Alex Funicello – Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a condition that is also caused by exposure to asbestos, and it has become a common subject mentioned in television commercials from lawyers who are trying to get patients in on class-action settlements. It is a complex condition that is still currently in need of a cure. The American Lung Association describes mesothelioma as so “Mesothelioma is an uncommon form of cancer. It involves the cells that the lungs, abdominal and heart—known as the mesothelium. In the most common form of mesothelioma, tumors form on the sac that lines the chest cavity and protects the lungs. Most people who have mesothelioma have been exposed to asbestos at work. But not everyone who is heavily exposed to asbestos at work develops mesothelioma or other diseases related to asbestos. Researchers are working to find new treatments for mesothelioma.”

Currently, Mesothelioma is treated as most cancers are; as in, with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and other such intensive procedures. While researchers are working around the clock to find a more direct cure for this ailment, many potential cures have reached clinical trials, which are considered to be the last phase of testing before it is given the proper approve al to be administered.