Thursday, October 3, 2013

Because cancer sucks

Because cancer sucks, I was asked to spread some awareness about mesothelioma -  a completely preventable cancer (caused only by asbestos exposure), because knowing more about the disease and it's risk factors truly does make a difference.

Asbestos exposure is the primary cause of mesothelioma cancer. Inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers may cause an inflammation of internal tissue and disrupt organ function which leads to the development of mesothelioma. Asbestos products were used extensively throughout the 20th century in a wide variety of applications. Asbestos companies continued to produce these products even after they were known to be hazardous and harmful to workers and their families. Many of these products were responsible for asbestos exposure sustained by both the individuals who manufactured the products as well as those who used them at commercial, industrial and military jobsites. Renovation and construction both at home and in schools and other public facilities also posed high risk areas for asbestos exposure.

And I always thought that asbestos had already been banned. I was wrong. Read and heed. And share if you can.

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And also remember that this is breast cancer awareness month.   I lost my boobs, but early detection saved my life.   Please check yours.


  1. Sharing on FaceBook.

  2. I had an uncle die of mesothelioma. He worked for a flooring company and worked with asbestos tiles before they knew of the dangers. There is still a lot of those tiles around today. Awareness can save lives. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thank you for spreading the word. It's the preventable stuff that's so frustrating.

  4. Good information. Will also post on FaceBook.

  5. I have check.ed. I learned something (else) today. Thank You.

  6. A friend's husband did asbestos removal. He used to dress as though he was going in a clean room in outer space. He literally looked like a space man.