In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we are sharing a series of posts on our blog as part of our effort to inform others about the dangers of this deadly cancer. In previous posts, we have discussed the toxic substances (such as smoking, asbestos, and other chemicals) that can cause lung cancer, who is typically at risk of developing it, and what actions can be taken to mitigate risk. For at-risk individuals, early detection is important as it can be a deciding factor in the prognosis and treatment. For these reasons, heavy smokers or individuals who have been exposed to large amounts of asbestos, radon, diesel fumes, or other toxic carcinogens are encouraged to get screened before symptoms occur.
Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in the country, but it is also the most preventable. Largely caused by exposure to tobacco smoke and asbestos, this disease will kill an estimated 155,000 people this year. In an effort to create awareness and hopefully prevention, we will be sharing information about lung cancer on our blog throughout the month of November.
One of the first questions mesothelioma patients have after receiving a diagnosis is "How was I exposed to asbestos?" The fact is that many American citizens have been at risk for asbestos exposure throughout the years.
One thing that causes mesothelioma cancer is exposure to asbestos fibers. While the risk of developing mesothelioma increases with the amount of exposure doses, absolutely no level of exposure is safe for human health.
Many people are expressing concern over the link between baby powder and cancer. The fact is that baby powder does not cause cancer, but the talc within it might.
The FDA recently approved Keytruda, a drug created by Merck & Co., Inc., for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer. This accelerated approval means that access to the drug will be provided to lung cancer patients while Merck conducts confirmatory clinical trials.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. Many people do not know that there are several types of mesothelioma that an asbestos exposure victim can be diagnosed with.
Did you know that asbestos exposure can lead to a fatal cancer diagnosis? No matter if you were exposed at work, within your home, or in a public space, any amount of exposure to asbestos fibers can have serious side effects.