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Protect Against Mesothelioma by Avoiding Asbestos


Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that attacks the body's mesothelial cells around the organs. The mesothelium provides a protective membranous lining for the internal organs and allows moving organs (i.e. the heart and the lungs) to glide easily against adjacent structures. The names of the three regions of mesothelial cells that provide protective coating are 1) pleura, the sac which surrounds the lungs; 2) peritoneum, the lining which protects the abdominal cavity; and 3) pericardium, the sac which surrounds the heart. Three different types of mesothelioma cancer attack these three different regions.

Pleural mesothelioma: A type of lung cancer which attacks the pleura surrounding the lungs, this is the most common type of mesothelioma, affecting approximately two-thirds of all mesothelioma patients. Symptoms include horseness, fever, blood in sputum, swollen arms and face, coughing, loss of weight, difficulty breathing, chest pain, weak muscles, and reduced tactile sensitivity.

Peritoneal mesothelioma: A cancer of the abdomen which attacks the peritoneum lining the abdominal cavity. This affects approximately one-third of all mesothelioma patients. Symptoms include abdominal bloating, impaired bowl function, fever, swollen feet, and nausea.

Pericardial mesothelioma: This form of mesothelioma which attacks the pericardium surrounding the heart is extremely rare. Symptoms include chest pain, dyspnea, cough, and palpitations.

Mesothelioma has been linked to asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a type of building material used in thermal insulation products and ceiling tiles. In the United States, asbestos usage peaked during the 1950s - 1970s. During the late 1960s, concerns over the health consequences of asbestos exposure began to arise, thereby decreasing the amount of asbestos manufactured in next two decades. By the 1980s, a new industry of asbestos abatement began to flourish. But according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as many as 733,000 schools and public buildings still contain asbestos.

Small asbestos fibers that enter the air do not evaporate and can remain suspended in the air for a long time. These fibers, when breathed into the body, are toxic. There are three types of asbestos exposure.

Occupational asbestos exposure: People working in factories that manufacure asbestos are likely to have a high exposure to asbestos and are most at risk of developing asbestosis or mesothelioma.

Paraoccupational asbestos exposure: Family members of workers exposed to asbestos in the workplace are susceptible to exposure from asbestos dust brought home by the worker on his clothes or skin.

Neighborhood asbestos exposure: Those who live in the vicinity of an asbestos manufacturing plant are also at risk.

Mesothelioma is still a relatively rare form of cancer. There are an estimated 2,000 - 3,000 new cases per year in the United States. Approximately 7-13 per one million male patients with a history of asbestos exposure contract mesothelioma. Diagnosis usually occurs 20-40 years after initial exposure to asbestos.

Jimmy Atkinson writes for the Mesothelioma Reporter at http://www.mesotheliomareporter.org .


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Beagles Diagnosing Cancer 'Could Work with Mesothelioma'  Asbestos.com

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Britain’s death toll from asbestos at crisis level, figures reveal  The Guardian

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Asbestos in schools: What you need to know  Medical Xpress

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Exposed to Asbestos? Lung Fluid Test May Waste Valuable Time |  Surviving Mesothelioma

If you have been exposed to asbestos and your doctor sees a mesothelioma tumor on your CT scan, it may be a waste of time to do a lung fluid test, too.


Landmark case for asbestos lung cancer claimants - Newsroom
Landmark case for asbestos lung cancer claimants  Newsroom

A landmark ruling means a small but significant number of Kiwis who have developed terminal lung cancer through secondary exposure to asbestos will now be ...


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Asbestos court victory over ACC 'bittersweet' after lung cancer death  RNZ

Deanna Trevarthen's family continued the legal fight over ACC cover after her death at the age of 45 from asbestos-related lung cancer.


States File Lawsuit Against EPA Over Asbestos Regulation - Asbestos.com
States File Lawsuit Against EPA Over Asbestos Regulation  Asbestos.com

Nearly a dozen state attorneys general have filed a federal lawsuit against the EPA after the agency failed to impose a complete ban of asbestos in the U.S..


Asbestos Found in Lungs of Half the Thailand Population - Asbestos.com
Asbestos Found in Lungs of Half the Thailand Population  Asbestos.com

Almost 50% of the general population in Thailand will die with at least traces of asbestos in their lungs, based on one recent study. Asbestos fibers were ...


New Compound Could Make Chemotherapy More Effective - Asbestos.com
New Compound Could Make Chemotherapy More Effective  Asbestos.com

A research team from the Duke University Medical Center and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has uncovered a new compound with potential to make ...


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Avastin Improves Quality of Life for Mesothelioma Patients - Mesothelioma Center - Vital Services for Cancer Patients & Families  Asbestos.com

The Mesothelioma Center's news hub is your source for the latest in mesothelioma treatment, research, awareness events and asbestos exposure topics.


Chlor-Alkali Industry Wants Exception to Proposed US Asbestos Ban - Asbestos.com
Chlor-Alkali Industry Wants Exception to Proposed US Asbestos Ban  Asbestos.com

The American Chemistry Council has requested the chlor-alkali industry be exempt from any possible comprehensive ban on asbestos in the United States.


Managing asbestos in food and drink businesses - FoodManufacture.co.uk
Managing asbestos in food and drink businesses  FoodManufacture.co.uk

Neil Catton, committee member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health's (IOSH's) Food and Drink Industries Group, discusses the challenges posed ...


Asbestos found in nearly half of local authority run primary schools, new figures show - The Telegraph
Asbestos found in nearly half of local authority run primary schools, new figures show  The Telegraph

Asbestos is found in nearly half of local authority run primary schools, new figures show, leaving children at increased risk of developing cancer.


Advancements in Radiotherapy Improves Pleural Mesothelioma Treatment - MesoWatch
Advancements in Radiotherapy Improves Pleural Mesothelioma Treatment  MesoWatch

New dimensions in radiotherapy are paving the way to strategize pleural mesothelioma treatment. Changes in the fractionation of radiation dosage, use of ...


JoJo Siwa Speaks Out After Her Claire's Makeup Kit Was Recalled - Refinery29
JoJo Siwa Speaks Out After Her Claire's Makeup Kit Was Recalled  Refinery29

JoJo Siwa is breaking her silence a week after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration warned consumers that her Claire's makeup kit tested positive for asbestos ...


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Removing asbestos from schools likely to increase cases of mesothelioma  News-Medical.net

Removing asbestos from every school in the UK could result in more deaths from mesothelioma than if the asbestos was left in place, claims expert.


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Chaos within the EPA exposes Americans to toxins like asbestos | TheHill  The Hill

Each year, nearly 40000 Americans die from preventable asbestos-caused diseases.


Fearing Mesothelioma and Other Illnesses, San Diego Firefighters Sue - Mesothelioma.net Blog
Fearing Mesothelioma and Other Illnesses, San Diego Firefighters Sue  Mesothelioma.net Blog

Following revelations that the city of San Diego had put them at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, hundreds of firefighters and other fire ...


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Asbestos Deaths at Crisis Level in Britain, Data Shows  Legal Scoops

Asbestos-related deaths have reached a crisis level in Britain, new data shows. The fibrous mineral was widely used in the United Kingdom as a fire.


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This Biotech Uses ‘Omics’ to Develop Treatments for Drug-Resistant...  Labiotech.eu

Check out Aromics, a biotech that is using omics to develop treatments for cancers such as malignant mesothelioma, which can be caused by asbestos.


Is asbestos a silent killer in Massachusetts? - News - The Register - Wicked Local
Is asbestos a silent killer in Massachusetts? - News - The Register  Wicked Local

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Jury Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $325M in Talcum Powder Lawsuit  MesoWatch

A state jury in New York ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $325M verdict to Donna Olson and her husband who claim its talcum powder caused her to develop ...


Damages awarded in three deaths from asbestos - Times of Malta
Damages awarded in three deaths from asbestos  Times of Malta

The families of three men who died from lung cancer caused by asbestos at their workplace have been awarded nearly €140,000 between them by the ...


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Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges Skilled Tradesman with Mesothelioma to Call for Instant Access to Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste Some of The Nation's Top Lawyers Who Consistently Get Better Compensation Results-Nationwide  PRNewswire

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Revealed: the Scottish links to asbestos trade | Scotland | The Sunday Times - The Times
Revealed: the Scottish links to asbestos trade | Scotland | The Sunday Times  The Times

To people of the Highland town of Nairn, Ion Petrow and his family are part of what made their community tick. A successful businessman, he and his wife Helen ...


Mesothelioma Victims Center Urges a Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma in Any State to Avoid "Claims Centers" and to Reach Out to Attorney Erik Karst and His Team at Karst von Oiste to Ensure the Best Possible Financial Compensation - Yahoo Finance
Mesothelioma Victims Center Urges a Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma in Any State to Avoid "Claims Centers" and to Reach Out to Attorney Erik Karst and His Team at Karst von Oiste to Ensure the Best Possible Financial Compensation  Yahoo Finance

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AG Healey Leads Coalition of States Asking Congress to Ban Asbestos - Cape Cod Today
AG Healey Leads Coalition of States Asking Congress to Ban Asbestos  Cape Cod Today

BOSTON – Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today led a coalition of 18 state attorneys general ...


FDA finds asbestos in Claire's product. Why are cosmetics barely regulated? - Big Think
FDA finds asbestos in Claire's product. Why are cosmetics barely regulated?  Big Think

Claire's voluntarily pulled the products from shelves. Small amounts of asbestos have been found in several beauty products in recent years. The Food and Drug ...


HITHOC Treatment Deemed Safe for Some Pleural Mesothelioma Patients - Surviving Mesothelioma
HITHOC Treatment Deemed Safe for Some Pleural Mesothelioma Patients  Surviving Mesothelioma

German doctors testing the HITHOC treatment for pleural mesothelioma say it is a “safe therapeutic option” for localized epithelioid mesothelioma.


States sue EPA for tougher regulation of asbestos | TheHill - The Hill
States sue EPA for tougher regulation of asbestos | TheHill  The Hill

Eleven Democratic attorneys general from across the country have filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), arguing the agency has failed ...


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J & J Knew of Asbestos in its Baby Powder for Decades  MesoWatch

The detailed investigatory report revealed that Johnson & Johnson, famous for its baby powder, was aware of the fact that their staple talc products were ...


Half of Thailand Population Has Asbestos in Their Lungs - Legal Scoops
Half of Thailand Population Has Asbestos in Their Lungs  Legal Scoops

A recent study conducted in Thailand found that almost 50% of all residents have at least traces of asbestos in their lungs. The fibers were found in.


Mass AG Healey Leads Coalition of States in Calling Congress To Ban Asbestos - framinghamsource.com
Mass AG Healey Leads Coalition of States in Calling Congress To Ban Asbestos  framinghamsource.com

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California Attorney General Urges Congress to Support Asbestos Ban, Blasts EPA's Process For Evaluating Asbestos Risk  Sierra Sun Times

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Top scientific publication spotlights UH cancer discoveries  UH System Current News

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58% Of Schools Across Greater Manchester Contain Asbestos  ThisWeekinFM

A Freedom of Information Request has revealed that schools across the UK are riddled with asbestos with no plans to remove it.


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Signs of Asbestos Exposure | Symptoms, Screenings & Risks  Asbestos.com

There are no immediate signs of asbestos exposure, but decades later related diseases may cause breathlessness, coughing and chest pain.


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The deadly effects of exposure to asbestos  Newcastle Advertiser

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NJ Sues to Stop Trump Rollback on Asbestos Use  InsiderNJ

NJ Sues to Stop Trump Rollback on Asbestos Use. The attorneys general of 11 states, including New Jersey, have filed suit against the Environmental Protection ...


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Asbestos Statistics & Facts | Learn More About Exposure & Risks  Asbestos.com

More than 39,000 American lives are lost to asbestos-related disease every year. Asbestos facts and statistics summarize the devastating impact the toxic ...


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MESOTHELIOMA MEMORIAL: Calls for asbestos to be removed from all buildings  This Is Wiltshire

A SWINDON lawyer called on government to step up efforts to strip out asbestos from schools, hospitals and other buildings.


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Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges A Railroad Worker with Mesothelioma to Call Them For Direct Access To Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste For A Serious Talk About Compensation and Receiving the Top Settlement Results  PRNewswire

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Short-Term Asbestos Exposure | Risks & Common Questions  Asbestos.com

The health risk from short-term asbestos exposure is generally low, but there are exceptions.


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NJ Joins Other States in Asbestos Lawsuit Against Trump's EPA  NJ Spotlight

Officials say federal agency is failing to collect data on the importation and use of the known carcinogen.


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FDA Approves First New Treatment for Mesothelioma in 15 Years  Asbestos.com

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Faces of Asbestos Exposure: Stories of a Preventable Cancer  Asbestos.com

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West Virginia Mesothelioma Center Now Urges a Person with Mesothelioma or Asbestos Exposure Lung Cancer In West Virginia To Call for Direct Access to Attorney Erik Karst One of The Nation's Most Skilled Lawyers for Client Financial Settlements  PRNewswire

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Asbestosis vs. Mesothelioma: What's the Difference?  Counsel & Heal

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New Jersey family awarded $117 Million in Talcum Powder Lawsuit Upheld  MesoWatch

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Asbestos: A Public Health Crisis of 'Unprecedented Scale'  Medscape

Rapidly developing nations such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China "face an impending public health crisis of an unprecedented scale" because they continue ...


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Ministry launches Kingdom's first asbestos profile  The Phnom Penh Post

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Pacific Mesothelioma Center Moves Closer to Treatment Breakthrough - Asbestos.com
Pacific Mesothelioma Center Moves Closer to Treatment Breakthrough  Asbestos.com

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Lung Cancer from Asbestos: Symptoms, Treatment and Recovering Damages  MesoWatch

Lung cancer from asbestos exposure affects 3000 workers each year. Learn about asbestos lung cancers, risks of exposure, and compounding health factors.


Cancer Incidence Rising Rapidly Around the World - Asbestos.com
Cancer Incidence Rising Rapidly Around the World  Asbestos.com

More than 30,000 people around the world will be diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma cancer in 2018, according to the latest estimates by the International ...


BDNF Protein Identified as a Potential Target for Mesothelioma Treatment - Mesothelioma.com
BDNF Protein Identified as a Potential Target for Mesothelioma Treatment  Mesothelioma.com

Researchers recently discovered a new biomarker for mesothelioma, BDNF, which may also work as part of a targeted therapy. Learn more at ...


10 Shocking GIFs of Workplace Asbestos Exposure - Asbestos.com
10 Shocking GIFs of Workplace Asbestos Exposure  Asbestos.com

Shocking clips from a vintage promotional film show unprotected H.W. Johns-Manville workers exposed to deadly clouds of asbestos dust.


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Optimism High for Mesothelioma Immunotherapy Clinical Trial in Europe  Asbestos.com

A promising phase II/III clinical trial testing a novel vaccine against pleural mesothelioma tumor cells is underway in five European countries.


Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $25 Million Talc Verdict in New York - MesoWatch
Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $25 Million Talc Verdict in New York  MesoWatch

A Manhattan jury has awarded $25 million to a woman who claimed she developed mesothelioma from exposure to talcum powder containing asbestos.


California Jury Awards $12M in Colgate & Johnson & Johnson Talc Lawsuit - MesoWatch
California Jury Awards $12M in Colgate & Johnson & Johnson Talc Lawsuit  MesoWatch

California Jury awards woman with $12M in a case claiming that asbestos contained in Colgate & Johnson & Johnson's products caused her cancer.


Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in Automotive Workers - Mesothelioma.net Blog
Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in Automotive Workers  Mesothelioma.net Blog

Automotive mechanics are at risk of asbestos exposure and resulting illness because of asbestos in clutches, brakes, and some other components.


Secondary Asbestos Exposure | Who Is At Risk? - Mesothelioma.com
Secondary Asbestos Exposure | Who Is At Risk?  Mesothelioma.com

Secondary asbestos exposure occurs most often among family members of asbestos workers. This exposure may cause mesothelioma and other asbestos ...


Supreme Court Rules to Protect Navy Veterans in Asbestos Case - Asbestos.com
Supreme Court Rules to Protect Navy Veterans in Asbestos Case  Asbestos.com

The Supreme Court has made a landmark decision that puts manufacturers liable for supplying products to the Navy that require asbestos to work properly.


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What Causes Mesothelioma Cancer: How You Get It & Risk Factors  Asbestos.com

About 80% of people with mesothelioma have been exposed to asbestos. Learn how asbestos fibers reach the pleura & how this may damage cells' DNA.


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Missouri Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Offers a Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma or Asbestos Exposure Lung Cancer in Missouri a Vital Work Up Report That Will be Needed for Better Compensation and They Recommend Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste to Get the Job Done  PRNewswire

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Risk of Dying from Mesothelioma Varies by Type, Study Shows  Surviving Mesothelioma

The risk of dying from mesothelioma rises and gradually falls in the decades after exposure for most, but not all, types of asbestos cancer. New research shows ...


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Muscle Weakness & Mesothelioma | Symptom Causes & Prevention  Asbestos.com

Mesothelioma often results in muscle weakness, especially when the cancer spreads. Learn how an exercise & nutrition plan can help prevent muscle ...


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Early Screening Key to Reducing Lung Cancer Deaths  Asbestos.com

Dr. Andrea McKee believes early screening for lung cancer will significantly reduce deaths, including cases linked to asbestos exposure.


Asbestos Information & Resources - Asbestos.com
Asbestos Information & Resources  Asbestos.com

We've gathered asbestos information and resources to help you protect yourself and your family from exposure.


Gene Therapy Trial for Mesothelioma Opens Internationally - Asbestos.com
Gene Therapy Trial for Mesothelioma Opens Internationally  Asbestos.com

A long-awaited phase III clinical trial of a novel gene therapy could change malignant pleural mesothelioma treatment in the future. The trial, which will include ...


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Mesothelioma Life Expectancy: Factors Affecting Life Span  Asbestos.com

The average life expectancy of early-stage mesothelioma is 19 to 21 months. Late-stage mesothelioma has an average life expectancy of up to 16 months.


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Study: Aggressive Surgery Underutilized with Pleural Mesothelioma  Asbestos.com

A recent study found aggressive tumor-removing surgery is beneficial for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, regardless of cell type.


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Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma or Asbestos Exposure Lung Cancer to Not Put Off the Compensation Process - Call Them for Direct Access to Attorney Erik Karst and His Team at Karst von Oistea for a Better Financial Settlement  Yahoo Finance

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Mesothelioma Events | Upcoming Events to Support Awareness - Asbestos.com
Mesothelioma Events | Upcoming Events to Support Awareness  Asbestos.com

Mesothelioma awareness events provide support for those experiencing the disease. View a list of upcoming events that raise awareness & educate the public.


Vaccine and Chemotherapy Combo Shows Promise for Mesothelioma - Asbestos.com
Vaccine and Chemotherapy Combo Shows Promise for Mesothelioma  Asbestos.com

Mesothelioma patients saw promising results in a recent clinical trial testing the novel cancer vaccine TroVax with standard chemotherapy.


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CAR T-Cell Therapy for Mesothelioma Proving Effective in Clinical Trial  Asbestos.com

A mesothelioma clinical trial testing novel CAR T-cell therapy with a PD-1 inhibitor and chemotherapy is showing promising results among patients.


Immunotherapy: Empowering the Body to Fight Mesothelioma - Asbestos.com
Immunotherapy: Empowering the Body to Fight Mesothelioma  Asbestos.com

Immunotherapy is often called the future of cancer treatment. For those diagnosed with mesothelioma, drugs such as Keytruda and Opdivo represent hope.


Latest T-Cell Study Opens for Mesothelioma Patients - Asbestos.com
Latest T-Cell Study Opens for Mesothelioma Patients  Asbestos.com

A new mesothelioma clinical trial testing a novel immunotherapy drug called TC-210 recently opened at cancer centers in Tennessee and Texas.


Family of Sheffield man who died from asbestos-related cancer appeal for information from former colleagues - South Yorkshire Times
Family of Sheffield man who died from asbestos-related cancer appeal for information from former colleagues  South Yorkshire Times

Roger Staniforth, of Wincobank, died in August last year aged 77 after being diagnosed with mesothelioma – a cancer of the lining of the lungs most commonly ...


Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges Coal and Hard-Rock Miners with Mesothelioma or Asbestos Exposure Lung Cancer to Call Them to Ensure They Are Dealing Directly with Attorney Erik Karst and his Team at Karst von Oiste - Some of the Nation's Top Lawyers for Compensation Results - PRNewswire
Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges Coal and Hard-Rock Miners with Mesothelioma or Asbestos Exposure Lung Cancer to Call Them to Ensure They Are Dealing Directly with Attorney Erik Karst and his Team at Karst von Oiste - Some of the Nation's Top Lawyers for Compensation Results  PRNewswire

NEW YORK, April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are extremely passionate about seeing to it that a coal miner or ...


Apatinib Case Study Uncovers Potential Mesothelioma Treatment - Asbestos.com
Apatinib Case Study Uncovers Potential Mesothelioma Treatment  Asbestos.com

In a Chinese case study, the chemotherapy drug Apatinib halted mesothelioma progression for five months after standard chemotherapy failed.


Mesothelioma Pain | Treating, Coping with Chest & Abdominal Pain - Asbestos.com
Mesothelioma Pain | Treating, Coping with Chest & Abdominal Pain  Asbestos.com

Pain in the chest or abdomen is a common symptom of mesothelioma. Tumors & fluid buildup can cause painful coughing & breathing. Learn about treatment ...


New Immunotherapy Clinical Trial Targets Common Mesothelioma Protein - Asbestos.com
New Immunotherapy Clinical Trial Targets Common Mesothelioma Protein  Asbestos.com

The latest immunotherapy clinical trial for mesothelioma targets VISTA, a common surface protein expressed in 90 percent of mesothelioma tumors.


Targeting Certain Lymph Nodes Could Change Mesothelioma Treatment - Asbestos.com
Targeting Certain Lymph Nodes Could Change Mesothelioma Treatment  Asbestos.com

A recent clinical trail led by Dr. Joseph Friedberg reveals that targeting intercostal lymph nodes could revolutionze how doctors treat mesothelioma.


Colorado Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma or Asbestos Exposure Lung Cancer in Colorado Who Spent Time in a Shipyard to Call for Direct Access to Attorney Erik Karst One of the Nation's Top Compensation Lawyers - PRNewswire
Colorado Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma or Asbestos Exposure Lung Cancer in Colorado Who Spent Time in a Shipyard to Call for Direct Access to Attorney Erik Karst One of the Nation's Top Compensation Lawyers  PRNewswire

DENVER, May 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lung ...


Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Appeals to an Automotive Factory Worker with Mesothelioma or Asbestos Exposure Lung Cancer to Steer Clear of "Assembly Line" Law Firms and to Call Them for Direct Access to Attorney Erik Karst and His Team at Karst von Oiste for Better Financial Compensation Results - PRNewswire
Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Appeals to an Automotive Factory Worker with Mesothelioma or Asbestos Exposure Lung Cancer to Steer Clear of "Assembly Line" Law Firms and to Call Them for Direct Access to Attorney Erik Karst and His Team at Karst von Oiste for Better Financial Compensation Results  PRNewswire

NEW YORK, April 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are appealing to a current or former automotive factory worker who has ...


Mesothelioma Compensation Center Now Offers a Chemical Plant Worker with Mesothelioma or Asbestos Exposure Lung Cancer on the Spot Access to Attorney Erik Karst and His Colleagues at Karst von Oiste -- Get a Better Financial Compensation Result - PRNewswire
Mesothelioma Compensation Center Now Offers a Chemical Plant Worker with Mesothelioma or Asbestos Exposure Lung Cancer on the Spot Access to Attorney Erik Karst and His Colleagues at Karst von Oiste -- Get a Better Financial Compensation Result  PRNewswire

NEW YORK, May 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is very focused on seeing to it that a chemical plant worker with recently ...


Mesothelioma Compensation Center Now Appeals to Public Utility District Worker with Mesothelioma or Asbestos Exposure Lung Cancer Nationwide to Call Them for Direct Access to Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-Hire the Best Lawyers-Get the Best Compensation - PRNewswire
Mesothelioma Compensation Center Now Appeals to Public Utility District Worker with Mesothelioma or Asbestos Exposure Lung Cancer Nationwide to Call Them for Direct Access to Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-Hire the Best Lawyers-Get the Best Compensation  PRNewswire

NEW YORK, April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center specializes in assisting any type of public utility worker, electrical worker ...


Vietnam Veterans and Mesothelioma | Vietnam Asbestos Exposure - Mesothelioma.net Blog
Vietnam Veterans and Mesothelioma | Vietnam Asbestos Exposure  Mesothelioma.net Blog

Asbestos was used extensively during the Vietnam war era leading to thousands of Vietnam veterans being diagnosed with mesothelioma and other illnesses.


Study Details Significant Increase in Asbestos-Related Deaths - Asbestos.com
Study Details Significant Increase in Asbestos-Related Deaths  Asbestos.com

A new study by the International Commission of Occupational Health shows the death toll of asbestos is larger than previously estimated.


Study: Less-Invasive Mesothelioma Surgery Yields Better Results - Asbestos.com
Study: Less-Invasive Mesothelioma Surgery Yields Better Results  Asbestos.com

A recent study shows less-invasive surgery may produce better results for mesothelioma patients than aggressive procedures.


Mesothelioma Survival Rates & Statistics by Age, Gender & Race - Asbestos.com
Mesothelioma Survival Rates & Statistics by Age, Gender & Race  Asbestos.com

The mesothelioma cure rate depends on many factors. Learn about average cancer survival rates by age, race, stage & type of mesothelioma.


Vintage Asbestos Cartoons vs. Actual Facts - Asbestos.com
Vintage Asbestos Cartoons vs. Actual Facts  Asbestos.com

Vintage ads for Keasbey & Mattison asbestos products evoke the supposedly heroic qualities of the “magic mineral” asbestos.


Mesothelioma Compensation Center Now Offers a Navy Submarine Veteran with Mesothelioma or Asbestos Exposure Lung Cancer Direct Access to Famed Attorney Erik Karst to Improve the Odds for a Much Better Compensation Settlement - PRNewswire
Mesothelioma Compensation Center Now Offers a Navy Submarine Veteran with Mesothelioma or Asbestos Exposure Lung Cancer Direct Access to Famed Attorney Erik Karst to Improve the Odds for a Much Better Compensation Settlement  PRNewswire

NEW YORK, April 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is the best branded source in the nation for US Navy Veterans who now ...


BDNF Protein Linked to Poor Mesothelioma Prognosis - Mesothelioma.net Blog
BDNF Protein Linked to Poor Mesothelioma Prognosis  Mesothelioma.net Blog

A protein that is found in the brain and other tissues has been linked directly to malignant mesothelioma, making it easier for physicians to diagnose the ...


Key Differences Between Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer - Asbestos.com
Key Differences Between Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer  Asbestos.com

Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Brian Pettiford explains the key differences between malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer.


Shortness of Breath & Mesothelioma | Tips on Managing Pain - Asbestos.com
Shortness of Breath & Mesothelioma | Tips on Managing Pain  Asbestos.com

Shortness of breath, or dyspnea, is a side effect of mesothelioma. Learn how mesothelioma leads to dyspnea & ways to manage symptoms.


Veterans Need to Speak Up About Military Asbestos Exposure - Asbestos.com
Veterans Need to Speak Up About Military Asbestos Exposure  Asbestos.com

Veterans who were exposed to asbestos during military *service* need to be proactive and let their doctor know about their history of asbestos exposure.


Earlier Mesothelioma Diagnosis with Google's Machine Learning Tool - Surviving Mesothelioma
Earlier Mesothelioma Diagnosis with Google's Machine Learning Tool  Surviving Mesothelioma

A machine learning tool being developed by Google could lead to earlier mesothelioma diagnosis and better survival rates.


Asbestos-Related Diseases - Asbestos.com
Asbestos-Related Diseases  Asbestos.com

Exposure to asbestos is linked to over 12 different asbestos-related diseases including mesothelioma, asbestosis and COPD. Learn more now.


Belgian EPP Study Shows Mesothelioma Surgery Extends Survival - Asbestos.com
Belgian EPP Study Shows Mesothelioma Surgery Extends Survival  Asbestos.com

Despite the controversial mesothelioma surgery, researchers said patients in the EPP study had a median survival of 33.2 months.


 

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