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How Mesothelioma Affects the Body

How Mesothelioma Affects the Body

Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer that affects the lining of your organs, such as the stomach and chest cavity. The disease can cause fluid build-up in your lungs, heart, and abdomen, pain throughout your torso, as well as weight loss and chronic fatigue. Though mesothelioma is a challenging and painful disease to manage, knowing what lies ahead and how the body will be impacted can...

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Diet and Nutrition for Mesothelioma Patients

Diet and Nutrition for Mesothelioma Patients

Diet and nutrition for mesothelioma patients is a critical part of their healthcare plan. When a patient has good nutrition, it can help them live with a better quality of life and maintain other aspects of their overall health, such as their muscle strength and immune system. Additionally, a proper diet can ease chemotherapy side effects and can help manage malnutrition. How Does Proper Diet...

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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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