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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.
Mesothelioma - The Largest Man Made Epidemic
It is documented that Australia had the highest per capita
use of asbestos in the world from the 1950's until the
1970's. As a tragic consequence, Australia now has the
highest per capita incidence of mesothelioma in the world.
What Are The Risk Factors For Mesothelioma?
Working with asbestos is the major risk factor for
mesothelioma cancer. A history of asbestos exposure at work
is reported in about 70 percent to 80 percent of all cases.
Mesothelioma Information Help
Depending on the stage of the disease, the most common
treatments are surgical removal of the affected tissues,
chemotherapy, or radiation. There is some concern that
research into mesothelioma will be minimal, because it is
projected to be a short-lived disease in terms of new cases
after the next 30 years.
Mesothelioma is a cancer of the linings of the heart, chest
and abdominal cavity and is caused by exposure to asbestos,
either first hand from working in (usually industrial)
sites which used asbestos or second hand from coming into
contact with the clothes of a family member who worked on
one of these sites. It is a dangerous cancer because of its
long latency period, 20 to 50 years, and because its
initial symptoms are similar to normal colds or pneumonia.
Knee Deep in Asbestos
When I was 17 old I started working at an asbestos mine in
the Yukon. I had the excitement of youth and looked on the
thing as a big adventure.
Asbestos Killed My Husband
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.
Asbestos - Mesothelioma
Asbestos is a naturally occurring, fibrous mineral found in
the ground and mined all over the world. It is so small it
can only be identified under a microscope.
Acoustic Asbestos 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
Mesothelioma Book - Review
"Lean on Me" Cancer through a caregiver's eyes Lorraine Kember
(2003) 130pp.ISBN 0 646 49969 6As Janet Craven, palliative
care nurse, and Andrew Dean, palliative care physician note
in their respective forwards to this book, Lean on Me is a
unique and intensely personal description of a writer's
responses to her husband Brian's diagnosis, treatments and
final death from mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer involving mesothelial
tissues of body organs usually lungs or abdominal. It is
often caused by exposure to asbestos.
How to Treat Mesothelioma from Asbestos Exposure
There are many forms of treatment for Mesothelioma. Their
effectiveness is on a cases by case basis.
How Is Mesothelioma Treated?
Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs
where they inhaled asbestos particles. However, they may
have been been exposed to asbestos dust and fiber in other
Lung Cancer 101 What You Need to Know About
Accounting about for 14% of all cancers and 28% of all
cancer deaths, Lung Cancer is now the major cause of deaths
(of both men and women) in the United States apart from
being the most prevalent species of cancer. Lung Cancer is
different from benign cancer tumors (which do not
generally spread to other parts of the body affecting only
the part which is hit by it) as Lung Cancer (having the
ability to start anywhere in the respiratory systems or
lungs) CAN spread to different organs of the body.
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.
Mesothelioma - an Asbestos Related Lung Cancer
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer located in the lining of
either the lungs, abdomen or the heart. These linings are
thin layers of tissue covering the organ.
Peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare disease. The tissue
lining the abdomen is called the peritoneum.
Tragically the word mesothelioma is becoming more and more
well known, the mere mention of it striking fear into all
of us for we know that it is associated with death.
Asbestos is the reaper, mesothelioma its hand maiden.
Symptoms of Mesothelioma
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
Asbestos - The Silent Killer
Asbestos is the single biggest work place killer today.
People who have worked with the material are at serious
risk from developing lung cancer, asbestosis and
mesothelioma, fatal respiratory illnesses that debilitate