Mesothelioma lung cancer is a type of lung cancer that occurs in the tissues of the cells along the line of the lungs. These tissues are well known as mesothelial cells and they can get infected by inhaling the particles of dust from the asbestos fibers.
The dangerous part of mesothelioma lung cancer is that once the organs get infected, the fluids fluids surrounding the major organs get dried up and tumors start developing in those areas. Let us discuss the different aspects of the disease.
The main cause of mesothelioma lung cancer is exposure to asbestos and it can increase further with smoking. The risk of the disease increases if somebody has got the habit of smoking as the combination of the both increases the disease to a great extent.
Asbestos exposure is very bad for anybody’s health as the fibers remain in the body even when you are not exposed to it. Exposure to asbestos on a regular basis may be for a fixed period of time, will increase the risk of mesothelioma lung cancer by five times in a patient. But the risk of mesothelioma lung cancer becomes more if those fibers get the support of smoking behavior of the patient. A research figure shows that smoking along with asbestos exposure can increase the risk of mesothelioma lung cancer by at least 50 times. If you can quit smoking today, your chance of developing cancer will become less by at least half in the next ten years.
So, from next time, if you see that you are getting exposed to asbestos, be very careful.