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Asbestos Regulations in the US – Toward a Ban?

In the United States, asbestos has not yet been banned. That being the case, there have been rules and regulations put in place that are meant to limit and control its use. Asbestos is a […]

Railroad Workers and Asbestos

Railroad workers, especially those who worked throughout the 20th century, were exposed to asbestos and are at risk of developing an asbestos-related disease. Prior to the 1980s, asbestos was used for decades in the manufacturing […]

Understanding Testicular Mesothelioma

Testicular Mesothelioma and Its Causes Testicular mesothelioma is a unique and somewhat mysterious form of cancer that affects the tunica vaginalis, the protective pouch of the serous membrane that covers the testes. What is particularly […]

Asbestos in Soil

Asbestos is made up of chrysotile, crocidolite, amosite, tremolite, actinolite and anthophyllite. Fibrous minerals that share features of asbestos are called asbestiform minerals. These include minerals like erionite, which is a Group 1 carcinogen. Chrysotile, […]

Understanding Stage 2 Mesothelioma

Overview of Stage 2 Mesothelioma Mesothelioma is a form of cancer primarily caused by exposure to asbestos. By the time it reaches stage 2, the cancer has started to spread beyond its original location, particularly […]

Mesothelioma and Clinical Trials

Research studies, in which people volunteer to take part in are called clinical trials. Clinical trials are used to try to help people with mesothelioma, and they are used for all stages and all types […]

Understanding Desmoplastic Mesothelioma

Understanding Desmoplastic Mesothelioma: An Elusive Subtype Desmoplastic mesothelioma is a rarer, and notably more lethal, variant of the sarcomatoid type of mesothelioma cancer. Sarcomatoid mesothelioma is characterized by long, spindle-shaped cells. In the desmoplastic subtype, […]

Mesothelioma and Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

About 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma annually in the United States. However, these are only the instances that are registered in the coding system, and it is thought that the true number of cases […]

Understanding Small Cell Mesothelioma

Characteristics of Small Cell Mesothelioma Small cell mesothelioma is a subtype of the more commonly known epithelial cell type. Unlike the straightforward presentation of other types of mesothelioma, tumors that display small cell features often […]

The Gravity of Mesothelioma Risk Factors

The Basics of Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure Mesothelioma, a rare but aggressive form of cancer, primarily stems from asbestos exposure. This disease targets the lungs, abdomen, heart, and testes. Although asbestos is the primary culprit, […]

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