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Oakdale, California

The city of Oakdale, founded in 1871 and home to more than 20,000 residents, is located in Stanislaus County, California. It is part of the Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area. Oakdale is situated in the east-central portion of the Central Valley, approximately 15 miles northeast of Modesto. Due to its location, Oakdale is recognized as "The Gateway to Yosemite", a reference to nearby Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The city is also known as the “Cowboy Capital of the World”, as it is home to more retired rodeo world champions than anywhere else in the country.

The Oakdale economy centers on agriculture, food manufacturing, and tourism. Since 1965, Oakdale was the home to a satellite plant of Hershey Chocolate. The plant closed in 2008. The plant was later purchased by Sconza Candy Company. Many other large food manufacturing operations are nearby including a ConAgra Foods Hunt's plant which is one of the largest tomato processing plants in the world. Cattle ranching is common in the surrounding areas, adding to the diversity and character of the local economy.

Oakdale has many jobsites where asbestos exposure occurred. Those who worked with and/or around asbestos containing materials are potentially at risk to develop asbestos cancer. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may benefit from contacting Dr. David Jablons. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Oakdale, California, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Oakdale

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Oakdale where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Conagra Foods
  • Hershey Chocolate Corp
  • Hershey Chocolate Plant
  • Hershey Foods Corp
  • Hunt Foods and Industries
  • Hunt-Wesson Foods
  • Monotherm Company
  • Safeway
  • Standard Oil
  • Western Pipeline

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Oakdale, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Oakdale, California. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.


Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
1600 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Distance: 91.5 miles


505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 90.5 miles


Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 80.8 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Oakdale, California

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Oakdale, California. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Mark W. Lischner
Pulmonary Medicine Associates
5 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 190
Roseville, CA 95661

Distance: 72.1 miles

Dr. Mark R. Cullen
Stanford School of Medicine
1265 Welch Rd
Stanford, CA 94305

Distance: 80.8 miles

Dr. David M. Jablons
UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
1600 Divisadero Street, Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 90.5 miles

Dr. Thierry Marie Jahan
UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Distance: 90.5 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Oakdale, California

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in California, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

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