In general, asbestos exposure does not cause immediate symptoms. Symptoms can take many years to appear, sometimes decades after the exposure. Asbestos-related diseases typically develop over a long period of time and are often not diagnosed until they have reached an advanced stage. However, in some cases, asbestos exposure can cause immediate symptoms such...Continue Reading
Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive type of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. Pleural mesothelioma, the most common type, can occur when an individual inhales or breathes in asbestos fibers. While there is currently no known cure for this fatal cancer, medical advancements hold hope for the future of mesothelioma patients....Continue Reading
Mesothelioma is a particularly challenging form of cancer to treat due to its aggressive nature and the difficulty of detecting it early. Symptoms may not appear until decades after asbestos exposure; even then, they may be mistaken for other less serious conditions. As a result, mesothelioma is often diagnosed at an advanced stage, which...Continue Reading
It is possible to live with one lung after lung cancer or mesothelioma surgery. The human body is capable of adapting to the loss of one lung, and many people who have undergone lung resection surgery (removal of part or all of the lung) go on to lead active and normal lives. After surgery,...Continue Reading
Asbestos is not completely banned in the United States, but its use is heavily regulated. In 1989, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) banning most uses of asbestos, but this ban was overturned by a court in 1991. Since then, the use of asbestos...Continue Reading
Mesothelioma in the United States: Where are people at highest risk of developing this deadly cancer?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, killing an estimated 605,213 people in 2021 alone. While lung, colon, and breast cancer are the most common, they are far from the deadliest forms of the disease. Cancer researchers determine how deadly...Continue Reading