What is Mesothelioma?

What is Mesothelioma?

We are often asked the question, ‘What is Mesothelioma?’  Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that affects the mesothelium, which is a thin membrane that lines the inner surface of the chest wall, where it is known as the pleura; the abdomen where it is known as the peritoneum; or the testicles.

Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of the disease and exposure to asbestos is responsible for up to nine out of ten mesothelioma cases, according to the charity Mesothelioma UK, which is a national resource centre dedicated to providing specialist information, support and improved care and treatment.

It’s website includes in depth details of the disease, looking at causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

There is also advice on claiming benefits, taking legal action, clinical trials and a glossary of terms, plus resources and tools for health workers and patients.

These include a patient insights and experiences film which can be accessed online at www.mesothelioma.uk.com

 

Duty holders and employers have a legal responsibility to manage asbestos in their building so as not to put employees at risk. Contact our Armco office for asbestos management and refurbishment/ demolition surveys on 0161 763 3727 or by visiting http://www.armco.org.uk/

Alternatively, for all your asbestos training needs call 0161 761 4424 or visit http://www.armcoasbestostraining.co.uk/ for more information or to book a training course.

 

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