Whenever I hear someone talking about Mesothelioma Cancer I automatically think about my husband who is a bus mechanic for a large transportation company. For those of you who don’t know or are not aware, those people who work in the following positions of employment: eletricians, auto mechanics, construction workers, boilers and boilermakers, plumbers, and those people working with brakes on cars are all at risk of developing mesothelioma cancer. My husband has been an auto mechanic most of his life and he does work on all kinds of brake systems and clutch systems. What bothers me the most is that he is exposed to asbestos from brakes shoes and pads almost everyday which is a leading cause of mesothelioma cancer. Despite the warnings of the 1970′s and 1980′s, asbestos can still be found on some cars. Some foreign parts manufacturers and some aftermarkets companies still produce asbestos brake and clutch parts. The chemicals found in the brake and clutch parts are hazardous to your health.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that most frequently arises from the cells lining the sacs of the chest (the pleura) or the abdomen. Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form, often presenting with symptoms in the chest area. Peritoneal mesothelioma is much less common. This can effect the organs in the abdomen, and its symptoms are related to this area of the body, that is, abdominal swelling, nausea, vomiting, and bowel obstruction. The rarest form of mesothelioma is pericardial mesothelioma, which involves the sac surrounding the heart. If you or someone you know of is suffering from mesothelioma, there is a free support book out written by a man named Paul Kraus who outlived his prognosis of mesothelioma cancer by a year. The name of the book is called Surviving Mesothelioma: A Patients Guide. It can offer you hope, support and alternative ways to fight this form of cancer. Please consider the information from this book as a blessing for those who suffer from this disease.