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Silica Microparticle Shows Promise for Treatment of Malignant Mesothelioma

Malignant mesothelioma(s) are cancerous tumors of the lining of the pleura (lung and chest cavity), caused exclusively by asbestos exposure. Many believed that only long-term exposure to asbestos caused malignant mesothelioma, but it is now known that even short-term and second-hand exposure to asbestos dust can cause this aggressive and debilitating disease. The latency period  Continue Reading »

Asbestos Filled Cigarettes Prompt Mesothelioma Claims

Crocidolite is one of six different fibrous minerals or varieties of the human carcinogen known as asbestos. This naturally occurring mineral consists of long fibers that are immensely strong and flexible, and it offers the best heat resistance of all forms of asbestos. Thanks to these defining features, crocidolite, also called “blue asbestos,”  was widely  Continue Reading »

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments for Mesothelioma: Understanding the Difference, Types, Benefits

Complementary and Alternative Medicine, dubbed “CAM” by the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, refers to treatments that are not part of traditional medical practices.  Although the terms “complementary” and “alternative” are often used interchangeably, there are several significant differences between the two.   Complementary treatments are used along with conventional medicine—as  Continue Reading »

Mesothelioma Prognosis Part One: Treatment

Know your treatment options for mesothelioma An average of 3,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year.  This rare form of cancer is caused by asbestos exposure and may be found in the pleura (the lining of the chest and lung), the peritoneum (abdomen), the pericardium (the cone-shaped sac of membrane that  Continue Reading »

Mesothelioma Day Recap

In case you missed it, Mesothelioma Awareness Day was last week on September 26. We had a great day and so appreciated everyone’s support and encouragement. As a law firm that is dedicated solely to helping and representing mesothelioma victims, this day was very important to us and we will continue to spread awareness about  Continue Reading »