SOURCE: Mesothelioma Victims Center

Mesothelioma Victims Center

August 20, 2015 07:30 ET

Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges Anyone Exposed to Asbestos at an Industrial Workplace or US Navy in the 1960's or 1970's to Take the EPA Symptoms List for This Rare Cancer Seriously and to Tell Their MD

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - August 20, 2015) - The Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging individuals who had medium-to heavy asbestos exposure while employed at an industrial workplace, any type of power plant, oil refinery, or while serving in the US Navy, to tell their primary care physician about any possible exposure and to get an annual chest x-ray, especially if it took place in the 1960's or 1970's. The Center says, "What most people do not realize about this very rare type of cancer is that it may take upwards of five decades to develop." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "You could not make up a more evil disease than mesothelioma. It slowly develops in the soft tissue of your lung over many decades until one day you begin to feel abnormally ill. The most likely scenario is that you were a young man in the 1950's, 1960's, or the 1970's, and took a job at a manufacturing facility in Michigan, a power plant in Pennsylvania, as a welder in California, or you served our nation in the US Navy. It saddens us, but all of the previously mentioned workers were probably exposed to asbestos.

"No one told them about the risks of exposure to asbestos, nor to be careful when working around the material. Another piece of information left out was that exposure to asbestos could cause a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma later on down the road.

"We do not care what state you live in. If you were exposed to asbestos as far back as the 1950's, please tell your primary care physician about the exposure and ask them to perform a chest x-ray in your next annual medical checkup.

"If a medical doctor has told you that you might have mesothelioma, please call us immediately at 866-714-6466 so we can explain how the compensation process works, and information about the nation's most experienced lawyers for compensation." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

According to the EPA website on the topic of mesothelioma: "Symptoms of mesothelioma may not become apparent until long after exposure. If you have any of the following symptoms, you should consult your doctor without delay:

  • "Shortness of breath.
  • "A cough or a change in cough pattern.
  • "Blood in the fluid coughed up.
  • "Pain in the chest or abdomen.
  • "Difficulty in swallowing or prolonged hoarseness.
  • "Significant weight loss."

For attribution, please refer to the EPA website titled Asbestos Health Risks. http://www2.epa.gov/region8/asbestos-health-risks

High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, steel mill workers, miners, welders, pipefitters, manufacturing workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, or 1980's. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. Frequently, victims of mesothelioma are initially misdiagnosed with pneumonia. This year between 2500, and 3000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is attributable to exposure to asbestos.

According to the CDC the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon.

However, based on the calls the Mesothelioma Victims Center receives, a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma could live in any state including New York, Florida, California, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, or Alaska.

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "Before you hire a mesothelioma attorney please call us at 866-714-6466, and compare the qualifications of who we consider to be the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys to any other lawyer, or law firm.

"When it comes to obtaining the best mesothelioma compensation settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain anytime." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health's web site related to this rare form of cancer: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mesothelioma.html

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