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Mesothelioma - A Rare Form of Lung Cancer

Saturday, November 23, 2013

When the Community Outreach Director for the contacted me and asked that I put some information up on my blog about this rare form of lung cancer, caused by the inhalation of asbestos particles-which if you have watched TV-have heard lawyers talking about, I of course said yes. I actually had not realized that this was Lung cancer month. I originally was going to try and do some research but when I went to the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance website I realized that anything you would ever need to know is right there!

Here is a fact sheet that I was asked to put up


Asbestos is very dangerous and should only be removed by persons who are trained! Let us all get together and try to get asbestos removed from our environment once and for all.

Please visit the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance and learn more about who is at risk and what you can do.






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31 comments :

Masshole Mommy said...

Thanks for helping to raise awareness for this. Sometimes I see law practice commercials advertising this and if someone got it from whatever it was, to contact them. I had no idea what it actually was until now.

Liz Mays said...

I had a friend who had it professionally removed from her home. It was a scary time for her!

The Frugal Greenish Mama said...

It is so sad that so many things around us are truly bad for us! Thank-you for spreading the word!

Ashley Gill said...

I just found out my great aunt has breast cancer last night. I along with everyone else in the world HATE CANCER! I was so sure my mom would develop lung cancer from smoking, but I was wrong. ugh.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Thank you for spreading the word. My dad passed away from lung cancer, though it was due to smoking. Asbestos can cause so much damage too!

mail4rosey said...

It's not banned??? I had no idea, that just doesn't make sense at all, does it?!?! Thank you for sharing the information.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was banned, it is in a lot of older homes and people that do self renovations are not always aware.

Pam said...

I thought it was banned too. We had it in the attic of our old home and I didn't realize it.

Anonymous said...

I've always seen the commercials from lawyers about this diagnosis, but I'd never really learned much about what it was. Thank you so much for posting the facts here and educating me on it.

Unknown said...

Cancer sucks :( Thanks for raising awareness.

Unknown said...

It amazes me that there are still so many buildings with abestos insulation. If the lawmakers had to care for someone suffering from this disease I bet they would be more proactive. Thanks for the info.

Pam said...

Thanks for posting this. It is great information to get out there. My husband has worked closely with companies that do asbestos removal. You would be surprised at how many buildings still have it.

Unknown said...

I think what you are doing is very important, awareness for mesothelioma is a great thing to spread

Unknown said...

i didn't know asbestos wasn't banned yet! how crazy! thanks for all this information

Melanie Payne said...

asbestos isn't banned yet? I thought it was! How horrible! Great information, thanks for posting

Unknown said...

When it comes to lung cancer it is a hard topic for me. My grandfather passed away from it back in 2012 and its been so hard! Thank you for posting this means so much!

Rachee said...

I too hear those commercials about asbestos but never really thought about it. It's awful that people suffer so much from it.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

It is so important to raise awareness about this, especially during lung cancer awareness month. As a Survivor, I always advocate for any programs that teach the public about cancer awareness and treatment options.

113tidbits said...

Getting tested for this when working on the railroad was done every 6 months for old-timers.

Katherine Bartlett said...

My dad used to be an asbestos remover back in the 80s

Unknown said...

This is such good information on this particular disease. Thank you for sharing it.

Sandy Cain said...

I always see the ads for lawsuits for this. Who knew, back in the day, that asbestos was so harmful?? Not even that many years ago, I used to dry my little girls hair with a blowdryer that was filled with asbestos!!

desitheblonde said...

i have family member who have passed from this and other cancer and then this is relaly something you got to keep up with

Megan S said...

Thanks for all this information

Denise Low said...

Mesothelioma finally took my dad last year. Thank you for putting out this information.

Happishopr said...

Thank you so much for posting this! My husband lost his father to this horrible disease. I never had a chance to meet him.

Jerry Marquardt said...

This is a very sad thing to come down with, so my heart goes out to them. I read and enjoyed with empathy.

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Unknown said...

This is great that you are helping raise awareness. My father had this from working for the railroad for 50 years.

Athena Graeme said...

I have a friend going through this right now, thank you for the post. It helps a lot knowing more.

Shannon said...

I can't believe it is still in use! I remember them removing it from our school.

 
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