Mesothelioma

Tests for Different Possible Cancers

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If cancer is a possibility, it is your doctor’s responsibility to order the necessary tests to accurately and quickly diagnose your cancer. The faster your cancer is diagnosed, the more quickly you can begin treatment and increase your chance of survival. Here are some tests that should be run if you suspect cancer:

Skin cancer

If your doctor thinks you have melanoma, he or she should take a biopsy from the area around the melanoma and send it to a pathology lab for analysis. If your biopsy shows melanoma, you may need to have more tests, like another biopsy or a lymph node dissection to determine whether the cancer has spread to your lymph nodes.

Breast cancer

Parker, Dumler, & Kiely LLP Announce New Website

Parker, Dumler, & Kiely LLP Announce New Website

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Asbestos is quite the impressive material. It is fire-retardant and heat-resistant. It has been used for centuries in many common household products. Unfortunately, exposure to asbestos particles can be deadly. The particles enter the lungs and over a period of many years, they can develop into mesothelioma. You may have been exposed without even knowing it. If you or a family member have fallen victim to mesothelioma, you may be entitled to financial compensation by the business that enabled the exposure to this deadly material.

The website, http://www.baltimoremesotheliomalawyer.com, is full of information about asbestos and mesothelioma. You can learn about the dangers of asbestos, asbestos exposure, symptoms of mesothelioma, causes of mesothelioma, treatment of mesothelioma, as well as litigation available to those who have been affected. If you think you may have a case, use the contact page to set up a consultation with one of the capable attorneys at Parker, Dumler, & Kiely LLP.

Types of Mesothelioma

Types of Mesothelioma

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Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that typically manifests itself in malignant form and results in tumors in and around the vital organs of the body. Mesothelioma is often the result of extended exposure to asbestos, and many blue collar workers who worked hard their entire lives suffer with this terrible cancer in their last years. Mesothelioma literally means cancer of the mesothelium, which is the sac that lines and protects vital organs such as the heart and lungs. The disease causes the cells of the lining to become malignant.

There are three main forms of mesothelioma: pleural mesothelioma, pericardial mesothelioma, and pericardial mesothelioma. The symptoms of mesothelioma do not typically manifest themselves for several years after exposure to asbestos and contraction of the cancer. This makes the disease very difficult to diagnose and often makes it too late to treat it.

Pleural Mesothelioma

What Effects Can Asbestos Have on the Body?

What Effects Can Asbestos Have on the Body?

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Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was found to have great heat and fire resistant qualities to it. Unfortunately, studies have shown that long-term exposure to asbestos can lead to serious, if not deadly, health problems.

Generally, exposure to asbestos will affect the lungs and abdominal areas. Here is a breakdown of the more common illness associated with asbestos exposure.

Asbestosis

Asbestosis is not a cancer. Rather, it is a long-term illness that causes the lungs to develop scar tissue. This scar tissue can reduce your breathing capacity, making it difficult for oxygen and carbon monoxide to enter and exit the lungs properly. Asbestosis is a slow progressing disease and can take 10 to 20 years to develop after the initial exposure to asbestos. This disease can range from showing little or no symptoms to being potentially fatal. Symptoms include:

Mesothelioma Cases with Minnesota Miners

Mesothelioma Cases with Minnesota Miners

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[Best Syndication] The Minnesota Department of Health released more information concerning 58 cases of mesothelioma that occurred in their state.

The health agency said that they now know that a quarter of the workers were employed in mines for less than a year. Also there was over a quarter of the workers that worked in the mine for over 30 years. Most of the cases of mesothelioma occurred with the miners that worked more than 30 years. There was a handful of cases of workers that developed the lung condition after 60 years.

The mesothelioma cases showed up with workers that were employed at six of the seven active mines. The only exception was Inland Steel which is now called Minorca.

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