Dealing with a Mesothelioma Diagnosis

It’s those three words everyone fears: “You have cancer.” For some, just reading those words sends shivers down the spine and evokes pictures of frightening treatments and even more frightening outcomes. A cancer diagnosis is all too common in the U.S. The American Cancer Society says that some 1,600 Americans die each day of some … Read more

Choosing the Right Hospital for your Cancer Battle

A diagnosis of mesothelioma comes with a lot of questions and, of course, lots of emotions, too. There are so many things the cancer patient and their loved ones will need to know and want to know once a diagnosis is made.

Power Plant Workers Risked Daily Asbestos Exposure  

For decades, asbestos and high-temperature equipment were a logical pair. Wherever one found electrical machinery, boilers, tanks, generators, or other such “hot” items, asbestos materials weren’t far behind. From the early decades of the 20th century, manufacturers of asbestos-containing items had the general public convinced that this toxic mineral was the best insulator available, and … Read more

Pipefitters among Those Most at Risk for Asbestos Disease

Look around you. Pipes are everywhere. Some are small. Others are huge. They’re made of a variety of materials, and all sorts of chemicals, fuels, and solutions – and even plain old air – flow through these multi-shaped tubes every minute of every day. You’ll find them in homes as well as in commercial and … Read more