Lung Cancer & Mesothelioma

Immunotherapy Helps Improve Survival in Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, and Other Cancers

Immunotherapy Helps Improve Survival in Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, and Other Cancers Immunotherapy is a great way to treat cancer because it uses the patient’s own immune system. There are two different ways it can do this. The patient’s immune system can be stimulated or substances can be engineered in a lab that act like the […]

The Supreme Court Declined to Review Johnson & Johnson’s $2.1 Billion Talc Verdict

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The Supreme Court Declined to Review Johnson & Johnson’s $2.1 Billion Talc Verdict The Supreme Court is not reviewing a lower court decision awarding $2 billion to women with ovarian cancer resulting from exposure to Johnson & Johnson (J&J) talcum powder contaminated with asbestos. Lately, there have been many lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and […]

Latest Developments in Asbestos Litigation

Latest Developments in Asbestos Litigation Asbestos exposes people to carcinogenic health risks when it becomes airborne. Despite warnings and efforts to ban the use of asbestos, it remains legal in the United States. Many who have a suffered severe illness or mourned the loss of loved ones from asbestos-related diseases have instituted litigation against the […]

Signs and Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Signs and Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Signs and Symptoms of Mesothelioma What is Mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is a type of cancer occurring in the thin tissue layers that cover most of your internal organs (mesothelium). Mesothelioma most frequently affects the tissue that surrounds the lungs (pleura). This type is called pleural mesothelioma. Rarer types of mesothelioma occur in tissue in the abdomen […]

Recent Mesothelioma Research is Helping Patients Live Longer and Better Lives

Compensating Asbestos Victims

Recent Mesothelioma Research is Helping Patients Live Longer and Better Lives Mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelium resulting from asbestos exposure. The mesothelium is a lining of different organs including the lungs, abdomen, heart, and testicles. When microscopic asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested, they become lodged in human tissue including the mesothelium. They […]

Clinical Trials Help Improve the Lives of Mesothelioma Patients

Clinical Trials Help Improve the Lives of Mesothelioma Patients We would not be where we are in treating cancer without clinical trials. They help find new treatments for all types of cancer that can save lives or at least improve or extend them. Evidence proves that these clinical trials have improved cancer treatment since there […]

Weirton Steel Asbestos Exposure

Weirton Steel Asbestos Exposure In the United States, an estimated 27 million workers were exposed to airborne asbestos fibers between 1940 and 1979. Asbestos exposure was highest with workers engaged in mining, milling of raw asbestos or construction, and product manufacture that used asbestos products. Other exposure occurred from asbestos released into the air and […]

April 1-7 is Asbestos Awareness Week

April 1-7 is Asbestos Awareness Week April 1-7 is asbestos awareness week. Asbestos is a dangerous group of six silicate minerals that are made up of microscopic fibers. Once inhaled, these fibers stay in the body leading to cancers of the mesothelium, lungs, esophagus, larynx, colon, and esophagus. People who worked in steel mills, construction, […]

Benzene and Asbestos are both Carcinogens, but Affect the Body Differently

Benzene and Asbestos are both Carcinogens, but Affect the Body Differently Asbestos and benzene are physically different, but they are still carcinogenic substances. Asbestos is a group of silicate minerals that have microscopic fibers. When asbestos is disturbed, the fibers are released into the air leading to people inhaling or ingesting them. Benzene on the […]

Statistics About Asbestos Related Diseases & U.S. Death Rates

Statistics About Asbestos Related Diseases & U.S. Death Rates Asbestos is a group of naturally grown silica minerals found in rocks and soil. Asbestos has been mined and utilized in many products worldwide throughout the 20th century. In the U. S., mining of asbestos has been outlawed, but asbestos is still found in old homes and […]

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