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Mesothelioma is a cancerous disease that primarily affects the cells that line the lungs and peritoneum. Mesothelioma is often attributed to exposure to asbestos fibers through work sites or products containing asbestos. The delayed…

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The repair, construction, assembly and outfitting of boilers— were all in a day’s work for a boilermaker. Responsible for fixing gaskets, installing, testing and inspecting boilers for safety, their work can often be dangerous and involve intensive labor.  Due to the longevity of boilers—…

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The early symptoms of mesothelioma are often similar to that of a common cold or flu. Early symptoms of pleural mesothelioma may include a cough, fever, pain in the chest/back, fatigue, or weight loss. The link between these symptoms and a possible diagnosis of mesothelioma is a history of…

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Most people have heard of both mesothelioma and lung cancer, and many assume that they’re the same thing. However, this is a common misconception. Both lung cancer and mesothelioma can be caused by asbestos exposure,…

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Mesothelioma may be considered a rare disease, but anyone whose life it has touched knows how devastating it can be.  Many people want their stories to be heard, and for more people to become familiar with…

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It is relatively common for multiple people in the same family to develop mesothelioma, leading some to believe there is a genetic link present. Let's take a look at the truth about mesothelioma, risk factors, and how genetics come into play. 

Is Mesothelioma Hereditary?

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Those diagnosed with mesothelioma often worry about the treatment options. Your doctor will work with you to determine the best means of treating it, but you can learn about the potential options. Here's a look at the most common forms of treating mesothelioma: surgery and chemo…

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Many people are aware of the common places where asbestos has been found, such as in insulation, drywall, and automotive parts. But asbestos has shown up in some lesser-…

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Many of us associate asbestos with occupations such as construction and pipe-fitting. Over the decades, though, asbestos has been used in varying degrees in many other professions.

Lost-Wax Casting

Lost-wax casting is an ancient molding procedure that has been employed in…

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It’s hard enough when you or a loved one is diagnosed with mesothelioma. It’s even harder when you’re diagnosed with a rare form of the disease. Peritoneal mesothelioma affects about 30% of individuals diagnosed…