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Mesothelioma

Does mesothelioma make you tired?

You begin feeling fatigued on a regular basis, and you can’t seem to get over it, no matter how much extra sleep you get. You start thinking that something may be wrong, and the first thing that comes to mind is the potential asbestos exposure that you had as part of...

How does mesothelioma make it hard to breathe?

If you have been exposed to asbestos, you may be worried about developing mesothelioma. This is a type of cancer that tends to impact about 3,500 new patients every year. While that is a far smaller number than you may see with something like traditional lung cancer,...

Detecting lung cancer in its earlier stages

A severe illness such as lung cancer may begin to develop when an individual works in a hazardous environment. Its symptoms and effects, however, may not show up until several years later, in some cases, even after a former employee has retired from the job.  Lung...

Construction workers and asbestos exposure

Some people wrongly assume that asbestos exposure is a thing of the past and that modern workers do not have to worry about exposure to this toxic mineral. However, workers in certain fields continue to face risks involving asbestos as a result of their job duties,...

What are the stages of mesothelioma?

Every year, there are approximately 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma. This form of cancer is caused primarily by the inhalation of asbestos and can affect people working in military, construction and manufacturing industries. Once a person inhales the microscopic...