Mesothelioma is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos fibers. Many people were exposed to the military and others of their profession, or secondarily in contact with the exposed workers. Because of that dormant cancer can occur up to 20-50 years or more after exposure.
Consequences of mesothelioma cancer:
Even though reported incidence rates have augmented in the last 2 years, mesothelioma is motionless slightly uncommon cancer.
The incidence is only about 1 case per 1 million inhabitants. In contrast, populations with high smoking has been achieved as a result of more than one thousand lung cancer per million people.
The incidence of malignant mesothelioma currently at 7 to 40 cases per 1 million population in Western industrialized countries, depending on population exposure to asbestos in recent decades.
It is estimated that the incidence in the United States managed to reach 15 per 1 million inhabitants in 2004.
It is expected that the incidence is still rising in other parts of the world. Mesothelioma occurs supplementary regularly in men than in women and the possibility increases with age, but the disease can occur in both men and women at any age.
It may be noted that an epidemic of mesothelioma was found in three Turkish villages (Karain and Tuzkoy Sarehidir). She is responsible today 50% of deaths here.