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What’s the Difference Between Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer?

What’s the Difference Between Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer?

Many people mistake mesothelioma and lung cancer for one and the same. While the two diseases are similar, they are not identical. Learn the difference between mesothelioma and lung cancer, as well as which treatment may work best for you. Mesothelioma vs. Lung Cancer Mesothelioma is a form of lung cancer. However, there are key differences between the two diseases, including the following....

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5 Myths About Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Asbestos is a fibrous mineral compound that used to be highly prized by the construction, manufacturing and automotive industries. In the 1920s, scientists started publishing studies tracing the carcinogenic link between asbestos exposure and fatal diseases, including mesothelioma. Unfortunately, greedy companies ignored these warnings (and their internal reports) and continued to allow their...

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Conrail Loses Asbestos Case Against Ex-Railroad Worker

Asbestos & the Railroad Industry The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) banned the use of asbestos and asbestos- products in the late 20th century to abide by the EPA’s Clean Air Act and the Asbestos Ban and Phase Out Rule. What many American’s don’t realize is that is the railroad industry continued to order parts and equipment that contained asbestos long into the...

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Automotive Workers & Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos minerals are silicate compounds that can be woven into durable threats for industrial uses. These fibers used to be a staple of the manufacturing, construction, and automotive industries because they are resistant to heat and don’t conduct electricity. However, these injuries were forced to abandon most asbestos-containing products once the scientific community revealed that asbestos...

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FDA Approves First New Mesothelioma Treatment in 15 Years

Each year, approximately 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma in the United States. A patient’s life expectancy after being diagnosed depends on a variety of factors, including the person’s age, the type and stage of mesothelioma, and the date of diagnosis. Patients who are young and strong enough to receive surgery generally live longer than most victims, but the disease is always...

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Cancer Rising Throughout the Entire World

Cancer Rising Throughout the Entire World

There are numerous types of medical conditions a person can develop, but few have the impact on a person’s life—or their family’s—like cancer. This often-life-threatening condition not only has the potential to be fatal, but it can diminish the quality of life drastically. And although more and more people are actually surviving cancer diagnoses today, the number of individuals who are facing...

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