Can a New Blood Test Predict Mesothelioma Surgery Outcomes?

The risks vs. the benefits of surgery for mesothelioma patients has the medical community torn. While some studies show that surgery is the best option for longer survival, other studies suggest otherwise. Researchers think they may have found a solution to the problem, and it all comes down to a simple blood test. According to […]

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Fight Mesothelioma With Omega-3 Foods

Being diagnosed with mesothelioma will bring a lot of changes in life, and one of the most important is ensuring that you’re eating the right foods and avoiding foods that can trigger symptoms that may accelerate the disease. Omega-3 Foods and Cancer According to the Harvard School of Public Health, omega-3 fats have been proven to be beneficial to […]

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New York Highway Workers Complain In Town Meeting Of Harmful Asbestos Exposure

Alexandria, New York Highway Department workers took their complaints of asbestos exposure to the Town Council, but so far the council is pushing for the workers to keep the job going. Watertown Daily Times reports that the workers are complaining not only of having to clear out a building filled with asbestos, but also for not […]

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Woman Sues More Than 50 Companies For Secondary Asbestos Exposure

A Toledo, Illinois woman recently filed an asbestos lawsuit against more than 50 asbestos companies after she developed 2nd-hand mesothelioma, also known as “familial exposure.” The Madison Record reports that Charity Johnson was given a mesothelioma diagnosis in 2013. Johnson never worked around asbestos, yet her father did. While working as a car mechanic, welder, and […]

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Mesothelioma Deaths: Extremely High in Buffalo, NY

New information released by the Environmental Working Group Action Fund (EWG) shows that Buffalo, New York has an abnormally high rate of mesothelioma deaths. From 1999 to 2013, the EWG Action Fund studied asbestos-related deaths in three different counties in and surrounding Buffalo. In New York, the asbestos-related death rates are a little lower than the national […]

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Mayo Clinic To Begin Testing Cryotherapy for Mesothelioma

A new clinical trial involving testing intrapleural cryotherapy on mesothelioma is slated to start by physicians at Rochester, Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic. Cryotherapy has been used before by a thoracic surgeon, and showed that this form of treatment has potential to become a new standard of treatment for mesothelioma patients. WCAX reports that there aren’t currently a lot […]

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Urban Exploration May Lead to More Diagnosed Asbestos Cases

Urban exploration (UE) is the exploration of abandoned buildings and other man-made ruins. In recent years, it’s gotten so big that states have created organizations to help people find new places to explore, as well as warn them of one of the biggest dangers of UE: asbestos. According to the Ohio Exploration Society, although there […]

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‘Third Wave’ of Asbestos Diseases Hitting Americans

Although asbestos use has went down significantly since the 1970s, it still remains legal in the United States, and in turn, what’s being called the “third wave” as asbestos illnesses is starting to take its toll on people who worked around that dangerous mineral during the 80s and even the 1990s. According to a U.S. […]

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