Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Reading This Could Save a Loved One

Imagine being only 36 years old and had just given birth when you are diagnosed with cancer. That is exactly what happened to Heather Von St. James. Thankfully, 8 years have passed and she is still on this Earth. She spent many years going through surgeries and chemotherapy. Today her passion is now to spread awareness of the cancer that almost took her life. 

Mesothelioma is a cancer that doesn't get much hype; especially, now that asbestos material is being used less widely. Asbestos is an insulating material comprised of magnesium-silicate mineral fibers. The thing about Mesothelioma is that it takes years for symptoms to show up. Once they do start they are often subtle and mistaken for something else. 

Since the symptoms aren't highly known it is important for all of us to be aware. Even if we don't believe we have been exposed to asbestos, there is a high likely hood that our older loved ones have. Wouldn't it be great if we were aware of the symptoms just in case? 

Here are some of the symptoms:

//blood clotting disorder
//bowel obstruction
//chest pain
//difficulty swallowing
//coughing up blood
//weight loss
//muscle weakness
//shortness of breath

There are more symptoms on the Mesothelioma site

The website offers lots of general information, mesothelioma lawyers, a list of experts, information for veterans, and much more. 

One of the great things on the website is lots of information on where you could have been exposed to asbestos. It has the companies, products, occupations, jobsites (even by state). It also has information on what to do to remove asbestos. If you need to learn anything about mesothelioma it should be your first stop.

Being aware of the symptoms is the greatest thing you can do to catch this cancer early.  

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