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Woburn, Massachusetts

The Town of Woburn is located approximately ten miles northwest of Boston, Massachusetts, in the upper Mystic River Valley. Woburn is densely populated, with approximately 38,000 residents occupying its thirteen square miles of land. Although situated on Rte. 128, the Commonwealth's noted "High-Tech Corridor" during the 1980s, Woburn's industrial history is largely in the past. Today the town is primarily a mix of residential neighborhoods, office parks, and conservation areas. Historic buildings abound, including the 1661 Baldwin mansion, and the Woburn Public Library, designed by architect H.H. Richardson in the stonework style which bears his name, Richardsonian Romanesque.

Woburn was first settled in 1640, and included the present-day towns of Wilmington, Burlington, and Winchester. As with many New England towns, Woburn was primarily agricultural until the 19th century. However, Woburn's signature industry was established in 1668, when Gershom Flagg opened the town's first tannery. Engineered by Col. Loammi Baldwin, the Middlesex Canal opened in 1803, providing a new avenue for importing tanbark, and the leather trade flourished. The Boston & Lowell Railroad (1835) contributed to the boom, and the Civil War increased demand for leather boots and shoes. By 1865, Woburn was home to 21 tanneries and related businesses. The tanning industry prospered until the mid-20th century, but by 1940, the number of tanneries in Woburn was reduced to six, and none remain today. Woburn was also home to the fledgling rubber industry, and inventor Charles Goodyear, who in 1839 discovered vulcanization, a process which hardens and stabilizes rubber. Manufacturing has declined since the mid-20th century, and many Woburn residents now commute to Boston and nearby cities for work. Retail, education and high-tech companies make up much of Woburn's economy, with local employers including ITT Technical Institute, Executrain, Mascon, Inc., Raytheon and the Woburn Mall.

Woburn's legacy of industry and construction makes exposure to asbestos an ongoing concern. Workers exposed to asbestos in Woburn may be at risk to develop mesothelioma cancer. For your convenience, we have listed mesothelioma oncologists located in or near Woburn at the bottom of this page. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Woburn, you should also consider contacting an asbestos attorney.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Woburn

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

  • Atlantic Gelatin Company, Inc.
  • Consolidated Chemical Industries
  • Freightways Motor Transport
  • General Foods Corporation
  • Johnson Bros Greenhouse
  • Kraft Foods, Inc.
  • Stauffer Chemical Company
  • Taplin Pump & Compressor
  • Winn School
  • Woburn Courthouse
  • Woburn High School
  • Woburn Post Office
  • Woburn Public Library

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Woburn, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Woburn, 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: 9.3 miles


International Mesothelioma Program
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 10.0 miles


Kendall Square
500 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 9.0 miles


450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 9.7 miles


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

Distance: 46.1 miles


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

Distance: 86.3 miles


Thoracic Oncology Program
80 Seymour Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 93.1 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Woburn, Massachusetts

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Woburn, 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: 9.3 miles

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

Distance: 9.7 miles

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

Distance: 9.7 miles

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

Distance: 10.0 miles

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

Distance: 10.0 miles

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

Distance: 43.6 miles

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

Distance: 48.8 miles

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

Distance: 51.8 miles

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

Distance: 51.8 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: 92.3 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Woburn, 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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