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What Harm Can A Small Amount of Chemical Exposure Do?

You may work with or handle a lot of chemicals as part of your job – and you know that you need to take precautions. But, accidents can and will happen all the time. It’s not uncommon for a drop or two of chemicals to spill out of their container, even when you’re being careful. […]

Autumn can pose unique challenges for lung cancer patients

October 24, 2022
If you are a lung cancer sufferer from mesothelioma or other asbestos-related conditions, all four seasons of the year present different health concerns for you and your well-being. This blog focuses on the health concerns you can face during mid-autumn – from now until Thanksgiving. Burning leaves and bonfires From your neighbors’ raking and burning […]

Mesothelioma and improper asbestos disposal

September 23, 2022
The disposal of asbestos is something that must be handled in a very precise manner. Failing to do this can lead to people around the asbestos being exposed to the substance. Exposure to asbestos is problematic because the symptoms of mesothelioma – one of the diseases it can cause — don’t show up right away […]

You can’t always identify asbestos yourself

August 25, 2022
The best way to avoid asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma is to always ensure that you wear proper protective gear when working around it. This is why remediation teams that remove asbestos from buildings have special hazardous material suits that they wear, along with highly-rated (P-100) masks to filter the particles out of the air. […]

Is coughing a sign of mesothelioma?

August 23, 2022
Those who have been exposed to asbestos know that they could develop mesothelioma. This is an aggressive type of cancer. It needs to be treated as soon as possible, so people are always on the lookout for different signs and symptoms. One obvious symptom that something is wrong is if you develop a cough. Could […]

Why have mesothelioma deaths increased among women?

August 2, 2022
Most people think of mesothelioma as a disease that mostly strikes men. That’s understandable since it’s often caused by exposure to asbestos in predominantly male-dominated professions like construction, shipyard work, manufacturing and auto repair. People who work in these industries are less likely to be exposed to asbestos today than in past decades. Further, those […]

Could immunotherapy help in the battle against mesothelioma?

June 15, 2022
Receiving a diagnosis of mesothelioma means facing a particularly poor prognosis. The five-year survival rates for mesothelioma are lower than with many other cancers, and there is no treatment that will successfully cure mesothelioma, unlike many other cancers. Once the condition has presented noticeable symptoms, it will continue to generate symptoms that impact your health […]

Children and asbestos: What you need to know

May 17, 2022
Typically, those who suffer from asbestos-related diseases are adults. That’s because in most cases, they are exposed to the fibers through their work. However, when children are exposed to asbestos, they’re more vulnerable to the effects than adults are. Whether their exposure is in their home or school or they have second-hand exposure from a […]

How many people recover from mesothelioma?

May 2, 2022
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, there are sometimes ways to treat it with chemotherapy or surgery, even if there is currently no cure. Like other types of cancer, there’s no guarantee that these treatments will work, but you may have options. It’s important to find out more about all options to give you the […]

I’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma: What should I do?

March 17, 2022
Nothing can be devastating like being diagnosed with a life-altering condition. If you are diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is important that you have a clear action plan. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops when an individual is exposed to asbestos – a naturally occurring fibrous silicate mineral. Here are important steps you […]
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