Steve McQueen's Mesothelioma
Diagnosis and Asbestos Exposure

Many are aware that famous movie actor, Steve McQueen, died of cancer. But few are aware he actually had a mesothelioma diagnosis. As most are also not aware, Steve McQueen worked in a shipyard as a young man -- where he was likely exposed to asbestos.


Steve McQueen's Death from Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma symptoms

The main problem is that mesothelioma symptoms may not appear until last stages of diseas. Mesothelioma symptoms include: pain in the chest, breath shortness, weight loss, bowel obstruction, anemia. If the cancer has spread to other parts of the body beyond the mesothelium, symptoms of the mesothelioma may often include heavy swallowing, or swelling of the face and neck
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Types of Mesothelioma cancer

  • There are five known types of mesothelioma cancer.
  • Pleural Mesothelioma
  • Peritoneal Mesothelioma
  • Pericardial Mesothelioma
  • Testicular Mesothelioma
  • Benign Mesothelioma
Four of these are malignant cancers, and one is a benign condition.
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