Mesothelioma Awareness Day is September 26th and it’s an annual day to raise awareness in support of those who have been affected by this devastating cancer, as well as spreading information on the dangers of asbestos which is so important to me.
I received an email from a survivor of mesothelioma cancer and she asked that I post awareness on the topic. I typically don’t write for others regarding topics but cancer is so ugly and I just had to share. She has advocated sharing awareness on this topic so I hope to do my part in helping her.
Approximately 3,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year.
On average, about 2,500 mesothelioma-related deaths occur in the U.S. each year. Between 1999 and 2010, more than 31,000 people in the U.S. died due to mesothelioma.
From 1999 to 2010, the number of people who died each year in the U.S. from mesothelioma as an underlying or contributing cause increased by 10%.
You can read more: http://www.mesothelioma.com/mesothelioma/statistics/#ixzz3n8f97Xby
Help spread the world. You can read about Heather’s story on her blog series here!! For more facts on mesothelioma, please feel free to visit www.mesothelioma.com for an awesome statistics page, or here for more on asbestos and it’s dangers.