Are you considering immunotherapy for mesothelioma?
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by gturnercontentcustoms
2d ago
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that attacks the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart. It is a devastating consequence of asbestos exposure. If you were exposed to asbestos in the workplace, even decades ago, you may be at risk of developing mesothelioma. While the prognosis for mesothelioma can be challenging, immunotherapy offers a promising new approach to treatment. Familiarizing yourself with immunotherapy for mesothelioma can help you decide if it’s a suitable treatment for your cancer. What is immunotherapy? Immunotherapy harnesses the body’s natural defense system to fight cancer. Tr ..read more
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Why you need the right mask for asbestos
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by kreed
2d ago
Asbestos particles are microscopic. That doesn’t mean they’re not dangerous. They can lead to serious diseases, such as mesothelioma. This is a type of cancer that usually develops in the tissues around the abdomen or around the lungs. It is aggressive and often fatal. But part of the problem is that people cannot see these tiny particles. Many workers are exposed when breathing dust, for example, that contains microscopic asbestos particles that aren’t being filtered out. The workers think that the dust is harmless, but the particles become trapped within their bodies. There’s often a long la ..read more
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Potential mesothelioma symptoms
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by kreed
2d ago
Because mesothelioma is an aggressive type of cancer, it is important to identify the symptoms as soon as possible. By doing so, you can focus on getting the necessary treatment quickly. This cancer can advance swiftly, spreading throughout the body and even turning fatal. By knowing what symptoms to look for, you give yourself the best possible chance of medical intervention and recovery. But what symptoms should you be watching out for? Let’s take a look at some of the most common ones. Pleural mesothelioma One important thing to remember is that you can have mesothelioma in your chest or yo ..read more
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Is the EPA ruling on asbestos something to celebrate?
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by kreed
2w ago
On March 18, 2024, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced changes to the rules concerning asbestos. This final ruling expands the scope of the restrictions authorized by 2016 amendments to the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act. The new ruling will still not ban asbestos altogether, however, and if some of the big players in industry have their way, that might not happen for a long time. The new developments The March 18 ruling outlaws the use of chrysotile asbestos which was still permitted under the 2016 ruling. Of course, you can’t expect it to disappear overnight. Manufacturers ..read more
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Why file an asbestos compensation claim?
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by kreed
2w ago
You are probably aware that filing for compensation can be challenging. Companies responsible for harming someone can fight hard to avoid paying out. If you discover you have asbestos-related cancer and only have a few years or months to live, you might decide you do not have the time to seek compensation. You might feel you would rather spend what time is left with your family or doing some of those things you always wanted to do rather than dealing with legal matters. You are probably going to need the compensation Asbestos-related cancers can be painful and incredibly debilitating. You may ..read more
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Where does mesothelioma usually develop inside the body?
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by gturnercontentcustoms
3w ago
Any type of cancer is cause for medical concern, but certain cancers are more dangerous than others. For example, modern treatments have drastically increased the survival rate for many common types of cancer, such as breast cancer. However, mesothelioma remains a very difficult cancer for healthcare professionals to treat. Mesothelioma doesn’t have an established cure and those diagnosed with mesothelioma have a very low five-year survival rate when compared with people who have other types of cancer. Those who actively monitor themselves for warning signs of severe medical issues may be able ..read more
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How is mesothelioma diagnosed?
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by lbaxtercontentcustoms
3w ago
If you work in certain occupations like shipbuilding, construction or demolition work or, you need to be aware of the risk of developing mesothelioma. If this happens, you may be eligible for financial restitution through an asbestos lawsuit.  Part of pursuing your mesothelioma lawsuit, however, involves proving that you are indeed sick. This is where mesothelioma diagnosis comes in.  Diagnosing mesothelioma  If you have been exposed to asbestos before and are experiencing mesothelioma symptoms like shortness of breath, persistent coughs, fatigue and weight loss, then you need t ..read more
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How does secondary exposure to asbestos happen?
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by msmithcontentcustoms
1M ago
Asbestos is a naturally occurring silicate fiber that causes mesothelioma – a form of lung cancer. People who develop mesothelioma often spend years working with this harmful product. Consequently, they breathe these fibers and develop the disease. However, these are not the only people at risk of developing the disease. Other people too may develop mesothelioma when they come into contact with individuals who have been directly exposed to asbestos. This is known as secondary exposure. But how exactly does this happen? Workers can transfer asbestos to their families Secondary or second-hand ex ..read more
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How workers exposed to asbestos on the job can protect themselves
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by gturnercontentcustoms
1M ago
Asbestos exposure on the job was very common just a few decades ago. Many industries, including the maritime sector, construction-related businesses and industrial companies used asbestos or performed services that resulted in workers having workplace exposure to asbestos. Workers pulling up old linoleum flooring or making repairs on Navy vessels could end up exposed to asbestos through the performance of their work duties. That exposure could eventually lead to serious illness. Asbestos is a known human carcinogen. Those who inhale particulate asbestos have an increased level of risk of devel ..read more
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Why does mesothelioma usually impact older individuals?
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by lbaxtercontentcustoms
1M ago
When someone is diagnosed with mesothelioma after asbestos exposure, odds are that they are relatively advanced in age. This is usually a disease that starts after middle age, and those who are diagnosed are often around retirement age. For example, some sources claim that it is rare for individuals who are under 45 years old to ever be diagnosed with mesothelioma, although it does sometimes happen – and there have even been cases where children are diagnosed. However, roughly two-thirds of all new patients every year – when looking at pleural mesothelioma in a person’s chest – are at least 65 ..read more
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