STORY FROM: Asbestos
Another Piece in the Mesothelioma Puzzle?
November 1, 2000
icFendicrom the earliest days of its existence, mesothelioma has been a medical and scientific puzzle. The pieces of this puzzle involve the challenging diagnosis of the tumor; the association with 'asbestos exposure'; demonstration of the actual medical cause of the tumor in a given patient; the unsolved mystery of why, if asbestos is a potent causative agent, mesothelioma occurs in only an exceedingly minute percentage of the general population; why it develops in only a relatively small percentage of unfortunate patients, even among those most heavily exposed at work; and finally, the ever more apparent suggestion of one or more ...