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Silver Spring, Maryland

Silver Spring is an unincorporated area of Montgomery County, Maryland. Located just north of Washington, D.C., Silver Spring has a current population of nearly 71,500. Silver Spring was named in 1840 by Francis Preston Blair upon discovering a local spring whose bed sparkled with mica flakes, and deciding to build a summer home there. As a commuter suburb for the Washington, D.C. area, Silver Spring has developed a substantial service economy. Notable employers include Holy Cross Hospital, Choice Hotels, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Silver Spring began as a country residence for well-to-do political families. After the Civil War, a branch line of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad allowed for convenient travel to Washington, D.C., and Silver Spring began to develop into a suburb. In the early 20th Century, firms such as the Lee Development Company and Woodside Development Corporation built housing developments, shopping centers, office buildings, and a theater. In 1944, work was begun on the United States Naval Ordnance Laboratory at White Oak. The lab complex was closed down in 1992, but is currently being renovated to house the Food and Drug Administration's new headquarters. In the post-war years, the downtown area began to decline, as new shopping areas opened outside of town. The addition of a Metro rail station in 1978 began to reverse the trend and today Silver Spring's downtown area is being redeveloped with new retail shops, restaurants, and attracting businesses such as Discovery Communications, owner of several cable television channels, including the Discovery Channel and TLC. The 1938 Silver Theatre has been restored and is now operated by the American Film Institute.

Silver Spring has a history of construction, much of it concentrated in a period when asbestos-containing materials were widely used. Workers exposed to asbestos may be at risk for asbestos cancer. If you were exposed to asbestos in Silver Spring and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should also consider contacting an asbestos law firm.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Silver Spring

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

  • Barlow Building
  • Firefountain Inn
  • Foxhall Apartments
  • Hecht Company
  • Heritage Christian Church
  • Holly Hall Apartments
  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kay Management Company
  • Mills Building
  • National Press Building
  • National War College
  • Naval Ordnance Laboratory
  • Paddington Square Apartments
  • Park Wayne Apartments
  • Service Building
  • Silgo Hill Apartments
  • Spring Garden Apartments
  • Towers Building 1 2 & 3
  • Twin Towers Apartment-Hotel
  • U. S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory
  • Wincor Office Building
  • Windsor Court Apartments
  • Windsor Tower Apartments

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Silver Spring, Maryland

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Silver Spring, Maryland. 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.


The Thoracic, Esophageal, and Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19713

Distance: 83.0 miles


Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving St. NW
Washington, DC 20010

Distance: 7.3 miles


3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
Washington, DC 20057

Distance: 9.4 miles


6116 Executive Boulevard
Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20892

Distance: 5.1 miles


22 S. Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 27.8 miles


Weinberg Building
401 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231

Distance: 28.8 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Silver Spring, Maryland

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

Dr. Raffit Hassan
National Cancer Institute
Center for Cancer Research/National Cancer Institute
Building 37, Room 5116
Bethesda, MD 20892

Distance: 5.1 miles

Dr. Paul H. Sugarbaker
Washington Cancer Institute
106 Irving Street NW, Suite 3900
Washington, DC 20010

Distance: 7.3 miles

Dr. Arthur N. Mcunu, Jr.
Howard University Hospital
2041 Georgia Avenue
Washington, DC 20060

Distance: 10.0 miles

Dr. Joseph S. Friedberg
University of Maryland School of Medicine
GREENE 5th Floor
22 South Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 27.8 miles

Dr. Petr F. Hausner
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene Street, Room S9D15
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 27.8 miles

Dr. H. Richard Alexander, Jr.
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene Street, S4B12
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 27.8 miles

Dr. Stephen C. Yang
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
600 N. Wolfe Street Blalock 240
Baltimore, MD 21287

Distance: 28.1 miles

Dr. Charles R. Mulligan, Jr.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, S-2100
Newark, DE 19713

Distance: 83.0 miles

Dr. Gregory A. Masters
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, S-3400
Newark, DE 19713

Distance: 83.0 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Silver Spring, Maryland

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Maryland, 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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