Cancer of the Pleura

Cancer of the Pleura


The epidemic of cancer of the pleura due to asbestos continues its strong growth. Nearly 800 new cases of cancer are recorded each year Pleva and 2030, the number of deaths should double to 50,000. The number of women living with cancer Pleva increases, the age of new patients has steadily declined and new categories of the population are affected.

The damage of asbestos: the development of mesothelioma cancer Pleva

Yet suspected for decades, only in 1974 that a U.S. study confirms the toxicity of asbestos by demonstrating a risk of cancer increased fivefold among workers on insulation systems based asbestos.Despite a report outlining two years later a "probable increase in the coming years, the incidence of asbestos-related cancers, including mesothelioma, cancer of Pleva, it was not until January 1, 1997 that this material is interdit.C east and the national surveillance program of mesothelioma, cancer Pleva, was established to assess the damage and estimate the severity of those to come.

Asbestos: the slaughter announced...
Cancer of the Pleura

Five years later, "announced the slaughter" by some specialists of asbestos is confirmed. The program also reveals a growing epidemic, while it is in decline in many industrialized countries. Why? Preventive measures were too late in the Hexagon and patients under-diagnosed too long. Finally, since the 70's, the incidence of mesothelioma, the fatal cancer of the pleura caused by inhalation of toxic fibers of asbestos, has doubled in men. Today is diagnosed 800 new cases per year, age tends to decrease steadily. Women with are growing and we discover new areas of activities that were thought previously spared, such as shipbuilding. Professionals are most at risk are now plumbers, pipefitters, welders, sheet metal workers and boilermakers.

The disease is very long to declare after the start of the exhibition, the number of deaths attributable to asbestos is expected to grow until 2030.