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Falmouth, Massachusetts

The Town of Falmouth is located at the southwestern corner of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Much of Falmouth is surrounded by water, with Buzzards Bay to the West, and Vineyard Sound to the south. Small ponds and creeks extend through the town from the shoreline, making up approximately 1/5 of Falmouth's 54.4 square mile area. Falmouth's year-round population of 32,660 follows the representative town meeting form of government. Today Falmouth is well known as a center of marine research, carried out by organizations such as the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and the Woods Hole Research Center.

Falmouth was incorporated in 1686. Like much of Cape Cod, Falmouth's terrain is composed of glacier-deposited materials. Early industry in Falmouth was adapted to the geographical conditions and ocean access: farming, salt works, whaling, shipping, and sheep herding. In the early 19th century, Merino sheep were introduced locally and water-powered mills established to process the raw wool. Train service began in the 1870s, making Falmouth more desirable as a summer residence, and giving residents access to the Boston markets. Berry crops, such as cranberries and strawberries, did well in the sandy soil, and could now be sold in the city as well as locally. In the early 20th century, attempts were made at large scale dairy farming. Even with the railroad, transportation in Falmouth was somewhat limited, with only one major roadway, Route 28. However, highway improvements, and increased use of nearby Otis Air National Guard Base during WWII resulted in increased population growth and home construction. Today, Falmouth is served by several bus and train lines, and is home to the Wood's Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority ferry service. Falmouth operates its own fire and police services, and has several public and private schools. Falmouth Hospital, established in 1963, serves most of the Upper Cape, and in summer has one of the busiest emergency centers in the state.

Periods of increased home construction and roadwork in Falmouth throughout the second half of the 20th century may have exposed workers to asbestos products. Exposure to asbestos-containing building materials puts workers at risk for asbestos disease.

als puts workers at risk for asbestos disease.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Falmouth

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

  • Falmouth Bowling Alley
  • Falmouth High School
  • Falmouth Hospital
  • Falmouth Hospital-Children's Center
  • Falmouth Intermediate School
  • Falmouth School
  • Falmouth Shellfish Lab
  • Falmouth Shopping Center
  • Falmouth Town Hall
  • Otis Air Force-ICB Missiles
  • St. John Hospital
  • Stop & Shop

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Falmouth, Massachusetts

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


55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 59.7 miles


International Mesothelioma Program
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 59.0 miles


Kendall Square
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 60.0 miles


450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 59.4 miles


The Leonard and Adele R. Decof Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
164 Summit Avenue
Providence, RI 02906

Distance: 44.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Falmouth, Massachusetts

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

Dr. David Ettensohn
Hassan Ettensohn Medical Specialists, Ltd.
73 Beechwood Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Distance: 45.3 miles

Dr. Sundaresan T. Sambandan
Hematology and Oncology Associates of Rhode Island
1220 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920

Distance: 46.0 miles

Dr. John Pella
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
1150 Reservoir Avenue, Suite 305
Cranston, RI 02920

Distance: 46.0 miles

Dr. Anthony Testa
Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Atwood Medical Center
1524 Atwood Avenue Suite 340
Johnston, RI 02919

Distance: 49.8 miles

Dr. Scott Swanson
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 59.0 miles

Dr. Raphael Bueno
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 59.0 miles

Dr. David J. Kwiatkowski
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brigham and Women's Hospital
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 59.4 miles

Dr. Pasi A. Janne
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 59.4 miles

Dr. Richard L. Kradin
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Pathology Associates
55 Fruit Street, WRN 2
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 59.7 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Falmouth, Massachusetts

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