The Facts, Figures & Statistics of Mesothelioma

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(Last Updated On: July 2, 2018)

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer. It is deadly and hard to fight. The only known cause of mesothelioma is asbestos. Asbestos is a set of natural fibers that can become lodged in peoples’ lung tissue after being breathed in. The symptoms of mesothelioma generally do not occur until a decade or more after the exposure to asbestos. This infographic explains who is at risk for mesothelioma and asbestos exposure. It also explains how mesothelioma is treated.

Infographic Source: https://www.mesotheliomahelp.org/mesothelioma/statistics/

 

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