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Medford, Massachusetts

Medford, Massachusetts is located on the Mystic River just northwest of Boston. Though settled in 1630, Medford was not incorporated as a City until 1892. The current population is close to 56,000 people. Tufts University, chartered in 1852, looks down over Medford from the top of Walnut Hill, one of the tallest  hills in the Boston area. Medford is typical of suburban New England university towns, with a mix of pleasant residential neighborhoods and bustling downtown squares lined with shops and restaurants.

Medford began in 1630 as plantation land with a single owner, Mathew Cradock, the first Governor of Massachusetts. From 1637 to 1787, a bridge was built over the Mystic River which would be the main route between Medford and Boston until the mid-19th century brought the railroad and horse-drawn street railways. Medford, for most of its early history, was a quiet rural community. One early industry, brick-making, began in 1660, and lasted until 1930, when the New England Brick Company consolidated operations to its Cambridge plant. Shipbuilding took hold in the early 19th century, and by the 1850s, Medford employed one-quarter of the state's shipwrights. Medford's ten shipyards turned out merchant ships and clipper ships, and "Medford-built" became synonymous with quality. The Daniel Lawrence & Sons distillery produced fine rum until 1905. After 1880, Medford changed rapidly; the population boomed, modern utilities such as gas lighting, electricity and telephone arrived, and public services increased. With the help of benefactors such as P.T. Barnum, Tufts College expanded, admitting women in 1892, adding a law school in 1930, and becoming Tufts University in 1955. The Barnum Museum of Natural History opened on campus in 1884, where it housed Barnum's collection of animal curiosities until it was destroyed by fire in 1975.

Asbestos products have been used at a number of Medford jobsites, such as Wainwright Manufacturing Company, putting construction workers and others at risk for asbestos diseases. Mesothelioma physicians in and around Medford are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Medford, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Medford

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

  • American Chain Link Fence Company
  • Arlington Floor
  • B & M Siding
  • Boston College
  • Boston Gas
  • Burlington Mall
  • Frankini Construction
  • Harrington Brothers
  • John E. Cain Company
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital
  • Medford High School
  • Medford Supply Company
  • New England Boiler Cleaning
  • Tufts University
  • Wainright Manufacturing Company
  • Walter J. Ballou Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Medford, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Medford, 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: 4.4 miles


International Mesothelioma Program
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 5.1 miles


Kendall Square
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 4.0 miles


450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 4.8 miles


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

Distance: 42.3 miles


Thoracic (Lung) Oncology Center
100 Campus Drive
Suite 102
Scarborough, ME 04074

Distance: 89.6 miles


Thoracic Oncology Program
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 92.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Medford, Massachusetts

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

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

Distance: 4.4 miles

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

Distance: 4.8 miles

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

Distance: 4.8 miles

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

Distance: 5.1 miles

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

Distance: 5.1 miles

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

Distance: 39.9 miles

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

Distance: 45.5 miles

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

Distance: 48.2 miles

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

Distance: 48.2 miles

Dr. Tracey L. Weigel
Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute
Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute
Division Director of Thoracic Surgery
818 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04102

Distance: 95.6 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Medford, 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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