Everyday exposure to naturally occurring asbestos increases the risk of developing malignant mesothelioma.
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Symptoms of mesothelioma cancer may not appear until 30 to 50 years after exposure to asbestos. Shortness of breath and pain in the chest due to an accumulation of fluid in the pleura are often symptoms of pleural mesothelioma.
There is some evidence that family members and others living with asbestos workers have an increased risk of developing mesothelioma.
An alliance of mesothelioma patients and 34 doctors who treat them called on members of the U.S. Senate to reform serious flaws in the proposed asbestos trust fund bill.
New blood test for mesothelioma MESOMARKTM gets new opportunity for distribution. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer in which fluid accumulates between the lining of the lungs and chest cavity.
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