Month: February 2018

Asbestos Exposure Risks Lurk in Australian Hospitals

Hospitals in Australia rank among the best in the world for utilizing the latest techniques and innovations. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for safety. Of the more than 700 public hospitals and 630 private hospitals in Australia, many are not as safe as they appear. Health unions and lawyers […]

How Much Asbestos Exposure Is Dangerous?

Though there is better awareness around asbestos and its dangers in recent years, there are still many misconceptions around the mineral and its health risks. Education on the toxin itself, like places it may be found naturally and the many asbestos products used in the past and present, as well […]

Can You Get Mesothelioma Without Being Exposed To Asbestos?

Mesothelioma is a rare and highly aggressive form of cancer that affects the mesothelium linings of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and in rare cases, the testicles. Because it has a long latency period, the cancer is usually diagnosed in its later stage, making it hard to cure. Treatment is often […]

Does Mesothelioma Develop In Everyone Who Has Been Exposed to Asbestos?

Exposure to asbestos mineral is the only known cause of mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer that attacks the mesothelium linings of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and sometimes, testicles. Asbestos minerals are made up of fine, microscopic fibers that are resistant to heat, fire, and many harsh chemicals. […]

Mesothelioma The Slow and Sudden Killer- Signs to Watch Out For

Mesothelioma, also commonly known as “asbestos cancer,” (mesothelioma is almost always caused by asbestos exposure) is a rare, aggressive form of cancer that can take decades to develop. In other words, mesothelioma symptoms rarely appear in its early stages and when they do, they often mimic the symptoms of other […]

Differences Between Endothelium and Mesothelium Cells

Endothelium is a kind of epithelium composed of a layer of squamous cells (endothelial cells) that lines the inner surface of the heart, lymphatic vessels and blood vessels, and other tube-shaped vessels. The layer basically forms a link between blood and lymph fluid in the lumen and other vessels. Endothelium […]

How Long are the Final Stages of Mesothelioma and How Can You Alleviate the Symptoms?

At the final stages of mesothelioma, the cancer usually has spread beyond the initial area to surrounding organs. At this stage, the prognosis is often poor and treatments such as surgery are generally not an option. Other treatment options like radiation therapy and chemotherapy may be administered to slow down […]

One-Off Exposure to Asbestos: How to Stay Safe

There’s no doubt asbestos is dangerous, and there has been some debate around what levels of exposure will actually be harmful to one’s health.…

Importance of Mesothelioma Cancer Survivorship Care Plans

The details of your mesothelioma cancer treatment can be overwhelming. It is a challenge to remember complicated drug names, surgery details, potential side effects and long-term health issues associated with your cancer treatment. Cancer survivorship care plans help patients keep track of these details and communicate with their health care […]

Healing Benefits of Reading for Cancer Patients

I inherited a love of reading from my father. He read to me as often as his work schedule allowed. However, it was his gift of a set of Little Golden Books that ignited a passion for reading that still burns in my heart today. I think reading a few […]

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