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Archive for April 2016

Asbestos-Like Substance in the West Raising Mesothelioma Fears

A study of a naturally-occurring asbestos-like mineral in the Custer National Forest garnered little attention when it was first released in November, but is now raising questions about the safety and future health of Forest Service workers who may be exposed to the substance. Erionite has been found in rocks and soil in a number…

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Homeowners’ Risk Mesothelioma Due to Hidden Asbestos

Most people have heard of mesothelioma, the rare and deadly form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. They are familiar with the disease because they hear about it on the news, or on advertising they see on television, but they tend to discount it because they assume that it is only a…

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Gene Found in Mesothelioma Patients May Determine Effectiveness of Chemotherapy

One of the most frustrating things for patients who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma is learning that the disease is so resistant to standard treatments.  Though innovative treatments for cancers of all types have continued to provide improved results and longer survival rates, this rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos continues to…

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