Posts Tagged 'mesothelioma'

Study Shows Risk of Mesothelioma Remains Decades After Exposure to Asbestos

risk of mesothelioma still high long after asbestos exposureA recent study shows that the long-term risk of developing mesothelioma increases even following cessation of asbestos exposure. A study done on eight patient groups concluded that the toxicity of asbestos within the body does not subside until 40-50 years after exposure. Asbestos exposure has been found to have direct links to the development of mesothelioma.

Both people exposed directly and through secondhand contact are very much ...

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Asbestos Exposure May be Linked to Autoimmune Conditions

The link between exposure to asbestos and mesothelioma has been well-documented for years and has resulted in millions of dollars of recovery for victims. Recently, new information has come to light that indicates that exposure to asbestos may also be linked to the development of certain autoimmune disorders.

Serpentine and Amphibole Fibers Involve Different Risks

The term “asbestos” refers to a number of different mineral fibers that can be classified as either “serpentine” or “amphibole.” According to one ...

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New Graphite Material Poses Asbestos-Like Risk

Graphene is a relatively new material that has many observers excited about its potential uses in electronics and other applications. Some experts, however, are worried about potential adverse health effects in people who work with graphene. Graphene is made from graphite, which is a stable form of carbon. Graphene is made from a single layer of carbon atoms and is an extremely efficient conductor of heat and electricity.

According to a report published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, continue reading...

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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