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Ways to prevent skin cancer?

Besides sunscreen and staying out too long?

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If right decision take at the right time then you can get rid of this. http://mesoblog.org/blog/mesothelioma-treatment-stages/

Have I been exposed to a dangerous level of asbestos?

I work for a university, in the dining services department. My unit is closed during the summer, and our employees are tasked elsewhere within the university at random. I was transferred to demolition. We were in a building on campus removing carpet, and some tiles were under the carpet. The carpet pulled up the tiles. The project supervisor told me to just break the tile off of the carpet. The next day, the tiles were tested and came back “hot” for asbestos. I probably broke something like twenty tiles, bare handed and without a respirator. The next day, we were told to remove the door assemblies from old fire doors filled with asbestos…again, no protection. Every time a screw came out there was a white puff of dust. They offer no sort of training on the matter, and it’s way outside of my work experience. Was I exposed to anything harmful?

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1) Your employers have breached the health and safety regulations and broken the law regarding asbestos removal and could be prosecuted. As asbestos should only be handled and removed by asbestos removal companies! 2) You have obviously had some exposure, but it is still minimal compared with someone who has been exposed to it throughout their working life. Asbestos related disease such as mesothelioma and asbestosis has a higher incidence rate among people with long exposure. Although I must admit – that your chance of inhaling asbestos fibres and these not being harmful to your health cannot be totally ruled out as just one fibre lodged in your lung can cause health problems at a later date – I.e. 10-40 years later! 3) I don’t think you should ignore what has happened as you have clearly been exposed to a hazardous material. Maybe you should ring the health and safety officials and ask for their advice. Apparently – only recently an employer asked 2 of his staff to remove a lot of asbestos from his work place. He knew that safe removal would have set him back for thousands of pounds and broke health and safety regulations. He got prosecuted for breaking the law and was presented with a very hefty fine and threat of imprisonment. Conclusion: There is a slight chance that you may have inhaled fibres (some can be coughed up and released from the lungs) and your employers should not get away with what has happened to you as they have clearly put your health at risk. I have included our website for more info on asbestos. Hope this helps, Ann.

What is it about asbestos that makes it so dangerous?

My uncle was exposed to asbestos repeatedly during his career, and, after reading some articles like http://www.mesotheliomanews.com/medical/types-symptoms-mesothelioma/, I’m afraid of what that might mean for his health as he ages. What is it about asbestos that makes it so dangerous?

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Asbestos fibers easily become airborne, and they lodge in people’s lungs, where they can cause cellular damage that can lead to cancers such as mesothelioma. The fibers are very small, around 60 nanometers in diameter, which is on the same scale as chromosomes. It is theorized (but not conclusively proven) that the fibers in the lungs can enter cells, interfere with cell division, and cause genes to replicate improperly, which leads to mutations that potentially result in cancerous cells being produced. Other possible results of asbestos exposure include the scarring-related illnesses that other contributors have already described.

Does anyone know of any clinical trials for pleural mesothelioma?

Perferably in the Houston area, but i am open to any place. Please help.

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The NIH (Nat’l Institute of Health) is doing quite a bit on this right now. The link is: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=pleural+mesothelioma Here’s some additional info on a couple in TX: Austin : Merck A Phase III, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Oral Suberoylanilide Hydroxamic Acid (SAHA) in Patients With Advanced Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Previously Treated With Systemic Chemotherapy Houston : S. R. Burzynski Clinic Phase II Study Of Antineoplastons A10 And AS2-1 In Patients With Mesothelioma Here’s more info for the one in Houston http://www.centerwatch.com/clinical-trials/listings/studydetails.aspx?StudyID=10085 Finally, I put a link below that gives even more info, including a hyperlink to places that list these trials, many of which are non-governmental. There’s a lot to go through because so much is being done. I assume you know this, but as a general rule, you’d want to avoid phase I trials (which are often crap shoots) and even II if possible. Also, most cancers have online support groups. Some are insanely chattty, but others have very knowledgeable people in them. You might learn some useful info there, as well. Good luck to you !

My Friend Has Got Mesothelioma How Much Can He Claim?

My friend has got mesothelioma from working with asbestos. We have looked about for info on whether we can claim compensation. I found this site that has some good links to compensation companies: http://allaboutmesothelioma.net63.net/ The thing is, on them websites it says he can claim between £300,000 & £1,000,000!!!! Is this right? Are these sorts of sites trustworthy? Does anyone have experience in this area? Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

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Considerable international controversy exists regarding the perceived rights and wrongs associated with litigation on compensation claims related to asbestos exposure and alleged subsequent medical consequences. Please see the web pages for more details on Mesothelioma and Asbestos & the law.

Worried about inhaling toxic air. at World Trade Center?

I was walking to the path train this morning, which is right at the world trade center. I was eating a fruit cup as I waited to cross the street, when some workers were keeping people on the sidewalk so a truck, that was coming from ground zero, can go through…as the truck got through, this thin cloud of dust from the ground was going across us, and I honestly dont know how much I inhaled but it couldnt have been much since I was already disgusted at the air, and I still ate my fruit, until I realized it probably was exposed to the dust. I could not have been exposed to much..it was just a little dust. but as I walked across the street and by the time I got home, my chest hurt and I felt shortness of breathe. I called my doctor and he said I shouldnt worry that nothing is burning at ground zero and I should worry, but I am a hypochondriach and constantly worry im gonna get something…and in this case. worried I might get mesothelioma.. I dont really feel too bad right now, but Its just chest tightness and it hurts to breathe…Doc say maybe my bronchioles just got irritated… Should I worry? at this point? so many years after everything? and the fact that it doesnt even constitute as short term exposure because it was just a little cloud of dust?

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This is ridiculous. You are in NYC for God’s sake, breathing in carbon emissions every day from millions of trucks, cars and taxis, and you’re worried about a little bit of dust from a construction site? Get a life.

Lung or pleural cancer?

Is it true that cancer evolution is very slow at old people ( age 75 or more )? I’m referring especially at pleural cancer

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No. That is not true. Most lung cancers occur in people over 65 or 70. Mesotheliomas (pleural cancer) may occur at any age, but it is more common in older people. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesothelioma http://www.mesotheliomasymptoms.com/mesothelioma-prognosis Both lung cancers and mesotheliomas are deadly in people over 75

can all doctors try to answer please.?

my dad has been really ill for the past 6 days with severe diarrhea,low blood pressure,abdominal pains and dark green stools and also very weak.what can we do to help and what is the problem.please can you help,we don’t know what to do.thank you.xxxx

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Some of the important information that you might need to tell your Mesothelioma Doctor include, what types of symptoms you are experiencing, how long ago since you were exposure to an Asbestos related substance and for how long where you exposed to the Asbestos related substance. After you receive and initial consultation from your Mesothelioma Doctor, you may be required to undergo either a Chest CT scan, or a biopsy, depending on which type of Mesothelioma Cancer your Mesothelioma Doctor considers that you have. Essentially, there are three possible types of Mesothelioma Cancer that you could have. These include, Pleural (Lungs) Mesothelioma Cancer, Peritoneal (abdominal) and Pericardial (heart). Once your Mesothelioma Cancer doctor has made a definitive diagnosis, he will then be able to tell you which type of Mesothelioma Cancer you have, at what stage the Mesothelioma Cancer is, whether it has spread to surrounding organs, or whether it is contained within the original area of the diseases initiation.