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Different surgeries available for mesothelioma

The American Cancer Society says different forms of surgery might be used to treat some forms of mesothelioma.

Major surgery might be needed to attempt a cure – or at least extend the patient’s life — if he or she is otherwise in good health and the tumor appears to be in only one place. In most cases, though, the cancer has spread to other places before it is found and surgery ...

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Man represents ‘new breed’ of mesothelioma plaintiff

An article in the Wall Street Journal tells the story of a Texas man who died from the form of cancer called mesothelioma, and the attempts on his and his family’s part to get compensation from the company responsible.

Mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelium, which is the protective lining that covers many of the body’s internal organs. In the vast majority of cases, it’s caused by exposure to asbestos — ...

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Radiation used to treat mesothelioma

Different types of surgery are available to treat the type of cancer known as mesothelioma, according to the American Cancer Society. But radiation therapy is frequently used as well.

Radiation therapy involves using high energy rays, such as x-rays, to kill cancer cells or shrink tumors.

Mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelium, which is the protective lining that covers many of the body’s internal organs. In the vast majority of cases, it’s ...

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Schools required to have asbestos plans

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, federal regulations are in place that deal specifically with asbestos in schools.

Breathing in asbestos particles is a major risk factor for mesothelioma — a cancer of the tissue lining the chest and abdominal cavity.

Asbestos was once widely used for insulation. The EPA says it’s generally not hazardous if left undisturbed. But if the material that contains asbestos is damaged or even worn too much, ...

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Different surgeries available for mesothelioma

The American Cancer Society says different forms of surgery might be used to treat some forms of mesothelioma.

Major surgery might be needed to attempt a cure – or at least extend the patient’s life — if he or she is otherwise in good health and the tumor appears to be in only one place. In most cases, though, the cancer has spread to other places before it is found and surgery ...

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EPA warns of asbestos-tainted insulation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says people with vermiculite insulation in their homes should assume that it contains asbestos, and act accordingly.

Vermiculite is a naturally-occurring mineral composed of shiny flakes resembling mica, commonly used for housing insulation because it’s light-weight, fire-resistant and odorless.

The problem is that a mine near Libby, Montana, generated more than 70 percent of all vermiculite sold in the United States from 1919 to 1990. It was often ...

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