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Archive for July 2016

Preparing for the Loss of a Loved One Who Has Mesothelioma

No matter how well a mesothelioma patient responds to treatment or how optimistic and upbeat their family remains in the face of the disease, at some point in time realism will set in and loved ones will have to face the fact that the condition is terminal and that in a short period of time…

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Detecting Mesothelioma Early

Mesothelioma is a rare and always fatal form of cancer that claims thousands of lives in the United States every year. It is caused by exposure to asbestos, a mineral that has been used for centuries in construction and industrial settings because of its remarkable strength, flame retardance and resistance to heat.  Though there have…

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City’s Demolition Ban Minimizes Mesothelioma Risk

There are a number of ways that businesses and municipalities can cut the risk of mesothelioma, the rare and fatal form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. They can properly effect and enforce laws that demand that asbestos be handled with care and according to EPA regulations. They can equip employees with protective clothing…

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Asbestos Poses Threat to Postal Service Employees

A report has been released by the Postal Service’s Inspector General indicating that the agency’s employees are being endangered as a result of exposure to asbestos and other hazards within the Postal Service’s buildings. Included among the concerns cited are wild animals such as birds and squirrels running through the buildings, mold growing on walls,…

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New Research Points to Value of Surgery for Mesothelioma Patients

When discussing a mesothelioma treatment protocol, one of the most important measures of success is the OS, or Overall Survival, that is achieved. Overall survival refers to the amount of time that a patient lives following their diagnosis and treatment. It is important for any patient, but it is particularly so for mesothelioma victims, who…

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Oklahoma Schoolchildren, Workers to be Protected from Asbestos

It’s natural for any society to be concerned about the safety and health of its children, but throughout the United States that focus is particularly concentrated on the learning environment. One of these concerns is specifically focused on the presence of asbestos in schools.  This is necessary because the vast majority of school buildings in…

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Scientists Discover Protein Valuable to Mesothelioma Diagnosis

When treating cancer, the key to success lies in early diagnosis. That is true no matter whether dealing with melanoma, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, or any other form of the deadly disease. Unfortunately, when dealing with mesothelioma, the rare and fatal form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, early diagnosis is extremely challenging. Mesothelioma…

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School District Required to Pay Janitor in Asbestos Case

A school janitor working for the Dearborn Heights School District in the state of Michigan has been awarded nearly $200,000 in lost wages, current and future medical bills and compensatory damages after she was punished for complaining about asbestos that she and other employees were exposed to on the school grounds. In ruling against the…

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