The History of Mesothelioma

Dr. Rolf Freter, a hematologist and oncologist at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, MA talks about the history of mesothelioma. Freter explains that the disease usually develops due to asbestos exposure and in a few cases due to simian virus 40 or chest radiation therapy.

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In this ehowhealth video, he shares how it can often take 30 to 40 years before a patient will present any symptoms, exactly how certain types of asbestos can lead to mesothelioma and how the disease progresses.

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