By | September 17, 2008

Ban Asbestos Bill Moves Forward

There was encouraging news on Capitol Hill yesterday. The “Bruce Vento Ban Asbestos and Prevent Mesothelioma Act of 2008” was introduced in the House by the Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Environment… Read More

By | September 15, 2008

Illinois Woman Raises Awareness About Mesothelioma and Asbestos

Last week The Southern, a newspaper for Southern Illinois, published a story about a local woman with mesothelioma who has been working diligently to build awareness about mesothelioma and the dangers of asbestos. Lacey… Read More

By | September 12, 2008

How is Mesothelioma Diagnosed?

I have scrutinized hundreds of medical records over the last decade, and the one major point I want to make clear is that I rarely find a mention of asbestos exposure in… Read More

By | September 8, 2008

What are the Symptoms of Mesothelioma?

As Dr. Pass states, most patients have mesothelioma symptoms anywhere from two weeks to six months prior to seeking medical treatment. The symptoms can and do include shortness of breath, loss of appetite, pain… Read More

By | September 5, 2008

Asbestos Screening Program in Libby, Montana Comes to Close

The federally funded effort supporting free asbestos screenings for the residents of Libby Montana is coming to an end. September 19 will be the last day for residents in Libby to receive… Read More

By | September 3, 2008

UK’s Youngest Peritoneal Mesothelioma Patient Passes Away

Last week a young woman from Britian, age 28, passed away due to peritoneal mesothelioma, an asbestos cancer that attacks the lining of the abdomen. She was believed to be the UK’s youngest… Read More

By | September 3, 2008

UK's Youngest Peritoneal Mesothelioma Patient Passes Away

Last week a young woman from Britian, age 28, passed away due to peritoneal mesothelioma, an asbestos cancer that attacks the lining of the abdomen. She was believed to be the UK’s youngest… Read More

By | September 3, 2008

Letterman Discusses Mesothelioma Victim and Music Great Warren Zevon

In Rolling Stone’s upcoming September cover story about David Letterman, the famous late-night talk-show host retells his heartwarming last encounter with musician Warren Zevon, who died in 2003. Zevon was diagnosed with… Read More

By | August 31, 2008

Dangerous Chemical Spill Injures Workers in East St. Louis Plant

Normally we save this blog for talking about mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases, and how they affect families all across the nation. But today we’re turning our attention to a different subject. Yesterday… Read More

By | August 29, 2008

10 Must-Know Tips for Mesothelioma Caregivers

Caregivers of mesothelioma patients are remarkable people. They are truly unsung heroes. Navigating the medical world of a mesothelioma diagnosis is a complex, overwhelming task, yet it is a job too many unsuspecting individuals… Read More

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