How Can Genetic Testing Be Used to Diagnose Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. However, research suggests that some people may be more likely to be diagnosed with this rare type of cancer after asbestos exposure than others. Certain genetic factors may influence the development of mesothelioma....

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Obtaining Compensation from Asbestos Trust Funds

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer due to asbestos exposure. Treatment can be extensive and expensive. Most people diagnosed with this disease cannot continue to work and provide for their family. One way to obtain compensation for an asbestos-related disease is to...

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Preparing to Attend a Mesothelioma Diagnostic Appointment

If you are having chest pain, shortness of breath or painful coughing, it is important to visit your treating doctor as soon as possible. If he or she suspects these symptoms are indicative of a more serious health condition, such as mesothelioma, you may be referred...

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Asbestos-Related Diseases Linked to Working in Chemical Plants

Chemical plants play a large role in the U.S. economy. For decades, chemical plants relied on asbestos, a dangerous mineral known for its durability and resistance to heat and fire. However, many workers that were regularly exposed to asbestos-containing construction...

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Can Mesothelioma Be Caught Early?

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that usually develops in the lining of the lungs from exposure to asbestos. There is no known cure for the disease, no matter the stage a patient receives a diagnosis. However, it is possible – although difficult – to catch...

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