Are You Asbestos Aware?
A married mother of three, with three grandchildren, is due to speak on Friday 1 July to support the awareness of National Mesothelioma Action Day.
Linda Lakin, was diagnosed with Mesothelioma in February 2014. She vowed to fight the asbestos related disease. Doctors successfully removed the cancer from the lining of her lung, but unfortunately the cancer returned; Linda has now had a gruelling round of chemotherapy.
Although doctors managed to remove all the cancer they could see when Linda was first diagnosed, they warned her that the cancer would always be there “hiding somewhere”.
Linda will be speaking at the annual service of Reflection and Hope, at Leicester Cathedral, to mark National Mesothelioma Action Day. She said: “One of the things I have made a point of doing is talking to people about the dangers of asbestos. It is still out there and people need to be made aware”. Linda takes time to speak out to other sufferers about the treatment options and what the surgery is like.
Mesothelioma is a serious illness. It affects up to 3000 people a year. The disease can take up to 30 years from asbestos exposure, to showing any signs of symptoms related to the disease. This is why asbestos dangers are widely ignored, as you do not suffer from immediate effects.