Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that primarily affects the external lining of the lung (the pleura) and the lining of the lower digestive tract. It is almost always fatal with most of those affected usually dying within twelve months of diagnosis. Asbestos is responsible for causing the vast majority of Mesothelioma cases in Great Britain.
The following infographic from Mesothelioma Help displays some pretty gripping statistics about incidence and survival rates for various cancer sites as well as incidence percentages by state. The purpose of the graphic is to share importance of focusing on a cure for cancer and asking people to support the organizations that are working hard to find one.
Did you know that 733,000 office buildings in the United States still contain asbestos materials? Or that 155,000 mechanics and automotive garage workers are potentially exposed to asbestos materials? Asbestos is one of the main causes of mesothelioma cancer. It is deadly. Life expectancy is an average of 8-11 months after diagnose. This infographic from Mesothelioma Blog lays out some of the facts on the danger of asbestos and mesothelioma.