The Cause of Mesothelioma

There is no real mystery as to the cause: mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. Cancer is a mutation of cells that occurs as a result of damage to their DNA, and in the case of mesothelioma cancer it is contact with asbestos fibers that have either been inhaled or ingested and that then become embedded in the body of the cells. They cause cell death and the subsequent mutation of the cells around it, which eventually grow into cancerous tumors.

Asbestos Exposure is the Primary Cause of Mesothelioma

Where other forms of cancer have a long list of risk factors, in the case of mesothelioma exposure to asbestos is almost exclusively the cause. Though there have been a couple of other causes documented, the incidence of these is extremely rare.

If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, or asbestos lung cancer then you may be eligible to receive compensation from the $30 billion asbestos bankruptcy trust or by filing a mesothelioma lawsuit. Contact us today to receive a free Financial Compensation Packet that provides all the information you need on how to get significant compensation, or if you choose, to be put in contact with a qualified mesothelioma attorney who can help you get financial compensation.