Causes of Mesothelioma Cancer

In order to determine the exact cause of Mesothelioma Cancer, the doctors have made throrogh research.  You may get the detail of this cancer from this page; what is Mesothelioma Cancer? It has been proven by many studies that this cancer is mostly caused by asbestos exposure.

Asbestos Exposure:

Actually when a person inhaled or ingested the asbestos fibres then it results in inflammation and infection in the human’s tissue.  According to one study, more than 30 percent of those diagnosed with mesothelioma have an exposure to asbestos.

Some people who are working in the industries and its associated area may expose to asbestos when they breathed. Normally Mesothelioma cancer has been observed in the men over 40 years of age.  There are also some cases in which a patient encountered with asbestos exposure problem in the household environment although he/she doesn’t know about it.

When the cases of Mesothelioma cancer increased in 1980’s then U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) instituted restriction on asbestos. In European areas the number of Mesothelioma cancer begins to rise.

Although the doctor regarded asbestos as a major cause of Mesothelioma cancer yet there are some unproven causes of it.

Genetic Mutation of Cells:

According to the Mayo Clinic, the genetic mutation is also a cause of cancer as it changed the healthy body cells into the cancerous or abnormal cells.  The abnormal cells divide and multiply and invading the normal cells, thereby causing the cancerous growth.

The doctor don’t know exactly what cause the genetic mutation .However the growth of mesothelioma cancer may result due to certain factors such as inhesrited condition, environmental factors, overall health , smoking etc.
Simian Virus SV40:

Some studies has shown that this virus causes mesothelioma cancer in  animals. But the link between this virus and cancer hasn’t proven  yet.

Thorium Dioxide:

According to another study, when some people undergone an x-ray using thorium Dioxide they become the victim of mesothelioma . Now this type of x-ray is not using by the doctors because of the link between thorium dioxide and cancer.

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