Today is Mesothelioma Awareness Day. While this cancer can invade a number of organs we are most aware of it as an asbestos related cancer of the lungs.
I'm thinking of any number of forensic studies of Jesus's crucifixion which indicate his death was ultimately caused by suffocation - his being unable to raise himself up on the cross to take breaths. One sign of the presence of Mesothelioma in the lungs is painful and difficult breathing.
I'm thinking too of many gospel accounts wherein Jesus reaches out to the suffering sick of his day. We can imagine his sensitivity today being directed to the many people afflicted with contemporary diseases: a host of new cancers, Ebola, AIDS, heart disease, mental illness...
The two links below and many other online sites offer valuable information. We don't have to be in the medical field to be informed and aware:
Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance
Mesothelioma Awareness Day ~ Dying to Be Heard
"For Jesus healed many, so that as many as had ailments were pressing upon him to touch him." (Mark 2:10)