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Organizations Petition the EPA on Asbestos

Six organizations have filed a petition with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to change the way asbestos content is reported, and to strengthen public asbestos hazards awareness. The nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have also pushed for a federal ban on asbestos, which does not now exist in the U.S. The six U.S. organizations filing » Read More

Alternative Mesothelioma Therapies

When undergoing mesothelioma treatment, many patients are now turning to complementary and alternative therapies (CAM). These therapies are used, as the name suggests, alone or in conjunction with traditional medical treatment. Typical mesothelioma treatment includes radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery. CAM therapies do not provide a cure, but can add to quality of life and produce » Read More

What Do I Do If I Have Been Exposed to Asbestos?

There is no safe limit for asbestos exposure. That does not mean that every person exposed to asbestos will develop mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer. However, it is important to keep in mind that asbestos-related diseases may not appear for decades after the exposure. While treatment is available for mesothelioma, there is no cure for the » Read More

Genetic Factors in Mesothelioma

Researchers are discovering that certain genes can contribute to contracting mesothelioma, and other cancers as well.  In addition, genes can play a role in how well the body responds to chemotherapy and other cancer treatments. Studies of Genes and Mesothelioma In a 2011 study that included research at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, researchers » Read More

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