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Are Longshoremen at Risk for Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that often affects an individual’s pleura, peritoneum, heart, or testicles. There is only one known cause of mesothelioma, which is exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a natural fiber that is often known for its fireproofing abilities and durability. However, asbestos fibers can also harm an individual when it is ingested » Read More

What is Pericardial Mesothelioma?

An individual exposed to asbestos is vulnerable to several different types of mesothelioma. One type that gets little attention due to its rarity is pericardial mesothelioma. Since mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer, those with pericardial mesothelioma are at an even higher disadvantage when it comes to awareness, research, and treatment. Pericardial mesothelioma is » Read More

FDA Approves New Combination Treatment for Mesothelioma

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a new combination treatment for mesothelioma patients. The treatment, which is a combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab, is the new first-line treatment for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. This treatment is historic since it is the first new drug regimen approved for mesothelioma in 16 » Read More

School Officials Charged for Hiding Asbestos Problems

According to the Associated Press, Pennsylvania school officials recently faced charges for hiding lead and asbestos contamination in nearly a dozen schools. The article states that three individuals, including a former superintendent and two officials, knew that the drinking water in the schools contained dangerous levels of lead since 2016. Despite their knowledge of the » Read More

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