Preventing mesothelioma is the best option. Mesothelioma is a slow but an unstoppable killer; once you have it, you have it for life; your chance to be cured from it is very, very minim. If you feel that you work in an industry at risk of exposure to asbestos, you have to take all necessary measures to protect yourself from exposing and inhaling of asbestos. It is important to discuss your health concerns with your employer and require that he/she provides physical protection required by law to eliminate your risk of developing the mesothelioma or asbestosis.
However, although it is legally the responsibility of your employer to provide safety devices against asbestos, it is your responsibility to protect your health and the health of your family. If your employer is negligent or refuses to provide your safety, do your duty; contact an agency to support you right away. Your employer will be obliged to comply with the law. If you have been exposed to asbestos, early screening by chest x-ray may help prevent the mesothelioma or its complication.
Quit smoking – If you are a smoker and have been in contact with asbestos, stop smoking and have a chest x-ray annually to reduce the risk of lung cancer and other pulmonary infections.
Lifestyle – exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, avoid stress and sleep for at least 7 hours every night can help you have a healthy immune system, and delay or stop the development of mesothelioma.