Our local TV station is constantly running ads for people with asbestos related mesothelioma who need legal to claim damages for their injuries. I’ve never understood what the condition was except that it was a breathing difficulty of some sort. Now I see that it’s a pleural cavity disease.
The thing that concerns me is that the symptom of mesothelioma, shortness of breath, is so common that it could apply to so many other ailments, including something as serious as heart disease or as benign as simply being out of shape or sleep apnea.
It’s important that the public be self-educated about all the possible causes for their symptoms, because doctors may not always nail the cause down right in the first visit.