There’s a great deal of talk about mesothelioma, and even though this is a fairly rare form of lung cancer, the numbers of people being diagnosed with this condition are steadily growing. There are many reasons why this type of cancer gets so much attention and why the diagnosis of mesothelioma is on the increase.
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that is almost exclusively caused by asbestos. While asbestos is not used nearly as much as it was in the past, it was used in the manufacturing of clothing, bed sheets, and home insulation. Even as little as 20 years ago, asbestos was still being used on a regular basis.
The issue with asbestos is that it can often take anywhere from 20 to 50 years to cause cancer from breathing it in. Because of this, elderly people are more likely to be diagnosed with mesothelioma. …