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Mesothelioma Myths and Inaccuracies

Mesothelioma Myths and Inaccuracies

Mesothelioma is relatively rare. Because mesothelioma is less common than other forms of cancer, several inaccuracies are prevalent in our society.

Some common mesothelioma misconceptions include:

  • Mesothelioma is a disease of years past: In fact, cases of mesothelioma are on the rise. Although people were more likely to be exposed to asbestos before the 1980s, these people are just now beginning to show symptoms of mesothelioma.
  • Mesothelioma is a form of lung cancer: Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart, whereas lung cancer arises in the lung tissue. There are more differences between lung cancer and mesothelioma, including risk factors, although they do share the common risk factor of asbestos exposure.
  • Mesothelioma only affects people who work with asbestos: There is both occupational and secondary exposure to asbestos, and any exposure to asbestos could possibly lead to mesothelioma.
  • Mesothelioma cannot be effectively treated: While there is no known cure for mesothelioma, there are ways to treat the disease. Many patients have lived longer because of chemotherapy, radiation, surgery or other treatments.

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, please contact the Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP, to schedule a free case evaluation. Attorney Matthew Kiely represents people with mesothelioma in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC, as well as nationwide.