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Alcohol Consumption May Contribute to Cancer

While asbestos is one of the leading causes of lung cancer, particularly mesothelioma, exposure to the substance is not the only risk factor. Other factors and habits, such as cigarette smoke and alcohol consumption, may lead to an increased risk for mesothelioma and other types of cancers including throat, mouth, esophageal, liver, colon, breast, stomach, » Read More

Smoking and Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer associated with prolonged exposure to asbestos. Most patients who develop mesothelioma work or have worked in jobs such as manufacturing and construction, where there is or was a regular exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma usually develops in the lining of the lungs. Its symptoms include shortness of breath, chest » Read More

Lung Cancer Treatments Help Mesothelioma Patients

Recent research conducted for lung cancer treatment has also proven to be beneficial in treating pleural mesothelioma. Lung cancer treatment has been shown to alleviate the symptoms of the asbestos-induced form of cancer making treatment options for those suffering from mesothelioma more widely available. Similarities and Differences Lung cancer and pleural mesothelioma share symptoms such » Read More

Mice Get Mesothelioma After Carbon Nanofiber Injections

Researchers at the Toxicology Unit for the Medical Research Council in the UK induced the development of mesothelioma in mice by injecting them with carbon nanofibers. This led to several important discoveries that help our medical understanding of mesothelioma. These discoveries could also have implications for manufacturing, workplace safety, and even the asbestos industry. Carbon » Read More