INTRODUCTION OF MESOTHELIOMA
Welcome! If you are accessing this page, it's probably because you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you're the relative or friend of someone who has it, you are concerned with certain symptoms you are manifesting, or you display no symptoms but have worked in the past in situations where you have been exposed to asbestos. If any of the above is true of you, or even if perhaps you are a researcher merely seeking to learn more about this rare but aggressive form of cancer, we have the information and assistance you need.
According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed in the United States every year. From the decade of the 1970s through the early 1990s, the diagnosed incidents of this form of cancer increased, but since that time the rate has decreased, probably because of increased awareness of the dangers of exposure to asbestos in the workplace. Rates are significantly higher in men than in women. In other countries, rates continue to increase, possibly due to fewer regulations and looser safety standards. Because of the latency period of mesothelioma, the disease is significantly more prevalent in older people than younger people.
If you suspect that you or a loved one might have mesothelioma, it is imperative that you understand what the disease is, its symptoms, treatment options, and how to get legal support to assist you with claims and compensation.