Study Finds People at Risk of Mesothelioma Even After Asbestos Exposure Stops

A person’s risk of developing cancer usually goes down when they stop being exposed to cancer-causing substances. For example, people who quit smoking reduce their risk of lung cancer within a few years. However, this is not the case for people who are exposed to asbestos. A new study revealed that the risk of developing

1976 NYT Article Warned of Asbestos-Contaminated Talc and FDA Indifference

The FDA has known about the dangers of asbestos-contaminated talc for decades, yet people continue to get sick because companies are allowed to sell hazardous products. Despite massive amounts of evidence that asbestos-containing materials increase the risk of mesothelioma and other cancers, companies are still allowed to produce ACMs. The FDA has ignored more than

New York 9/11

9/11 and Asbestos Exposure

The events of September 11, 2001 were an unspeakable act of terrorism. The aftermath is still felt today — and not only by those who lost loved ones. Thousands of first responders to the attacks are now being diagnosed with deadly forms of cancers, including mesothelioma. Many of these cancers are linked to asbestos exposure.

EPA Announces Near Complete Ban on Asbestos But Is it Going Far Enough?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a “nearly complete” asbestos ban on imports and manufacturing, but some advocates don’t think the new regulations do enough to protect Americans from harm. Nearly Complete Ban Claims to Close a Dangerous Loophole The EPA’s new regulations make it more challenging for companies to manufacture or import obsolete

Lawyers Help Prove Your Mesothelioma Case

How Lawyers Help You Prove Your Mesothelioma Case

Not all mesothelioma cases are cut and dry. When a lawyer reviews your mesothelioma claim, they will collect detailed information to build the strongest case possible to get you the compensation you deserve. Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit against a company is never a guaranteed win for victims. Before moving forward with a lawsuit, your lawyer

Mesothelioma Cancer Registries

How Cancer Registries Can Help Us Learn More About Mesothelioma

Cancer registries help us monitor cancer rates, risk factors and treatment strategies across the country. These registries tell us valuable information about rare cancers like mesothelioma so that we can develop advanced prevention and treatment approaches. Cancer patient registries help us advance our understanding of all kinds of cancers, including rare cancers like mesothelioma. The

A Guide to Improving Quality of Life in Mesothelioma Patients

Mesothelioma is a devastating diagnosis to receive, but proactive steps can help patients live better quality lives while undergoing treatment. Studies have shown that mesothelioma patients with an improved quality of life also have an improved prognosis—the disease outlook. Doctors know their patients can improve mesothelioma quality of life by focusing on these critical aspects

Asbestos Use in America Being Questioned by House

Concerns Over Continued Asbestos Use in America Firing Up at Government Level

Elected officials have shed light on a dangerous issue that’s still not resolved: continued asbestos use in America with contaminated talc powder products. Despite decades of legislation, medical research and public outcry, companies continue to use asbestos-contaminated talc in manufacturing their personal care, hygiene and cosmetic products. Johnson & Johnson® Ignites National Concern Johnson &

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Navy Veterans in Asbestos Case

The Supreme Court ordered March 19, 2019 that Navy contractors must warn consumers if replacement parts for their products may contain asbestos, USA Today reports. The case that sparked the ruling was filed by two Navy veterans and their families. The veterans allegedly developed cancer and died after they were exposed to asbestos products during

Options for Patients Who Stop Responding to Mesothelioma Chemotherapy

Mesothelioma chemotherapy can help ease symptoms and prolong life, but many patients stop responding to treatment after some time. These patients may benefit from participating in clinical trials as promising second-line treatment options are currently under research. Standard chemotherapy for mesothelioma can slow the growth of cancer cells and prevent them from spreading. The most