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How does asbestos causes mesothelioma?

I work in an automotive shop as a tire technician part time to put myself through school. How much risk do I face for developing a lung disorder? I don’t personally service brakes; I only replace tires. This does expose me to some dust when I remove the wheel from the car or truck, although I try to avoid breathing it in. Also, are macrophages and other leukocytes unable to carry out phagocytosis on asbestos fibers?

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Those tiny microfibers attach to the linings of the aveoli. They lose their elasticity. The white blood cells attack the damage portions of the cell (aveoli). Snowballing effect takes place, until the body begins an all out fight (defense) against the attacking foreign object(s).

Why do I cough inside my house but not outside?

Been going on for weeks. I’m in my house and I just cough and cough but when I’m outside or somewhere with fresh air I don’t. Does this mean I have asbestos in the house or maybe allergies. If anybody can help me out that would be great.

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You have to know if this has been always happening or just started recently. If it just started recently you might want to check what was new in your house that makes you cough. In most cases dust mites could be a possible cause, If you are concern that there is an asbestos in your house best to do is visit your medical doctor and have a checkup for trace of mesothelium in your lungs. Asbestos cancer or mesothelioma is hard to deal with because the symptom will not show immediately, it takes 20-50 years from exposure before symptoms become noticeable. You might want to visit http://bestmesotheliomalawyer.info/mesothelioma-lawyer/mesothelioma-an-overview/ for more detailed reading.

What are all the types of cancer?

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The most common types of cancer are: Breast, Prostate, Lung and Bronchus, Colon and Rectum, Urinary Bladder, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Melanomas of the Skin Kidney and Renal Pelvis, Pancreas, Oral Cavity and Pharynx (Head & Neck) and Ovary. Less common types are: Thyroid, Stomach, Brain, Multiple Myeloma, Esophagus Liver and Intrahepatic, Bile Duct, Cervix, Larynx Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Soft Tissue including Heart, Hodgkin Lymphoma, Testis GIST (Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors), Small Intestine Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Anus, Anal Canal and Anorectum, Vulva, Gallbladder, Pleura, Malignant Mesothelioma, Bones and Joints, Hypopharynx Eye and Orbit, Nose, Nasal Cavity and Middle Ear, Nasopharynx, Ureter, Peritoneum, Omentum and Mesentery, Gastrointestinal and Carcinoid Tumors .” “There are over 200 different types of cancer. You can develop cancer in any body organ. There are over 60 different organs in the body where you can get a cancer.ancer can develop in just about any type of cell in the body. So there is almost always more than one type of cancer that can develop in any one organ. Often though, one type of cancer will be much more common in a particular organ.Treatment is worked out depending on the type of cancer. So it is important to know what type of cancer you have – both the part of the body where it started and the type of cell that has become cancerous – if you are looking for information about treating your type of cancer. (source:http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/help/default.asp?page=2545&order=3284) .

Are there any scientific documents which support the assumption that HIV causes AIDS?

I am expecting some documented answers. Thank you i want to thank the two first people that answered this questions, but nevertheless, i must say that their answers make them look like they are stupid, but especially the second one is also a FASCIST, cause only under a fascist regim there is no freedom of speech (and questions, are part of speech). What made me ask this question, was various things that i saw at the site http://curezone.com/diseases/aids/ so, if somebody has 1)name of the scientific publication 2) name and number of the magazine that it was published published 3) name of the author, please submit them here. the rest are kindly requested to do sth else. lots of cursing, lots of irrelevant comments and links, still no answer. for gumdropgirl6: taken from the site you suggested, http://www.avert.org/evidence.htm… “Conclusion There is no single scientific paper that proves HIV causes AIDS”!!! thank you for this. Proper action was taken by yahoo answers stuff, deleting two inappropriate answers. Thank you very much.

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ADDENDUM: Way to take a quote out of context, you FRAUD! You managed to miss the sentence that followed immediately: “There is no single scientific paper that proves HIV causes AIDS. INSTEAD THERE ARE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PAPERS CONTAINING A WIDE RANGE OF EVIDENCE THAT, TAKEN TOGETHER, MAKE THE CASE OVERWHELMING.” You simply stopped reading after the first full stop. You also probably have no experience reading scientific literature, because if you did, you’d know that major ideas in science are supported by SEVERAL peer-reviewed sources, and that consistency in the literature is the basis for a STRONG argument. Prevailing distrust of the pharmaceutical/medical establishment has led to a wave of conspiracy theorists (aka, wearers of tin-foil hats) who do not believe in the etiological connection between HIV and AIDS. 1. Strength. A strong association, such as a five- or tenfold increase in risk, is more likely to be causal than a weak association (such as a 10% increase in risk) because a weak association is more likely to be spurious, arising from bias, confounding, or chance. However, a weak association does not rule out causality! Nonetheless, HIV is present in all cases of AIDS, which is a pretty strong association, don’t you think? 2. Consistency. If the association is repeatedly observed in different populations in different settings, it is more likely to be causal than an isolated observation. For example, AIDS has been shown to affect gays, Haitians, Africans and hemophiliacs — their only commonality would be HIV-infection. However, lack of consistency does not rule out a causal connection; some causes only work in certain circumstances, say in the presence of cofactors. These cofactors include genetic predisposition to delay onset of disease compared to other cases. 3. Specificity. The idea here is that a cause should lead to a single effect, not multiple effects. HIV –> immunodeficiency syndrome. This may have been a holdover from infectious disease thinking; it is clearly wrong in many other circumstances. For instance, smoking causes lung cancer, bladder cancer, emphysema, and heart disease. 4. Temporality. A cause must precede an effect in time. This one is ALWAYS true! HIV infection **always** precedes development or AIDS. It has never been shown that AIDS patients acquire HIV subsequent to the onset of syndrome. 5. Biological gradient. This is the presence of a dose-response gradient; if more of a dose leads to more of an effect, this supports the idea of causality. A dose-response gradient is helpful, but its absence doesn’t rule out causation (DES and vaginal adenocarcinoma, asbestos and mesothelioma) and its presence doesn’t prove causation (since it may result from confounding or bias). In this sense, there is such thing as an infectious dose. Theren eeds to be a fairly significant amount of virus in order to generate infection and subsequent disease. Exposure to one virus particle does not necessitate infection because the body’s immune response can still clear it. 6. Plausibility. The idea of causation must be biologically plausible. This may be elusive because we hold many fixed ideas; many people doubted for years that peptic ulcer disease cold be infectious in origin! OK, this is bulletpoint you take most issue with. Hundreds of scientists have worked for the past twenty-plus years elucidating the mechanism of infection from how it enters the body, where it lands (receptor sites, specific responses), how it propagates, and how it spreads. The explantations they have come up with are plenty biologically plausible (that is assuming oyu understand advanced biological concepts). 7. Coherence. The idea of causation must accord with other observations. For example, as Hill wrote, a causal relationship between smoking and lung cancer was coherent with the observations that smokers had dysplasia of the bronchial epithelium, or that lung cancer was a predominantly male disease. However, the absence of coherent information does not rule out a causal relationship. Many HIV-denialist attack this point as well. AIDS is still a young disease, and there is research that needs to be done, but the evidence collected thus far has shown itself to be difficult to refute without bringing in some very far-fetched ideas that have no biological plausibility. 8. Experimental evidence. Supporting data from human or animals experiments, such a lung cancer in animals exposed to cigarette smoke, helps establish a causal relationship. Experiments have been done using animals. No matter how much you distrust the scientific community, there is no way a scientist would ever deliberately give humans HIV. that’s not just unethical, it’s beyond the pale. 9. Analogy. For example, if thalidomide can cause birth defects, perhaps other drugs taken during pregnancy can also cause birth defects. Simian immunodeficienty virus can produce AIDS-like disease in monkey. Well, maybe human immunodeficiency virus can produce AIDS in people!!! Analogy can be helpful, although the help seems limited since anybody with a little creativity can probably dream up an analogy! Duesberg falls into this category.

Mesothelioma; Specific Defect Responsible?

Hi I am doing paper on Mesothelioma, and i Need to know the answer to this question: What specific defect is responsible for Mesothelioma. (ie. what gene is affected and how does this dysfunction alter the normal regulation of the cell cycle or cell number) your link has nothing about mesothelioma. it just tells me about oral theropy

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Mesothelioma has so far been an incurable cancer and once diagnosed most patients will die within a year. The link between asbestos exposure and mesethelioma is now well established. Asbestos as a result has been named the ‘The feared fibre of death’ by some researchers. Mesothelial cells are special cells that line the chest cavity, abdominal and heart cavity. The tissues formed by the mesothelial cells are called as Mesothelium. The mesothelium helps protect your organs by producing a special lubricating fluid that allows organs to move around. This fluid makes it easier for the lungs to move inside the chest during breathing. A malignant tumor of the mesothelium is called a malignant mesothelioma. Because most mesothelial tumors are cancerous, malignant mesothelioma is often simply called mesothelioma. YOU WILL MORE INFO IN——– http://mesothelioma.tk http://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/mesothelioma_cancer.htm

what kind of injury can cause pleurisy?

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Viral infection is the most common cause of pleurisy. However, many different conditions can cause pleurisy: Pneumothorax Bacterial infections like pneumonia and tuberculosis Autoimmune disorders like systemic lupus erythematosus (or drug-induced lupus erythematosus) and rheumatoid arthritis Lung cancer and lymphoma Other lung diseases like Cystic Fibrosis, sarcoidosis, asbestosis, lymphangioleiomyomatosis, and mesothelioma Pulmonary embolism, a blood clot in the blood vessels that go into the lungs Inflammatory bowel disease Familial Mediterranean fever, an inherited condition that often causes fever and swelling in the abdomen or lung Infection from a fungus or parasite Heart surgery, especially coronary artery bypass grafting High blood pressure Chest injuries Aortic dissection

causes of Heart cancer?

what are the causes of heart cancer?what treatments do you take? what are the side effects of treatment? thanxs

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Yes, very uncommon, unknown cause, and bad prognosis. Most are sarcomas (cancers arising from muscle, fat, bone and other connective tissue). Maignant primary tumors include sarcomas, pericardial mesothelioma, and primary lymphomas. Of the sarcomas, almost 40% are angiosarcomas, most of which originate in the right atrium and involve the pericardium. Treated with radiotherapy, chemotherapy, sometimes surgery. Just to get an idea how uncommon this is: In my job, I hear about 40+ patients a day with cancer. Multiple times a day I hear about common cancers like lung and colon. Tumors of the heart – about 2-3 times a year.

if there is a correlation between asbestos exposure and lung cancer ,does that mean asbestos caused it?

why or why not?

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There is a correlation between asbestos and a particular kind of lung cancer called mesothelioma. The chances of developing mesothelioma increase dramatically if you are a smoker and you’re exposed to asbestos. However, all of that being said, not every case of this form of cancer can be traced to asbestos exposure. So, no, just because someone has mesothelioma does not mean that it was caused by asbestos.

I’m looking for more info on Mesothelioma law suits in St.Louis, MO.?

I’m looking for more info on Mesothelioma law suits in St.Louis, MO.

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You can get a little information at http://www.mesolawsuit.com/locations/missouri/st-louis-mesothelioma-attorney.aspx. I would also recommend calling the firm that runs this site. Their number is 800-781-3955. They handle mesothelioma and asbestos cases nationally and can probably give you whatever info you need.

I am looking for a book it is on Amazon but not in NZ ?

I have called every book retailer I can find and they all say there is no such book but I know that there is !! Where to now? The book is called: They Said Months. I Chose Years! A Mesothelioma Survivor’s Story (Perfect Paperback) by J.R. O’Connor (Author) Thanks !

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if it is on amazon, then order it from there.