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  • Response to Talc Treatment May Predict Mesothelioma Prognosis

    23133655_doctors3How well a mesothelioma patient’s lungs respond to a procedure designed to eliminate excess lung fluid may be a better predictor of survival than the stage or subtype of their cancer. A group of pathologists and thoracic surgeons in Italy came to that conclusion after evaluating the cases of 172 mesothelioma patients who underwent a procedure called talc pleurodesis or talc ...
  • Mesothelioma Risk High For Sheet Metal Workers

    141534_sheet metal workerA 24-year study of more than 17,000 sheet metal workers shows that even indirect exposure to asbestos can be deadly.  The study found that these workers are much more likely to die of mesothelioma or asbestosis than the general public – even though their industry does not use asbestos. Mesothelioma is an extremely rare cancer in the U.S., with about 2,500 ...
  • Mesothelioma Risk from Recycled Textiles

    Rags_chor_bazaarSorting rags for Italy’s textile industry may not sound like a dangerous occupation. But a new study in the Annals of Occupational Hygiene finds that rag sorters in the industrial province of Prato have a significantly elevated risk of malignant mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a fast-growing and incurable cancer linked to asbestos exposure. Most people who contract mesothelioma have either worked in ...
What is mesothelioma

What is Mesothelioma

Learn about the types of mesothelioma - pleural and peritoneal, statistics, and how mesothelioma is diagnosed.



Causes of mesothelioma

Causes of Mesothelioma

Learn about the different types of asbestos and where this carcinogenic mineral can be found even today.



Mesothelioma Legal Resources

Mesothelioma Legal Resources

Learn about the compensation available to mesothelioma victims and how to identify reputable law firms.



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