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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos can be found in many homes, schools, and office buildings. The disease can arise from small exposures, and even as much as 50 years later. As a result, each year 3,000 Americans and many thousands more worldwide develop mesothelioma, and millions of us are at risk. Visit our Mesothelioma health topic where you will find current information and answers to your questions.
Breaking News about Mesothelioma (Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation)
How is mesothelioma treated? (American Cancer Society)
What`s new in malignant mesothelioma research and treatment? (American Cancer Society)
Asbestos (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)
Asbestos Exposure and Your Health (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)
Asbestos Exposure: Questions and Answers (National Cancer Institute)
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Last Reviewed: Jun 01, 2009
Patrick Ross, MD, PhD
Clnical Professor of Thoracic Surgery
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University