Tuesday, March 25, 2014
This is Heather Von St. James.
Eight years ago, she was diagnosed with mesothelioma; a rare and deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. She had just given birth to her daughter Lily, and was only given 15 months to live. After a life-saving surgery that included the removal of her left lung, she made it her life’s mission to educate people about this deadly disease and it’s cause.
Asbestos Awareness Week is just around the corner and we are hoping that you would be willing to help us spread the word. Asbestos has been used for many applications in the past including building materials in homes, office buildings, and naval ships. It is STILL not banned in all nations around the world!
According to the World Health Organization, approximately half of all deaths from occupational cancer are caused by asbestos. Asbestos cancer diagnosis is difficult due to the symptoms of the disease mimicking those of other illnesses.
You can find Heathers awareness page here: http://www.mesothelioma.com/heather/awareness/
And more info about Mesothelioma Prognosis here: