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Mesothelioma Treatment Options: Clinical Trials

There are many clinical trials out there offering hope to asbestos victims. Clinical trials exist to study the safety and effectiveness of new drugs and procedures to treat the various asbestos-related diseases. 

California Mesothelioma & Cancer Medical Centers

A medical professional can help determine which one is right for you and your particular set of symptoms. Fortunately, there are mesothelioma doctors all over California. No matter where you are located in the state, there is help nearby.

We have a list of California medical centers available on our website so you can find a doctor close to you. Here are a few doctors to get you started on your search:

Infographic: Asbestos Timeline

Have you ever wondered when people began using asbestos in different products? It might surprise you to learn that ancient Egyptians, Persians, and Romans thought the naturally-occurring substance was perfect for textiles, pottery, and more.

Resources for Veterans Diagnosed with Mesothelioma

For many veterans and their families, receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis is devastating. The cancer might have been developing in their bodies for years or decades, and there is still no known cure for the asbestos-related disease.

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If you are wondering what the next step after diagnosis is, there are several resources you can utilize on our website that will help guide you:

Asbestos Use in the United States Military

It might come as a surprise to learn that a loved one was exposed to asbestos during their time of service in one of the United States Military branches. For many veterans, this exposure remains unknown until they are diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, like mesothelioma.

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Let' take a look at how asbestos was used in the Air Force, Army, and Navy before it was finally declared a hazard to human health in the late 1970's:

Celebrating Veterans during SF Fleet Week

San Francisco Fleet Week is an annual public event that honors the contributions of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces while advancing cooperation and knowledge among civilian- and military-based Humanitarian Assistance personnel.

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Fleet Week in San Francisco is one of the most exciting times of the year in the Bay Area. Since 1981, San Francisco has set a magnificent example for other Fleet Weeks across the nation.

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Mesothelioma Symptoms 101

If you have held a position at high risk for mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure on the job, you might be beginning to experience severe symptoms of the disease. Mesothelioma symptoms can have a latency period of up to seventy years. It can go undetected for years or decades, and symptoms are often mistaken for those of other respiratory conditions.

What is the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)?

Since the materials used to build many of the buildings in America contained asbestos, it is not uncommon to find the substance in older schools. Asbestos can often be found in floor and ceiling tiles, acoustical plaster, pipe insulation, and other materials. Fortunately the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 (AHERA) exists to protect students and school employees from exposure on campus.

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Teachers at Risk for Mesothelioma

Due to asbestos use in classrooms across the country, teachers are at risk for being diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases, like mesothelioma, today. Used extensively throughout the 20th century, asbestos was worked into insulation, pipe wrap, ceiling tiles, floor tiles, coatings, roof shingles and drywall in school buildings.

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September 11 Workers at Risk for Asbestos Related Diseases

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the tragic terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. As a nation, we reflect on the lives lost and all of those affected by the events of that day.