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Posts tagged "lung cancer"

Asbestos and mesothelioma: A brief history

Millions of Americans across the U.S. have suffered exposure to the asbestos fibers that cause the fatal conditions mesothelioma, lung cancer, other cancers, and asbestosis. In addition, workers who came home from the shipyards, construction sites, and factories with the dust on their clothes, skin, and hair also exposed their spouses and children -- many who have now been diagnosed with asbestos-related disease, themselves.

Types of Lung Cancer, Stages, and Treatment Options

lung-cancer-types-stages-treatment.jpgNovember is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and our blog has been focused on different questions related to this deadly disease. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer, but it is the most deadly as it will kill approximately 155,000 people this year. Today we will be discussing the different types of lung cancer and treatment options available for those who have already been diagnosed. Cancer treatment plans should be agreed upon by both the doctor and the patient. According to the Mayo Clinic, treatment plans are affected by some key factors, including:

How Do Doctors Detect and Diagnose Lung Cancer?

x-ray-image-568241_1280.jpgIn 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.

What Actions Can Be Taken to Mitigate Lung Cancer Risk?

doctor shows patient lung x-ray graphicNovember is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, which has provided an opportunity for us to share a series of posts on our blog with vital information about the risks and causes of lung cancer. In this post, we will be discussing some of the actions that individuals can take to decrease the risk of developing lung cancer.

Follow Our Blog for Lung Cancer Awareness Month

lung-cancer-awareness-part1.pngLung 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.

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.

Lung Cancer Victim Blames Multiple Companies for Asbestos Exposure

In a lawsuit against dozens of companies, an Illinois couple wants to see those responsible for the husband's asbestos-caused lung cancer held accountable for their negligence.