When asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested, they penetrate different areas of the body, causing both scaring and genetic damage to cells. Over time, the asbestos fibers disrupt the normal process of cell division and replication and, eventually, can cause cancer. Mesothelioma is an aggressive, incurable form of cancer that is caused by asbestos exposure.
The whole month of September is dedicated as Mesothelioma Awareness Month and September 26 is Mesothelioma Awareness Day.
Below are a list of Mesothelioma Awareness Month events happening around the country that you can participate in to spread awareness and support those with mesothelioma:
9/26: Mesothelioma Awareness Day