While we often hear people talk about how some types are worse than others, it basically doesn’t get much worse than malignant mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is virtually always caused when a victim is exposed to deadly asbestos fibers. The fibers become embedded in a layer of protective tissue known as the mesothelium, where they can metastasize into the deadly form of cancer known as mesothelioma.
The reason mesothelioma is so horrific is because only 10 percent of patients on average each year are diagnosed before the cancer has fully has metastasized. For the other 90-plus percent of mesothelioma victims, the cancer is already in stages one through four, and there is no cure and are not very many effective treatment options. To get an idea of how serious malignant mesothelioma is, most patients will be dead within one year of receiving an initial diagnosis. Continue reading →