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Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer affecting the membrane lining of the lungs and abdomen.
Malignant mesothelioma is the most serious of all asbestos-related diseases. Exposure to asbestos is the primary cause and risk factor for mesothelioma.
Making a correct mesothelioma diagnosis is particularly difficult for doctors because the disease often presents with symptoms that mimic other common ailments. There is currently no known cure for mesothelioma, but treatments such as surgery and chemotherapy can help to improve the typical mesothelioma prognosis.
Pleural mesothelioma (affecting the lung’s protective lining in the chest cavity) represents about three-quarters of all mesothelioma incidence. Peritoneal mesothelioma, which affects the abdominal cavity, and pericardial mesothelioma, which affects the cardiac cavity, comprise the remainder.
I would like to take this time to tell you a true story! When I was just a little girl
as you can see I was Daddy’s baby girl. Well, years went by, and my father was a truck driver, and he smoked quite a bit. Well, one day my father had a distinguishing cough for as far back as I can remember. Well, being a truck driver they had to have check ups every now and then it was mandatory (thank the Lord), and they found a shadow on his left lung that turned out to be Cancerous, and Dad had 1/3 of his lung taken out this was 1976. Back then we didn’t have the knowledge as we have today. They got it all and Dad got better and believe it or not he went back to work, and when he went back to work… he started smoking again. 🙁 We argued and argued. Well, four years later… Thanksgiving to be exact… they found another shadow on the other lung and they took one third of his lung out, but this time it went to the lymph notes and once it goes there it travels throughout the body and it’s just a matter of time. I watched this 210 lbs. man deteriorate to 140 lbs.
Here he is happy & healthy with my Mom in 1974
and then one month prior to his death he’s sitting here on the coach at my brother’s house with all his grandchildren and his wife and me behind the camera at 140 lbs. a mere shell of a man that he once was.
He was a very hard working man, and loved by everyone. Good husband and great father & great grandfather and friend. He only wanted one thing that I could remember and that was to retire and live the good life. Dad did retire on January 8, 1980 and he past away on January 30, 1980. So many hearts were broken when he left us. This young 57 year old man was taken much to early because of cigarettes that causes Cancer for some. I’m not saying everyone they haven’t proven that yet, but let’s FIGHT Lung Cancer and help the ones that have it. Visit the link above and see what you can do. Thank you!
Rest in Peace!
Russell Wesley Chamberlin, SR. 1923 – 1980
Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
I love you Daddy and miss you so much!
Please every one I’m begging you… don’t smoke and have a check up at least once a year. PLEASE! We really need to fight the beast… fight Cancer and how can we fight it by knowing it. Look it up. Find out everything you can about it and FIGHT IT. EXERCISE. EAT HEALTHY AND PASS THE WORD! GOD SPEED AND MAY HE FOLLOW YOU ALL OF YOUR DAYS AND KEEP YOU HEALTHY AND IN HIS HEART!
Peace be with you!