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Mesothelioma


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.

Asbestos, the wonder product of the fifties is now recognized as an enemy of the twentieth century. A ruthless enemy which will kill more people than the war. Men, women and children will fall victim to its prey, innocents who have at some time in their lives inhaled asbestos dust.

Most of us have been in contact with products containing asbestos in our life times. We sat in asbestos class rooms, stood beside our fathers as they cut asbestos fencing, pulled up old linoleum with asbestos clogged to the back of it. Visited the local tip where broken sheets of it lay open to the wind.

Records show that there are a higher number of people afflicted with asbestosis and mesothelioma who have directly worked in asbestos mines, ship yards and companies making products from asbestos; however there are a large number of people afflicted, who have never worked in these industries. Their contact with asbestos, due to the dust brought home on their husband's clothes or from the asbestos tailings placed around mine houses and town perimeters. But the tragedy does not end there, children innocently playing in their own back yards played amongst the asbestos tailings as children elsewhere play in the sand. They had no way of knowing that their sand was asbestos blue. A good bath at the end of the day may have removed the dust from the skin but the dust in the lungs remained and would lay dormant for many years before claiming its deadly legacy.

Without warning, a healthy individual suddenly becomes short of breath, x-rays reveal fluid on the lungs and the night mare begins. Questions are asked and you answer, Yes, I was exposed to asbestos dust but I was only in the town for a few short months and that was over 40 years ago. How can this be? This is the most perplexing thing about mesothelioma. Why is there such a long period of time between inhalation of asbestos dust and onset of the disease? What triggers a strong healthy body to suddenly succumb to it? What can we do to prevent this from happening?

Blood tests are now available to determine whether mesothelioma is present in the body, before a person is aware of any symptoms. This is an amazing breakthrough and perhaps the first step towards curing the disease before it becomes terminal. Recently mesothelioma was cured in a mouse and attempts to give it back to the mouse were unsuccessful. This too is exciting stuff and holds a glimmer of hope for us all.

I have witnessed first hand the devastation of mesothelioma. My husband was a strong and virile man who rarely had a sick day in his life. Suddenly at the age of 52 he became short of breath and was subsequently diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma. He had lived in the asbestos mining town of Wittenoom in Western Australia for a few short months at the age of seven. The asbestos dust he inhaled then, took forty five years to become lethal. I still find this hard to believe.

Despite his prognosis of three to nine months, Brian survived for two years. He was 54 years old when he died.

Lorraine Kember is the Author of Lean on Me: Cancer Through a Caregiver's Eyes,a powerfully moving and inspirational true story about her husband's courageous battle with mesothelioma and her emotional journey as she cares for him. This touching book includes helpful information on topics such as: cancer pain management, symptom control, and coping with grief. Diary excerpts and poems Lorraine penned along the way are interspersed throughout this book and further depict the depth of their love for each other, the sense of helplessness she experienced on his diagnosis, and her growing strength as she comes to realize that there is much she can do to improve the quality of his life. This book has been highly recommended by the Cancer Council, as well as numerous other organizations and doctors. To read more about this book or order it online, please visit her website http://www.cancerthroughacarerseyes.jkwh.com


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

Specially trained beagles could one day detect mesothelioma by scent, according to the lead researcher of a recent study detailing the dog breed's stunning ...


Asbestos in schools: What you need to know - Medical Xpress
Asbestos in schools: What you need to know  Medical Xpress

The Department for Education referred nearly 700 schools in England to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as they did not provide evidence that they were ...


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

The death toll from asbestos exposure has reached crisis levels in Britain, the Guardian has learned, as people pay the price for “criminal failings by industry and ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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


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.


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


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..


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 ...


Poisoned worker says Government is getting away with murder over asbestos - Daily Record
Poisoned worker says Government is getting away with murder over asbestos  Daily Record

Former plumber Bill Davie says the UK Government has blood on its hands as it was warned about asbestos in 1913.


Asbestos in the natural environment: how safe are we? - UN Environment
Asbestos in the natural environment: how safe are we?  UN Environment

Exposure to asbestos has been a long-standing issue, threatening the health of both the environment and human population for centuries. Hundreds of millions ...


Engineer's asbestos cancer death prompts appeal to ex-Maudslay workers - Solihull Observer
Engineer's asbestos cancer death prompts appeal to ex-Maudslay workers  Solihull Observer

THE WIDOW of a Solihull engineer who died of asbestos-related cancer needs help from former Maudslay Motor Company workers. In December last year, ...


Whitley Bay family fight for compensation for Swan Hunter electrician who died of asbestos related cancer - Chronicle Live
Whitley Bay family fight for compensation for Swan Hunter electrician who died of asbestos related cancer  Chronicle Live

Andrew Slorance's family are asking former Swan Hunter workmates to get in touch to help in their claim against the Ministry of Defence.


Mesothelioma Survivor Focuses on Faith and Helping Others - Asbestos.com
Mesothelioma Survivor Focuses on Faith and Helping Others  Asbestos.com

Pleural mesothelioma survivor Loretta Wilbur is powered by her strong faith and motivation to help others affected by this rare cancer.


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


City of San Diego workers sue over asbestos contamination - 10News
City of San Diego workers sue over asbestos contamination  10News

A group of city of San Diego employees is suing the city after they were exposed to asbestos inside their office for months.


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.


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


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 ...


Dow Chemical workers diagnosed with cancer secure cash benefits from multiple private trusts - Post South
Dow Chemical workers diagnosed with cancer secure cash benefits from multiple private trusts  Post South

Plant workers employed before 1981 diagnosed with various cancers are entitled to special benefits. Lung cancer, esophageal cancer, laryngeal cancer, ...


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


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

WASHINGTON, June 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Mesothelioma Victims Center, "When a US Navy Veteran with mesothelioma fails to retain the ...


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 ...


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


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 ...


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
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

NEW YORK, July 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center specializes in providing one of the nation's complete services for construction ...


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 ...


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


Explainer: What is asbestos and what are the risks? - Burnley Express
Explainer: What is asbestos and what are the risks?  Burnley Express

After figures revealed that asbestos-related cancer has claimed dozens of lives in Burnley since the 1980s, we look at the problem of the deadly substance.


Johnson & Johnson Hit With $29.4 Million in Talc Mesothelioma Lawsuit - MesoWatch
Johnson & Johnson Hit With $29.4 Million in Talc Mesothelioma Lawsuit  MesoWatch

California Jury orders Johnson & Johnson to compensate woman diagnosed with mesothelioma $29.4 million in talcum powder lawsuit.


Breath Testing for Mesothelioma: Not Yet Ready for Widespread Use? | - Surviving Mesothelioma
Breath Testing for Mesothelioma: Not Yet Ready for Widespread Use? |  Surviving Mesothelioma

Italian researchers are warning that there is not yet enough research on breath testing for mesothelioma to recommend widespread use of the technique.


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 ...


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

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


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


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 ...


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


Asbestos cleanups coming to dry docks at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard - Kitsap Sun
Asbestos cleanups coming to dry docks at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard  Kitsap Sun

BREMERTON — Asbestos is the target of several cleanup efforts within the dry docks of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in the next three years.


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

Real mesothelioma survivors share their stories on battling the disease and how they were exposed to asbestos.


Texas Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Offers Instant Access to Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste For A - EIN News
Texas Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Offers Instant Access to Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste For A  EIN News

The Texas Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We want our *service* to be a game changer for a person with mesothelioma anywhere in Texas and we want to ...


Radiotherapy Advancements Improve Pleural Mesothelioma Treatment - Science World Report
Radiotherapy Advancements Improve Pleural Mesothelioma Treatment  Science World Report

Australian researchers report that radiotherapy can help reduce the size of small, medium and large tumors in mice models that have mesothelioma.


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

When asbestos fibers are inhaled, they can become lodged in the lungs and create scar tissue buildup over time. Eventually, that scar tissue can lead to ...


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

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


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

For the first time in more than 15 years, the FDA has approved Tumor Treating Fields as a new therapy for the first-line treatment of pleural mesothelioma.


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
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

WHEELING, W.Va., March 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The West Virginia Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are now urging a person anywhere in West ...


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


British companies export 'deadly' asbestos to India, other countries from offshore offices - COUNTERVIEW
British companies export 'deadly' asbestos to India, other countries from offshore offices  COUNTERVIEW

UN recommendation to ban hazardous chrysotile asbestos was blocked by Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Zimbabwe, India and Syria, meaning it can still be ...


NJ Sues to Stop Trump Rollback on Asbestos Use - InsiderNJ
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 ...


Top scientific publication spotlights UH cancer discoveries - UH System Current News
Top scientific publication spotlights UH cancer discoveries  UH System Current News

Discoveries by University of Hawaii Cancer Center researchers on ways to improve prevention, early detection and treatment of mesothelioma was featured on ...


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.


Wife of council worker who died from asbestos-related cancer brands his death "corporate murder" - Daily Record
Wife of council worker who died from asbestos-related cancer brands his death "corporate murder"  Daily Record

Jacqueline Cotter has revealed her family was left devastated by the death of her husband Derek.


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
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

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are urging a current or former railroad worker with confirmed ...


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.


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


More than a third of Peterborough primary school buildings contain asbestos - Peterborough Telegraph
More than a third of Peterborough primary school buildings contain asbestos  Peterborough Telegraph

More than a third of primary school buildings in Peterborough contain asbestos, figures show.


Call to rid buildings of deadly asbestos after figures reveal dozens killed in Burnley since the 1980s - Burnley Express
Call to rid buildings of deadly asbestos after figures reveal dozens killed in Burnley since the 1980s  Burnley Express

Charity Mesothelioma UK has warned that the danger posed by asbestos is often underestimated, and called for actions to rid buildings of the deadly substance.


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

The Reinstein Bill would crack down on all uses of asbestos, a universally recognized harmful carcinogen linked to lung cancer, in the U.S.. July 15, 2019 ...


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

A jury ordered the Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America to pay a combined $117 million in damages to a New Jersey man and his family after finding he ...


Advanced Radiotherapy Doubles Survival Time of Mesothelioma Patients - MesoWatch
Advanced Radiotherapy Doubles Survival Time of Mesothelioma Patients  MesoWatch

According to Italian research, an aggressive dose of advanced radiotherapy (radical Hemi-thoracic radiotherapy) can double the survival time of malignant ...


Red flag refreshers - cough | Feature - Pulse
Red flag refreshers - cough | Feature  Pulse

Kicking off a new series to refresh your knowledge of red flags, respiratory consultant Dr Richard Turner takes you through features of a cough that you should ...


Family of asbestos victim paid £92,000 with £6k for hospice - Huddersfield Examiner
Family of asbestos victim paid £92,000 with £6k for hospice  Huddersfield Examiner

Kirkwood Hospice has received money to cover cancer patient's care.


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 ...


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


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

Thoracic surgeon Dr. Robert Cameron and the Pacific Mesothelioma Center moved closer to a major treatment advance by obtaining U.S. patent approval for ...


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


Asbestos putting primary school children at risk in Surrey & Hampshire - Eagle Radio
Asbestos putting primary school children at risk in Surrey & Hampshire  Eagle Radio

Experts say it is is still putting lives at risk - even decades after it was banned, and warn there is 'no safe level of exposure'. Data released by the Office for ...


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


Ask the Contractor: Asbestos is still common today - Prescott Daily Courier
Ask the Contractor: Asbestos is still common today  Prescott Daily Courier

Inasmuch as the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, along with the Asbestos Institute, will be presenting a free seminar in town Thursday, July 18, we ...


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


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.


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 ...


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


Early Screening Key to Reducing Lung Cancer Deaths - Asbestos.com
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.


Study: Aggressive Surgery Underutilized with Pleural Mesothelioma - Asbestos.com
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.


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.


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

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Ith Sam Heng on Thursday launched the first Cambodian National Asbestos Profile, a document to aid policymakers, ...


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.


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
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

NEW YORK, May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are urging a Navy Veteran who has just been diagnosed with ...


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.


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 ...


Mesothelioma Life Expectancy: Factors Affecting Life Span - Asbestos.com
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.


AG Becerra Urges Congress to Support Asbestos Ban, Blasts EPA's Flawed Process - YubaNet
AG Becerra Urges Congress to Support Asbestos Ban, Blasts EPA's Flawed Process  YubaNet

SACRAMENTO, July 12, 2019 – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a multistate coalition, today announced his support for the “Alan Reinstein ...


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.


Asbestos warning prompts recall - Taipei Times
Asbestos warning prompts recall  Taipei Times

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday ordered five cosmetic products off the shelves nationwide as a precaution after US and Canadian ...


Overnight Energy: Democrats to vote on 2020 climate debate | Green groups sue to stop Keystone XL construction | States sue EPA for tougher rules on asbestos | TheHill - The Hill
Overnight Energy: Democrats to vote on 2020 climate debate | Green groups sue to stop Keystone XL construction | States sue EPA for tougher rules on asbestos | TheHill  The Hill

CLIMATE DEBATE, IS THAT YOU?: The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is considering two measures that could decide the fate of a standalone climate ...


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.


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.


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.


Lawsuit Aims Force EPA to Issue Asbestos Rule - Maui Now
Lawsuit Aims Force EPA to Issue Asbestos Rule  Maui Now

A group of Attorney Generals filed a lawsuit against the US Environmental Protection Agency for failure to initiate rulemaking to help regulate 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.


British Steel Liquidation: What does this mean for our clients? - Lexology
British Steel Liquidation: What does this mean for our clients?  Lexology

The press reported recently that British Steel Limited had been placed into compulsory liquidation putting 5000 jobs at risk. The Official Receiver…


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 ...


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 Symptoms - Asbestos.com
Mesothelioma Symptoms  Asbestos.com

Mesothelioma symptoms depend on the location of the cancer. Symptoms are easily confused with diagnosed as other diseases. Learn to recognize the signs ...


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.


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.


Risk for Mesothelioma Does Not Decline After Asbestos Exposure Stops | - Surviving Mesothelioma
Risk for Mesothelioma Does Not Decline After Asbestos Exposure Stops |  Surviving Mesothelioma

A new report contains some disappointing news for former asbestos workers: The risk for mesothelioma does not go down when asbestos exposure stops.


Mesothelioma Fatigue Causes: Treatment, Symptoms & Other Factors - Asbestos.com
Mesothelioma Fatigue Causes: Treatment, Symptoms & Other Factors  Asbestos.com

Most mesothelioma patients experience cancer-related fatigue, which is a feeling of weakness or exhaustion that does not go away after resting.


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.


 

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