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February 2018 Archives

Where has asbestos been used?

People are often well aware that asbestos is a dangerous material that can lead to fatal cancer and lung disease. The problem, though, is that they simply don't know all of the ways that asbestos has been used. It's good to know that it's dangerous, but where does that danger lie? What materials and products pose a risk? What should you avoid?

The right advocate is crucial for your mesothelioma case

You are probably numb and maybe a little frightened. A diagnosis of mesothelioma is a terrifying thing, and the details your doctor gave you may have seemed overwhelming. While there are new and promising treatments available, there is no cure yet. In addition to the concerns you have about your health, you are likely worried about your family.

Death rates for cancer are dropping

The death rates for cancer are dropping in the United States. The American Cancer Society released a new report earlier in the month of January that shows a slight drop in the cancer death rate for deaths per 100,000 people. The rate is adjusted for age. The rate has dropped by 1.7 percent from 2014 to 2015. According to the report, the decline matches a trend that began back in 1991 that totals 26 percent.