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New Study Identifies Major Factor in Mesothelioma Development

New Study Identifies Major Factor in Mesothelioma Development

Nobody knows why malignant mesothelioma tumors form in some who have been exposed to asbestos and not in others, or why the condition takes such a long time to make itself known. Researchers around the world are working hard to solve this mystery, and now scientists in Japan believe that they have identified a major…

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Appeals Court Rules Against Ford Motors, in Favor of Mesothelioma Victim

Appeals Court Rules Against Ford Motors, in Favor of Mesothelioma Victim

A recent legal ruling in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania illustrates the idea that when pursuing a mesothelioma lawsuit against those responsible for your asbestos exposure, it is important that you exercise patience and rely upon the knowledge of your mesothelioma attorney. The case involved the family of Richard and Joyce Rost. The Rosts filed…

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Israeli Fires Raise Concerns Over Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma

Israeli Fires Raise Concerns Over Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma

The fires that have been raging in Israel’s Haifa and Beit Meir regions have been a national catastrophe, but now that they have been successfully extinguished, they are raising new concerns about the risk of mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos. In Israel as throughout the rest of the world, many buildings were originally constructed…

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UK Charity Offers Grant for Nurses Supporting Mesothelioma Patients

UK Charity Offers Grant for Nurses Supporting Mesothelioma Patients

A United Kingdom charitable program dedicated to research into the best ways to treat patients diagnosed with mesothelioma has joined forces with a mesothelioma support group to learn more about the best way to offer comfort and care to those who are diagnosed with the rare and always fatal form of the disease. The grant…

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Dealing with Mesothelioma During the Holidays

Dealing with Mesothelioma During the Holidays

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, and it can be a difficult holiday for those who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, or whose loved ones have this or any other asbestos-related disease. This holiday focuses heavily on gratitude and counting your blessings, and though some may find themselves embracing that emotion, it can be a hard thing…

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Asbestos Exposure on Commercial Ships Gets Another Look

Asbestos Exposure on Commercial Ships Gets Another Look

It has long been known that those who worked in shipyards or who served on military ships have a higher risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Because asbestos was used on such a constant basis in the building and repair of vessels of all types, as well as in the construction and fittings that…

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New Study Cites Lack of Personalization in Mesothelioma Treatment Failures

New Study Cites Lack of Personalization in Mesothelioma Treatment Failures

A group of mesothelioma researchers from the University of Palermo in Italy have just completed a review of the various treatment options and approaches available, and have come to a startling conclusion: they believe that scientists and physicians are not taking the extra step needed to truly provide patients with the customized care that they…

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Denver Apartment Complex Charged With Releasing Asbestos, Risking Mesothelioma

Denver Apartment Complex Charged With Releasing Asbestos, Risking Mesothelioma

It has been almost fifty years since the Environmental Protection Agency released shattering information regarding the impact of asbestos on human health, and specifically on the risk of malignant mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other asbestos-related diseases. Since that time the use of asbestos in the United States has been seriously curtailed, and strict safety regulations have…

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New Study Examines Impact of Chemotherapy on Mesothelioma Patient Survival

New Study Examines Impact of Chemotherapy on Mesothelioma Patient Survival

When a patient is diagnosed with mesothelioma, one of the first discussions that they have with their family and physician is about the treatment protocol that is most appropriate for their case and their goals. Much depends upon the stage of the disease, the patient’s age and overall health, whether they have any other conditions…

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Tennessee State Senator Diagnosed with Mesothelioma

Tennessee State Senator Diagnosed with Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma deadly form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. The condition is extremely rare, striking just 3,500 Americans per year, and though most have hard of the condition through attorney advertising on late night television, few people actually know anybody who has been diagnosed with the disease. But the population of the state of…

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