As mentioned, one of the primary reasons behind the origin of mesothelioma cancer is inhaling of asbestos fiber. This fiber lodge themselves in the lining of the lungs and abdomen, further causing the cell damage. These damage of cells leads to mesothelioma cancer.
When the fiber of asbestos travels to a different parts of the body, it leads to the development of Mesothelioma. People who get malignant mesothelioma cancer are exposed to asbestos.
Primary Risk Factors for Mesothelioma
- Working in the industry having massive particles of the asbestos processing plant
- Working in the high-risk occupation including the heavy industry
- Living in the residential area carrying contaminated site
Other Risk Factors of Mesothelioma Cancer
Workers working in the construction area are primarily exposed to asbestos. This is the significant risk factor leading mesothelioma cancer and its types. When the demolition of old buildings takes place without safety precautions, airborne asbestos fiber can contaminate the area. Most of the new buildings contain asbestos.
Who is at Risk?
As mentioned above, working in construction areas are at tremendous risk.
- Drywall Installers
- Mill Workers
- Demolition Specialists
- Airplane Mechanics
Veterans who serve in the armed forces are at significant risk of developing Mesothelioma. They used asbestos-containing materials, which increased the exposure to Mesothelioma.
How does Mesothelioma develop?
One of the ways or causes of Mesothelioma development are a result of DNA damage caused due to asbestos fiber. Once your body inhales the asbestos particles, it cannot get rid of it. The fiber when is lodged in tissues for many years, it turns into cancerous cells.
- DNA damage due to Asbestos fiber- There are many cases where DNA damage happens due to asbestos fiber.
- Inflamed Cells- Fiber inflame and irritate mesothelial cells leads to cellular damage
- Genetic Changes- In this, fiber particle enters the mesothelial cells and disrupt their life cycle, further causing genetic changes.
- Uncontrolled Growth– These fibers lead to the production of oncoproteins blocking genes and further blocking cell-protecting genes.