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How Can I Talk to My Children About My Mesothelioma Diagnosis?

There are times in our lives when we inevitably receive tragic news. It can not only be stressful for yourself, but also for your family and those close to you. A cancer diagnosis can upend your life, particularly if you were diagnosed with mesothelioma¬≠¬≠, the aggressive cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Due to mesothelioma slowly » Read More

Which Jobs are Most at Risk for Asbestos Exposure?

Asbestos is a heat-resistant fibrous mineral that was commonly used in building material until it was banned in the 1970s over health concerns. Though extensive use of asbestos in building construction is no longer an issue, the risk of exposure is still very real. Undisturbed asbestos is not inherently dangerous, however, when the material is » Read More

What is a Biomarker?

The aggressive and malignant mesothelioma cancer, which has been closely associated with long-term exposure to asbestos, has been infamously difficult to diagnose during the early stages. Although there are certainly ways to diagnose mesothelioma, such as x-rays and CT scans, they often subject a patient to radiological tests, or cannot confirm the diagnosis without a » Read More

Firefighter Procedures Change Due to Mesothelioma Awareness

Many people may think that asbestos is a thing of the past. Although asbestos is no longer used in materials that are recently manufactured, that does not mean that the risk of mesothelioma has been wiped away in other types of professions, especially in firefighting. Firefighters are particularly susceptible to breathing in fibers of asbesto » Read More

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