Mesothelioma International is dedicated to the fight against mesothelioma - a disease spread around the world that has its roots in the use of asbestos man-made. Although the use of asbestos is now banned in the European Union, an estimated 250,000 workers in Western Europe alone will die from mesothelioma by 2029. We hope that this website will be useful to all those in Europe who are suffering from this disease.
Mesothelioma is a rare and virulent form of cancer that affects the linings of the lung cavity, abdominal or lining of the heart. Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos and affects people who have inhaled asbestos fibers, in many cases, even 20-50 years ago. Some people have been exposed at work, others through a secondary family members who unwittingly brought home deposited fibers on work clothes or hair or skin.
Although the nature of this disease is severe, there is some hope. Each year, doctors and scientists worldwide are developing new therapies and new discoveries that help improve the chances of survival and quality of life of patients. This Web site, Mesothelioma International, helps patients and family members to get in touch with the resources necessary to stay informed and make better decisions about treatment and care possible.
In the first section of our Web site there are answers to common questions about mesothelioma and the causes and indicates who is at risk. In the next section, shows the most common symptoms, in addition to various analytical procedures that can be used to arrive at a diagnosis. The therapy section outlines the types of aggressive treatment such as surgery, chemotherapy, irradiation and clinical studies currently conducted in facilities for the treatment of cancer worldwide, and the option of palliative care for those who unable or choose not to undergo therapy. Every year we made progress.
The objective of the International Mesothelioma is to consolidate the latest information on mesothelioma and concise currently available and our coordinators are always available to your and your family to help you find answers to your personal questions.