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How Does Cancer Spread

Our bodies are constantly rebuilding themselves: cells divide in two to replace old cells with new ones. When the body’s instructions for creating new cells contain errors, these errors can sometimes lead to mutated cells that spread out of control. Each form of cancer is caused by a different type of out-of-control cell.

Although mutations in a cell’s DNA code are the ultimate cause of all cancers, there are as many different types of mutation as there are types of cancer. There is also no single cause for them: chemicals, radiation, and even viruses can lead to DNA mutations. Our bodies are designed to detect and eliminate cells with defective DNA, but these defenses do not always work.

In some cases, the mutations can affect the instructions that control the creation of new cells. This can lead to damaged cells that reproduce out of control, gradually taking over the body. Sometimes these mutations can result in the creation of cells that can move through the body, carrying the cancer to several locations instead of just one. When cancer spreads, doctors say it “metastasizes.”

Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure

Mesothelioma, a lung cancer associated with exposure to asbestos, often does not show up until decades after the patient’s last exposure. By the time the disease is diagnosed, it may already be in an advanced state. Most cases of asbestos exposure happened in the workplace, something many companies worked to cover up.

If you have worked around asbestos, you are at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. You should not have to suffer because of your former employer’s dangerous disregard for its workers.

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To seek justice in your mesothelioma case, contact the experienced mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Hart today at 800-781-3955.

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