If you have held a position at high risk for mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure on the job, you might be beginning to experience severe symptoms of the disease. Mesothelioma symptoms can have a latency period of up to seventy years. It can go undetected for years or decades, and symptoms are often mistaken for those of other respiratory conditions.
Did you know that today, September 26, marks Mesothelioma Awareness Day? To spread the word, we thought we would provide five facts about the rare and aggressive disease that affects 3,000 new individuals every year (Cancer.org).