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National Mesothelioma Awareness
Each year, the mesothelioma community across the nation comes together for Mesothelioma Awareness Day, a time devoted to raising public awareness about the life-threatening cancer and its cause ─ exposure to asbestos. Patients, family members, friends, advocates and health care professionals are encouraged to share their personal stories, struggles and inspiration in order to bring attention to the disease and further the search for a cure.  When Is Mesothelioma Awareness Day? Mesothelioma [...]

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Asbestos Risks - mesothelioma
An Italian study published back in May found that malignant mesothelioma cases tend to be concentrated around industrial facilities that use asbestos. A new Italian study finds that mesothelioma incidence near industrial areas remains high long after an asbestos-using industry ceases operations. Asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma, an incurable cancer affecting the membranous lining of the lungs and abdomen. Most cases of mesothelioma are related to occupational asbestos [...]

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Mesothelioma Cases Concentrated Near Asbestos-Using Industries
Italian researchers looked at the geographic distribution of malignant mesothelioma cases and found that they tend to be clustered around cement manufacturing, shipbuilding, and other industrial facilities. A team lead by Marisa Corfiata analyzed 15,322 incident cases of malignant mesothelioma from the period 1993 to 2008 recorded by the Italian national mesothelioma registry. Subjects were interviewed and asbestos exposure—the only known cause of mesothelioma—was defined for 11,852 of [...]

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Mesothelioma Rates Increasing
Mesothelioma incidence is on the rise in several nations, data show, but a lack of data for some of the world’s most populous countries, among other factors, obscures the true risk of asbestos exposure worldwide. That’s the conclusion reached by Claudio Bianchi and Tommaso Bianchi of the Center for the Study of Environmental Cancer in Monfalcone, Italy in an article published in the Indian Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine. It is based on their analysis of data on [...]

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Mesothelioma Warrior Medical Innovation Bill
Mavis Nye is no stranger to the spotlight. Since she stepped out in 2010 at the Mesothelioma UK Conference in London to share her story of mesothelioma and to fight for more effective treatments for all mesothelioma patients, Mavis has made sure that the plight of mesothelioma victims is heard. On February 24, Mavis’ voice was heard around the world when she took a seat next to Lord Maurice Saatchi of the House of Lords as he launched the public consultation period of the Medical Innovation [...]

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