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Mesothelioma and The Shipbuilding and Seafaring Industries

A recent Danish study showed that shipbuilders and seafarers had elevated mesothelioma risk. This mirrors a similar scenario in the US where those who worked in the shipbuilding industry or those who served in the US Navy are at higher risk of contracting malignant mesothelioma. For decades, the US Navy used asbestos throughout its fleet Read More

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Automotive Repair Workers Can Be At Risk for Mesothelioma

A common cause of mesothelioma is through exposure to Chrysotile asbestos, a form of the mineral which is an insulant and is very strong. Automobile brakes and clutches often include chrysotile asbestos, which means anyone who repairs or installs these parts could be at risk. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it’s nearly impossible to Read More

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Talc Fibers Found in Significant Number Of Mesothelioma Victims

A Study by Duke University’s Department of Pathology has revealed that talc fibers were detected in more than 60% of mesothelioma patients in the study group. The Duke researchers compared samples from 609 patients diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, talc fibers were detected in 375 (62%). Asbestos bodies were counted by light microscopy and mineral fiber concentrations for Read More

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New Portable Device Provides Noninvasive Treatment That Shrinks Mesothelioma Tumors

New Portable Device Provides Noninvasive Treatment That Shrinks Mesothelioma Tumors The Optune Lua is a portable device that physicians can prescribe for patients diagnosed with unresectable malignant mesothelioma. It uses low frequency electric fields specifically designed to interrupt the division of cancer cells, and in doing so it stops tumors from growing, and in many Read More

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Study Shows That Mesothelioma Survival Increases By Going Straight To Surgery Before Chemotherapy

Study Shows That Mesothelioma Survival Increases By Going Straight To Surgery Before Chemotherapy In an article published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, they reported that based on results from 250 patients as well as records from 2,000 patient outcomes recorded in the National Cancer Database, neoadjuvant chemotherapy was associated with worse survival Read More

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Mesothelioma Treatments: Exciting New Developments

Mesothelioma is a cancer that develops in the thin membranes and lining that surround the lungs, heart or abdominal cavity. People who have had exposure to asbestos sometimes develop this disease. It can take anywhere from 20 to 50 years after exposure to display symptoms. There is presently no cure.  However, doctors have developed effective Read More

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How Common Is a Mesothelioma Misdiagnosis?

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that typically develops after exposure to asbestos, a fibrous material often used in insulation and fire-resistant materials. Because mesothelioma typically doesn’t appear until decades after the asbestos exposure and has no early symptoms, it can sometimes be difficult to diagnose correctly. A mesothelioma diagnosis usually begins with the Read More

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What You Need to Know About Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that develops in the tissue that covers most of the body’s internal organs — that tissue is called the mesothelium. Due to its aggressive nature, mesothelioma is generally a deadly type of cancer. Exposure to asbestos, a microscopic fibrous mineral used in a variety of products, drastically increases Read More

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What to Expect When Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit

If you are diagnosed with mesothelioma resulting from asbestos exposure, you may consider filing a mesothelioma lawsuit against the parties responsible for your asbestos exposure. Those who suffer from mesothelioma after working with asbestos typically have a very good chance of recovering significant money damages — either from an asbestos victims’ trust fund/insurance company designated Read More

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Mesothelioma Case Verdict Upholds Important Asbestos Law Principles

In March 2013, a California Appellate Court made the decision to uphold two important principles regarding asbestos law. The case involved Patrick Scott, the former owner of a service station, and Ford Motor Company. According to court records, Scott developed asbestos mesothelioma after being consistently exposed to asbestos-containing Ford Motor Company car parts, such as Read More

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