mes·o·the·li·o·ma (me-zə-ˌthē-lē-ˈō-mə) noun, plural mesotheliomas, a usually malignant tumor derived from mesothelial tissue (as that lining the peritoneum or pleura).
You’re picturing a 70 year old asbestos factory worker or miner aren’t you? That is my original thought when someone mentions mesothelioma. Not so.
In August of 2005, at the age of 36, Heather Von St. James found out that she had mesothelioma, a form of asbestos cancer, rarely seen in someone so young. She had given birth to a beautiful baby girl just 3 months prior. She most likely was exposed to asbestos as a child through contact with her father’s “dusty” work clothes from his construction job. To read more about her story go HERE.
A short time ago, Heather contacted me asking for my help in getting the word out about this issue. Please consider putting her blog button on your sidebar, so she can spread awareness about this form of cancer.