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Karen Grant is a cancer survivor. She has survived one of the most deadly forms of cancer: Mesothelioma. She has been cancer-free for six years now following an aggressive treatment plan from Dr.
Merlin Olsen was one of the Los Angeles Rams’ Fearsome Foursome, but the 69-year-old Hall of Fame left tackle, TV commentator, and TV actor could not defeat mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer.
A worker in a Spanish city of Lezo, who worked with asbestos forty years ago, dies of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma raising concerns of how dangerous asbestos can be for health.
Asbestos exposure is one of the leading causes of Mesothelioma cancer. However, the public has many misconceptions and lack of information about the Mesothelioma cancer and asbestos. A group of asbestos lawyers have released the following ten myths about asbestos trying to fill the gap.
10. The EPA banned asbestos.
FALSE. The EPA tried, but the 5th Circ. disagreed, and the first Bush administration did not appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
9. If workers would have worn masks, they would have been protected.
FALSE. At best, masks were faulty and ineffective.
Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared it’s first public health emergency. Using the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the EPA declared that the asbestos-related conditions in Libby and Troy, Montana were a serious threat to the public health of the area.
Mesothelioma cancer patient Jon Matthews, who's story you can learn at jm21.co.uk, defied doctor's odds that he will live longer than his doctor predicted. Matthews bet on his Mesothelioma $145 that he would live longer than doctor’s predicted.
Ohio State University scientists believe they are the first in the world to study the molecular underpinnings of cancer by probing individual bonds between an asbestos fiber and human cells.
Though any clinical application is years away, the researchers hope their findings could aid in drug development efforts targeting illnesses caused by excessive exposure to asbestos, including the deadly cancer called mesothelioma.