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Is Mesothelioma the Same as Lung Cancer?

Mesothelioma and lung cancer are sometimes confused as the same disease. This is because they are both forms of cancer and they both occur inside of the chest. Some of the symptoms are also the same, further blurring the line between the two. In addition to symptoms and location, both can be caused by exposure to asbestos. However, even with many similarities, they are not the same type of cancer.

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Location

Mesothelioma attacks specific cells in the lining of the mesothelium. The mesothelium is the tissue around the lungs, but it is also located around the abdomen, heart, and testicles. This is why there are different types of mesothelioma. The most common type, pleural mesothelioma, is the kind that attacks the tissue around the lungs.

Lung cancer affects strictly the cells in the lungs. It is possible for both types of cancer to spread to other areas of the body as the disease progresses, but their point of origin is either one or the other. Mesothelioma can develop into lung cancer. The process by which cancer spreads from one location in the body to another is called metastasis.

Symptoms

Typical symptoms of both diseases include shortness of breath, coughing, difficulty swallowing, and chest pain. It is also common for either of the cancers to be diagnosed in the later stages. This is because symptoms are not present until the disease has progressed.

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Treatment

Since both cancers affect similar parts of the body, they are treated with similar treatments. This usually includes surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy, or a combination of any of the three. For many, treatment is provided in several phases. This is because doctors want to treat the affected areas as thoroughly as possible and in both cases a single type of treatment may not be enough. For instance, surgery can remove a tumor in lung cancer or mesothelioma, but it might require radiation or chemotherapy to destroy the remaining damaged cells.

Smoking

Another reason why the cancers are often confused for the same thing is the relationship they both have to smoking. Cigarette smoking causes lung cancer, as well as several other types of cancer. However, there is no proof it causes mesothelioma. However, there is proof that smoking increases a person’s risk if they are already in a high risk group. If you have been exposed to asbestos and you smoke, your odds of developing cancer are increased by more than 75%. Additionally, if you have mesothelioma and you smoke, it increases your likelihood of developing a secondary lung cancer.

These types of cancer are aggressive and the prognosis is often dim. Though treatment is available, it is often used only for palliative purposes. Patients of both cancers suffer from pain and discomfort, so treatment may be used to make life as tolerable as possible in the time a patient has left.

If you have been exposed to asbestos or you believe your risk is high for lung cancer, speak with your doctor. He or she can monitor your health and help you detect mesothelioma or lung cancer as soon as possible.

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Below is a list of helpful information

Possible Asbestos Exposure Sites

  •     Pennsylvania Coal Company
  •     Ravenswood Powerhouse
  •     Ridgewood Pumping Station
  •     NYC Department of Docks Pier 90
  •     Edward Clark Dakota Apartment House
  •     Intern'Tl. Curtis Marine Turbine Company
  •     Grand Central Station
  •     New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  •     John Simmons Company
  •     American Society of Mech. Engineers
  •     Postal Concentration Center
  •     William Isherwood, Incorporated
  •     Societe Netsle
  •     Jamestown Worsted Mills
  •     W.H. Sweeney Manufacturing Company
  •     Hygeia Refrigerating Company
  •     Elmira Free Academy
  •     Pelham Painting
  •     S. Ranieri
  •     New York Tribune Building
  •     Ward Bread Company
  •     Queen City Rubber Company
  •     Socony-Vacuum Building
  •     Replublic Steel Corporation
  •     Brass Rail Restaurant
  •     Fh Smith Jamestown Cotton Mills
  •     Havemeyer Brothers and Company
  •     Buffalo Union Furnace Company
  •     Binghamton Housing Authority
  •     Pathe Freres Phonograph Company
  •     Union Sulphur Company
  •     New York Central and Hudson River Railroad

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