Mesothelioma Cancer ribbon tattoos are used by many nowadays to show their support for cancer patients and to spread cancer awareness. There are many of us who have lost a member of the family to mesothelioma cancer or have someone who is struggling with mesothelioma cancer.
Wearing symbols like this shows our support for the cancer patients that belong to our family and throughout the world. Mesothelioma Cancer ribbon tattoos not only represent your support but also inspire others to do the same. It is also good for tattoo enthusiasts as this way they get fresh tattoos and also engage in an activity against cancer.
Some of those who have won the fight against mesothelioma cancer wear a cancer ribbon as a symbol of struggle and hope. Some choose to wear caner ribbons as tattoos. This has become increasingly popular and now you can get cancer ribbon tattoos in almost any tattoo parlors. Mesothelioma Cancer ribbon tattoos come in various colors and design to symbolize various forms of mesothelioma cancer.
Mesothelioma Cancer Ribbon Tattoos to Deliver Messages
Cancer ribbon tattoos given in most tattoo parlor can further be customized with other designs depending on your choice. Some people choose to deliver messages like “fight”, “believe”, “hope”, “faith” etc. in their cancer ribbon tattoos to inspire. Various colors in background or design represent individual cancers. Periwinkle is for stomach and esophageal cancer, cancer for children is gold, orange represents both leukemia and kidney cancer, ivory and burgundy depict head and neck cancer, black is for melanoma, lavender is used to represent cancer in general, yellow represents sarcoma, bone and blood cancer, breast cancer is represented by pink, grey is used to represent brain cancer, orchid represents testicular cancer, light blue is used for prostate cancer, pink/blue/teal represents thyroid cancer, peach is for uterine cancer, teal and white both represent cervical cancer, dark blue represents colon cancer, burgundy represents multiple myeloma, lime is for lymphoma, purple symbolizes both leiyomyosarcoma and pancreatic cancer, teal is for ovarian cancer, white is for lung cancer, emerald symbolizes liver cancer etc.
The truth is that many who are diagnosed with cancer eventually become deceased. Some people choose to honor the departed by wearing cancer ribbon tattoos that specifically represents them. While some just wear cancer ribbon tattoos others wear cancer ribbon tattoos that include a portrait or a name of their loved ones. The use of phrases is not uncommon either. Many cancer ribbon tattoos incorporate phrases like “in memory of…” and “RIP”.
Mesothelioma Cancer Ribbon Tattoos can be placed anywhere
Cancer ribbon tattoos can be placed anywhere around the body and it is entirely up to each person. Although, most people prefer cancer ribbon tattoos in the arm or the torso area; because some people do not like the name of their loved ones in their legs. Many people choose to get cancer ribbon tattoos to keep the name or portrait of their loved ones always close to them; so that they are reminded of them each day. The pain someone has to withstand to get cancer ribbon tattoos is nothing compared what their loved ones felt; which is why many undergo this procedure without hesitating.
So what is mesothelioma ?
Mesothelioma, more precisely malignant mesothelioma, is a rare form of cancer that develops from the protective lining that covers many of the body’s internal organs, the mesothelium. It is usually caused by exposure to asbestos.
Its most common site is the pleura (outer lining of the lungs and internal chest wall), but it may also occur in the peritoneum (the lining of the abdominal cavity), the pericardium (a sac that surrounds the heart), or the tunica vaginalis (a sac that surrounds the testis).
Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos, or they have been exposed to asbestos dust and fiber in other ways. It has also been suggested that washing the clothes of a family member who worked with asbestos can put a person at risk for developing mesothelioma. Unlike lung cancer, there is no association between mesothelioma and smoking, but smoking greatly increases the risk of other asbestos-induced cancers. Those who have been exposed to asbestos have collected damages for asbestos-related disease, including mesothelioma. Compensation via asbestos funds or lawsuits is an important issue in law practices regarding mesothelioma.
The symptoms of mesothelioma include shortness of breath due to pleural effusion (fluid between the lung and the chest wall) or chest wall pain, and general symptoms such as weight loss. The diagnosis may be suspected with chest X-ray and CT scan, and is confirmed with a biopsy (tissue sample) and microscopic examination. A thoracoscopy (inserting a tube with a camera into the chest) can be used to take biopsies. It allows the introduction of substances such as talc to obliterate the pleural space (called pleurodesis), which prevents more fluid from accumulating and pressing on the lung. Despite treatment with chemotherapy, radiation therapy or sometimes surgery, the disease carries a poor prognosis. Research about screening tests for the early detection of mesothelioma is ongoing.