Right now, mesothelioma deaths are on the rise according to a new CDC report. The agency has linked mesothelioma as the underlying or contributing cause of death in almost 50,000 U.S. deaths in the last 15 years. Deaths related to malignant mesothelioma are at a record high, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
There are different forms of mesothelioma. The most common form of mesothelioma is pleural mesothelioma. This cancer develops in the lining of the lungs. Also, it accounts for around 75% of all mesothelioma cases. Symptoms of pleural mesothelioma often affect breathing and the thoracic cavity(chest), and they can often be taken for problems related to other diseases, such as pneumonia, flu, or even lung cancer.
Increasing Mesothelioma Deaths
The CDC has released a new report stating that annual mesothelioma deaths have increased by 5 percent. Many researchers have expected this number to decline as more become aware of the cancerous material, asbestos. Plus, asbestos use is down. However, mesothelioma continues to increase, and now it is impacting the young as well as the old. However, the largest group affected are those between the ages of 75 and 84. Also, the largest amount of mesothelioma deaths happen to those over age 85.
The scariest discovery is younger and younger people are receiving a diagnosis for mesothelioma and are dying from it. Now, the age range of mesothelioma deaths is between 45 and 74.
After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis
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