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What is Pleural Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer that is caused by exposure to microscopic asbestos fibers. Asbestos is a fire- and friction-resistant substance that was commonly used in brake pads and many building materials. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral, and it only becomes dangerous when it is inhaled or ingested. There is no known » Read More

What are Common Signs of Peritoneal Mesothelioma?

Peritoneal mesothelioma is a significant threat in the state of Pennsylvania and across the United States. This is a malignant form of cancer that can encroach on the peritoneum, which is the thin membrane layer that lines the human abdomen. The primary cause of mesothelioma is asbestos ingestion. It can form as a mass on » Read More

Pericardial Mesothelioma Added to Compassionate Allowances List

The U.S. Social Security Administration recently added pericardial mesothelioma to its Compassionate Allowances list. The Compassionate Allowances program lets people diagnosed with specific conditions receive expedited approval of Social Security disability benefits. These patients do not have to go through the lengthy application and approval process. Often, their diagnosis is so dire that they potentially » Read More

How Does Mesothelioma Develop in the Lungs?

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that attacks the membranes that line organs and body cavities. According to WebMD, an estimated three out of four mesothelioma cases involve the lungs and chest cavity versus anywhere else in the body. The most common form of mesothelioma is called pleural mesothelioma because it affects the pleura, which is » Read More

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