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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

Best Option for Mesothelioma Underutilized

According to a recent study, aggressive surgery, intended to treat malignant pleural mesothelioma, is being underutilized and costing patients a significant amount of survival time. The study was the largest of its kind, comparing the survival rates of those with aggressive surgery to that of those without. It looked at patients with all three histological » 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

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