Disease Conditions

Disease Conditions 2017-09-19T08:09:11+00:00

Mesothelioma is a genetic disease caused by asbestos exposure.  Genetic not in the heredity sense, but meaning a gene mutation to cells within the body, which is caused by the presence of asbestos fibers. Mesothelioma is considered an aggressive yet rare malignancy (2,300 diagnoses per year) that grows and develops on the protective tissue lining of internal organs. This lining is known as the mesothelium.

Resources for Disease Conditions

  • https://www.treatmesothelioma.org/mesothelioma/