When mesothelioma patients receive their diagnosis, they often have a difficult road ahead of them. Mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, can cause painful physical symptoms including chest pain, persistent cough, abdominal pain, and difficulty breathing. A mesothelioma diagnosis can also take a heavy psychological toll, not just on patients but also […]
What is the Unique Psychological Impact of Mesothelioma?
Clinical trials help mesothelioma patients obtain access to novel treatments that could extend their life expectancy. Treatment for mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, can vary depending on the stage of the disease when diagnosed. New treatments could be the key to survival for many mesothelioma patients, but only if […]
Actor Dustin Diamond passed away on February 1, 2021 due to lung cancer. Representatives for the actor revealed that he was diagnosed with stage four small cell carcinoma just three weeks prior. Diamond was hospitalized in January and underwent one round of chemotherapy, but the disease had already metastasized and spread widely. Diamond was best […]
How Does the Mesothelioma Lawsuit Against Sir Richard Branson Highlight the Dangers of Asbestos Exposure?
The founder of Virgin Records, billionaire Sir Richard Branson, is facing a lawsuit from a former employee who was exposed to asbestos on the job. The employee is seeking damages after being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer infecting the lining of the lungs and chest cavity that is caused by exposure […]
The United States Senate has designated April 1 to 7, 2021, as National Asbestos Awareness Week. The purpose of the event is to discuss asbestos, its deadly properties, and how to limit exposure. The resolution establishing the awareness week unanimously passed the Senate. Individuals who have been exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with […]
Asbestos exposure can cause deadly respiratory conditions, such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma, a rare cancer infecting the lining of the lungs and chest cavity. Direct asbestos exposure can occur in the workplace in many industries, in older buildings, and even when using certain products. Even those who are not directly exposed may be […]
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has taken a serious toll on our collective mental health, forcing many people to disrupt their routines and stay at home to prevent the spread of the disease. The risk of contracting the deadly virus is particularly perilous for cancer patients, whose immune systems are suppressed by their disease and its […]
Asbestos exposure can cause deadly respiratory conditions, including lung cancer and mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer infecting the lining of the lungs and chest cavity. Symptoms of these conditions may not appear for years or even decades after initial exposure; when they do appear, it is often after the disease has progressed to a […]
Since the link between asbestos and deadly diseases was established in the 1970s, the use of asbestos has been heavily restricted. Despite the widespread ban, however, there are still some legal uses. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets legal limits for asbestos in certain products and processes, and they have been accused by some of […]
Boiler workers are employed by many different industries, but they often work under similar conditions. Unfortunately for many, this includes a high risk of asbestos exposure. Numerous studies have found a higher-than-normal risk of workplace asbestos exposure for boiler workers. Despite recent safety measures that would minimize the risk, boiler workers are still in danger […]