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Plymouth, Massachusetts

The Town of Plymouth, Massachusetts is the oldest community in New England, settled in 1620 by the passengers of the English ship Mayflower. Plymouth is also the largest town by land area in Massachusetts. With an estimated population of around 58,000, Plymouth is larger than many Massachusetts cities, but has never reincorporated as such. Located 40 miles south of Boston, Plymouth forms the western shore of Cape Cod Bay. Plymouth residents are proud of their town's status as "America's Hometown," whose many history-based attractions include Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum which recreates parts of the 1627 English and Native settlements, and the Mayflower II, a working replica of the original ship. Plymouth also maintains the only operational nuclear power plant in Massachusetts, the Pilgrim Nuclear Generating Station, built by Boston Edison in 1972.

After landing at Plymouth, the English settled among the Wamponoag Native People, whose numbers had been heavily reduced by disease a few years earlier. With the aid of several prominent Wamponoag, including tribal leader, or sachem, Massasoit and the English-speaking Tisquantum (Squanto), the colonists learned to fish and to raise local crops. Plymouth remained an agricultural and fishing settlement through the early 19th century. Shipbuilding and shipping developed during the 19th century, leading to its principal industry of ropemaking. The Plymouth Cordage Company, founded in 1824, was once the world's largest rope and cordage manufacturer, boasting a quarter-mile ropewalk. The company failed in the 1960s, and the factory has since been converted for retail and commercial use. Highway development in the 1970s led to increased growth as Plymouth became more accessible to Boston. Today tourism is the primary industry, with healthcare, high-tech research and telecommunications also contributing to the economic base. Jordan Hospital is currently Plymouth's largest employer, serving a dozen towns in the South Shore area.

Plymouth's rapid development in recent decades, with its accompanying residential and commercial construction projects, makes asbestos exposure and mesothelioma cancer risk an ongoing concern. Mesothelioma treatment facilities in and around Plymouth are listed at the bottom of this page. If you were exposed to asbestos in Plymouth, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Plymouth

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

  • Plymouth Carver School
  • Plymouth Cordage Company
  • Plymouth Electric Light Company
  • Plymouth Nuclear Power Plant
  • Puritan Mills

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Plymouth, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Plymouth, 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: 37.4 miles


International Mesothelioma Program
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 37.2 miles


Kendall Square
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 37.8 miles


450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 37.7 miles


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

Distance: 38.4 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Plymouth, Massachusetts

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

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

Distance: 37.2 miles

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

Distance: 37.2 miles

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

Distance: 37.4 miles

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

Distance: 37.7 miles

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

Distance: 37.7 miles

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

Distance: 38.2 miles

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

Distance: 43.2 miles

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

Distance: 43.2 miles

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

Distance: 44.9 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Plymouth, 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.

Asbestos Related News in Massachusetts

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