Pacific Northwest Asbestos And Mesothelioma Blog

Why your mesothelioma diagnosis matters

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer. Still, many workers suffer from it because they were exposed to asbestos, a natural but dangerous substance that is still used nowadays in different industries. If you believe or know you had asbestos exposure, it would be in...

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How does a person contract mesothelioma?

A diagnosis of mesothelioma is usually considered a death sentence. The disease affects the cells of the tissue lining in the abdomen known as the mesothelium. Modern medical science has not developed a cure for mesothelioma, and most victims die from it within a few...

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Congress again ponders bill to ban asbestos

A U.S. lawmaker from Montana may be the key for the country to finally get on track toward banning asbestos, a flame-resistant mineral that causes the almost always fatal disease mesothelioma. Sen. Steve Daines, a Republican, is currently helping work on legislation...

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An overview of malignant mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor that usually forms inside the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart, and is almost always attributable to asbestos exposure. Malignant mesothelioma occurs in the mesothelium, which is the thin layer of tissue that covers most internal...

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