Discovery of New Protein CD70 Leads to More Accurate Prognosis in Mesothelioma Patients

Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly form of cancer that is linked to asbestos exposure. It affects the thin layer of tissue surrounding the lungs, chest wall, or abdomen. Unlike other types of cancer, it can take up to 50 years after their initial asbestos exposure for individuals to recognize the signs of mesothelioma. Diagnosing [...]

By |2020-11-16T11:11:51-06:00January 13th, 2020|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on Discovery of New Protein CD70 Leads to More Accurate Prognosis in Mesothelioma Patients

Which Type of Surgery is Most Effective for Mesothelioma Patients?

Pleural mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer. It is a cancer of the pleura, the protective lining of the lungs, and it is caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. It is not curable, and patients who are diagnosed have an average life expectancy between 14 and 22 months. Yet, early detection and diagnosis [...]

By |2020-01-13T07:26:35-06:00January 6th, 2020|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on Which Type of Surgery is Most Effective for Mesothelioma Patients?

7 Ways to Battle Grief During the Holidays When it’s Taking a Toll

Grief is often present during the holiday season. While the rest of the country is singing songs, decorating for the holidays, and attending parties, grief can feel especially isolating and overwhelming. To those who are mourning the loss or cancer diagnosis of a loved one, or battling the disease themselves, it’s certainly not “the best [...]

By |2020-11-16T11:26:17-06:00December 10th, 2019|Asbestos, Mesothelioma|Comments Off on 7 Ways to Battle Grief During the Holidays When it’s Taking a Toll

Did You Know Decaf Coffee Used to Be Made with Benzene?

If you are an avid coffee drinker, it is probably no surprise to you that coffee is, across the globe, the second most popular beverage. While tea still takes the top spot in many other countries, coffee is definitely king in America.  It is widely believed that the coffee habit, when used as a stimulant, [...]

By |2019-11-26T06:10:28-06:00November 8th, 2019|Benzene|Comments Off on Did You Know Decaf Coffee Used to Be Made with Benzene?

Early Screening & Family Support Can Improve Breast Cancer Outcomes

According to a breast cancer research report in 2018, mortality rates related to breast cancer declined by approximately 50%, compared to three decades ago. In fact, in 2018, there were over 27,000 fewer breast cancer deaths. This is largely due to increased screening and improved treatment options, as well as awareness that has led to [...]

By |2019-10-08T11:11:22-05:00October 8th, 2019|Event|Comments Off on Early Screening & Family Support Can Improve Breast Cancer Outcomes

Congresswoman Horrified to Discover Asbestos in Makeup Sold by 2 Popular Children’s Retailers

Democratic Representative Rashida Tlaib recently expressed outrage over recent reports of asbestos found in cosmetics marketed specifically to young girls. In a U.S. House hearing on the health risks posed by certain consumer products, Tlaib pointed to “corporate greed,” as a reason for these health risks, calling it a “type of cancer.” The presence of [...]

By |2019-09-29T23:34:23-05:00September 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Congresswoman Horrified to Discover Asbestos in Makeup Sold by 2 Popular Children’s Retailers

The WORST Way to Do Asbestos Removal

Two brothers who owned co-owned a Mill River warehouse were each sentenced to one year of probation, fifty hours of community service and fined $9,500 for “illegal and dangerous removal of asbestos” at the warehouse. The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton to the brothers who own the 43,000 square [...]

By |2020-11-12T15:55:36-06:00September 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The WORST Way to Do Asbestos Removal

Does Talcum Powder Contain Asbestos? A California Jury Says Yes

A California jury has shown its distrust of Johnson & Johnson’s continued assertions that its talcum powder does not contain asbestos, by awarding $29 million to a plaintiff who believes J & J’s talc-based products caused her cancer. This latest defeat is the latest blow for a company facing more than 13,000 talc-related lawsuits. As [...]

By |2020-11-12T15:50:47-06:00August 30th, 2019|Asbestos|Comments Off on Does Talcum Powder Contain Asbestos? A California Jury Says Yes

Children’s Cosmetics Asbestos Warning Bill Under Consideration in U.S. House

There has been growing concern among the public as well as the FDA that there has been asbestos contamination in products sold primarily to young teens by Claire’s and Justice Tween Retailers. In response to the public concerns, the new Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019 was introduced into Congress. The bill regards [...]

By |2020-11-16T11:19:04-06:00August 16th, 2019|Asbestos|Comments Off on Children’s Cosmetics Asbestos Warning Bill Under Consideration in U.S. House

4 Things to do ASAP When a Loved One is Diagnosed with Mesothelioma

Asbestos was once touted as a miracle product due to its strength, durability, and resistance to fire. As such, it was used in a variety of building and industrial products across the United States. Unfortunately, this product has proven deadly and continues to cause deaths every single year. According to recent statistics, over 3,000 Americans [...]

By |2019-06-17T16:27:13-05:00June 17th, 2019|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on 4 Things to do ASAP When a Loved One is Diagnosed with Mesothelioma