RELATED LUNG, MESOTHLIOMA
Asbestos Killed My
He was only a child when it begun -and he played as
children do- in his yard with his toy cars and tip trucks
But his sand was asbestos blue? In December 1999, my husband
and I were walking home from a game of lawn bowls when I
became aware of his shortness of breath. I was surprised
and concerned when he told me that he had experienced this
on several occasions.
Mesothelioma Cancer -
What to Tell Children
The amount of information you should give them depends on
their age and how grown up they are. Being honest is one
thing but giving them all the information at once may be
Ceiling Removal, Is It Necessary?
Homeowners with acoustic asbestos ceiling question about
the effects of asbestos contained within its materials that
if inhaled would cause serious health hazards. If material
contains more than 1% of asbestos, EPA defines as it's
Your Mesothelioma case is important to you. You have been
robbed of years of your life because of someone's
Peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare disease. The tissue
lining the abdomen is called the peritoneum.
Like all other types of cancer, mesothelioma is incurable.
Although doctors and scientists have made a great deal of
progress for diagnosing and treating these malignancies,
there is still no current way to completely get rid of it.
Mesothelioma is an extremely nasty and permanent cancer
that infects the membrane surrounding most internal organs.
It is also a very subtle form of cancer providing only a
few noticeable symptoms until it becomes extremely
Diagnosed- Questions to ask
Following diagnosis, uppermost amongst a patient's thoughts
will be these..
Despite the known fact that Wittenoom is responsible for
many deaths, there are some who are reluctant to ban
tourists from visiting the town. Undeniably, residents who
still reside there are feeling financial and emotional
strain due to the lack of tourist trade, however when I saw
an article in the West Australian Newspaper Wednesday 19th
May, titled "The Town that Won't Die", I was upset and
angered by the comments made by a resident of the town, who
stated that he had lived in Wittenoom since 1966 and that
to his knowledge, no one had died of mesothelioma during
Most of us non-smokers feel we've got little to worry about
when it comes to lung cancer. After all, isn't it the
disease of smokers? According to recent studies in the
British Medical Journal, people who have never smoked
before as well as ex-smokers, are all at risk of developing
Beryllium The New
It was American workers on the world's first atomic bomb
who became the first industrial victims of beryllium, a
rare but especially light, stable and strong metal whose
toxic dust can kill those who breathe it. Now Seafarers
doing ship maintenance and have used Jasons De-rusting and
de-scaling guns (also known as J-gun or Jasons pistol)
raise concerns about exposure to beryllium.
Gene Therapy for
An exciting new treatment that has given hope to
mesothelioma victims is called gene therapy. Gene therapy
attempts to decipher why proteins within certain cells
cause them to be resilient to cancer while some cells do
The Asbestos Disaster -
Who Is To Blame
The ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians were all aware of
the health dangers of asbestos. It seems strange that the
asbestos industry in many parts of the world chose to
ignore the risks.
Who is at Increased Risk
For Developing Mesothelioma?
Since the late 1800's Asbestos has been mined and used
commercially. The use of Asbestos dramatically increased
during World War II and since the early 1940's millions of
Americans have been exposed to asbestos dust working within
industries where initially the risks were not known.
There is a new way to treat lung cancer with
four-dimensional protons. Sounds way out and kind of
science fiction like, but there is some validity to the
theory and on-going research.
Mesothelioma - Cancer
that Strikes 40 Years Later
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer in which malignant
(cancerous) cells are found in the mesothelium, a
protective sac that covers most of the body's internal
organs. Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on
jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles.
Mesothelioma Cancer and
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer which occurs in thin
membranes (called the mesothelium) lining the chest, lungs,
abdomen and sometimes the heart. Although quite rare,
mesothelioma symptoms strike more than 200 people each year
in the United States.
Research offers hope of cure for mesothelioma. A laboratory
mouse fully recovered from mesothelioma and built up
immunity to further tumors during trials of a new
mesothelioma research & treatment regime being tested
by West Australian researchers.
L&S Announce Steps
to Protect Against Asbestos & Mesothelioma
Lewis and Sholnick have announced the publication of some
simple precautionary steps can be taken to avoid high risk
situations in regards to asbestos and
mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused
by exposure to asbestos.
Asbestos is a dangerous and potentially deadly substance
that was once widely used in a range of items, from ceiling
and wall tiles to insulation and auto brakes. In the past,
most people outside of the industry were totally unaware of
the dangers relating to asbestos.