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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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Can Malignant Mesothelioma Be Found Early?

Mesothelioma is rare, and there are no recommended screening tests for this cancer in people who are not at increased risk. (Screening is testing for cancer in people who don’t have any symptoms.) For people who are known to have been exposed to asbestos, some doctors recommend regular imaging tests, like chest x-rays or computed tomography 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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Compensation For Victims Of A Second Asbestos-Related Illness

Compensation For Victims Of A Second Asbestos-Related Illness Pennsylvania state law allows plaintiffs with nonmalignant asbestos-related diseases to file a second lawsuit and recover damages if they later develop an asbestos-related cancer. Should you or a loved one suffer a second asbestos related cancer, you may be entitled to compensation. This issue recently brought to greater attention when the state legislature in Virginia 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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The National Association of Distinguished Counsel

NADC_logo_200Edward M. Nass, of Nass Cancelliere Brenner, has been selected to the 2015 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate…

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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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Who Is at Risk of Asbestos Exposure?

Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring minerals containing thin microscopic fibers. Resistant to fire, heat, and chemicals, these fibers have been mined and widely used in a variety of automotive and construction industry products, such as car clutch pads, brake shoes, and ceiling/floor tiles. If asbestos particles become airborne and are inhaled or ingested, Read More

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