Mesothelioma.com Resources for Patients and their Families

Pittston, Pennsylvania

Located about midway between Scranton and Wilkes-Barre along the east side of Susquehanna River and south side of the Lackawanna River, Pittston is a city in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Spanning less than 2 square miles, Pittston is home to more than 8,000 residents. Settled around 1770 by the Susquehanna Company of Connecticut, the city was originally named "Pittstown". Pittston officially became a borough in 1856, and was later chartered as a city in 1894. The city of Pittston promotes itself as "The Quality Tomato Capital of the World". For more than 25 years, Pittston celebrates it’s tradition and heritage in cultivating the tomato with the annual Pittston Tomato Festival.

As an active anthracite coal mining city in the early 19th century, Pittston became an important link in the coal industry. Both the anthracite and railroad industry attracted thousands of immigrants, making Pittston a true melting pot. Anthracite coal mining remained a significant industry in Pittston until 1959. Besides mining anthracite coal, Pittston was home to many industries in the 19th and 20th centuries, including metals, plastics, paper products, apparel, electrical equipment, and beverages. Main Street was the site of an active downtown through the 1970s, with many clothing stores, shoe stores, jewelers, JC Penney's, Kresge's, F. W. Woolworth Company, drug stores, restaurants, theaters and banks. Recently, Pittston's downtown area was renovated with new sidewalks, trees, and street lights. Also, older buildings are being demolished and replaced with newer structures.

Use of asbestos containing products was prevalent for years at numerous jobsites in Pittston, Pennsylvania. Thus, asbestos exposure has been a concern for workers and their loved ones. Mesothelioma information including top doctors and cancer centers in and around Pittston are listed at the bottom of this page. Additionally, asbestos lawyers may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Pittston and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Pittston

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

  • Alpine Knitting Mills
  • Barnum Breaker
  • Barnum Coliery
  • Butler Colliery
  • Citizens Electric Ill Company
  • Clear Spring Coal Company
  • Ewen Breaker
  • Exeter Colliery
  • Exeter Machine Works
  • Exeter Power Company
  • Girard Coal Company
  • Hillside Coal and Iron Company
  • Je Patterson and Company
  • Jermyn and Company
  • Lehigh Valley Coal Company
  • Newton Coal Mining Company
  • Owens-Illinois Glass Company
  • Pennsylvania Coal Company
  • Scranton Electric Company

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Pittston, Pennsylvania

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


195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Distance: 90.1 miles


51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 98.8 miles


Abramson Cancer Center
38th and Walnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 98.8 miles


3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 98.8 miles


333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Distance: 94.5 miles


1331 East Wyoming Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Distance: 97.2 miles


3401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Distance: 96.5 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Pittston, Pennsylvania

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

Dr. Bruce G. Haffty
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Distance: 90.1 miles

Dr. Larry R. Kaiser
Temple University Hospital Cancer Center
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
3401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Distance: 96.5 miles

Dr. Joel  D. Cooper
University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Sixth Floor, Silverstein Building, 3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 98.8 miles

Dr. Sunil Singhal
University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
Harron Lung Center/Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard/West Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 98.8 miles

Dr. Steven M. Albelda
University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, Penn Lung Center
3615 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 98.8 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Pittston, Pennsylvania

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

Keytruda Continues Showing Promise as a Mesothelioma Treatment

Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) is continuing shown promise as a treatment for patients with mesothelioma cancer. Read more about this and other new treatments at Mesothelioma.com.

Asbestos Discovered in Mill Run Building During Construction

Asbestos was discovered at the Mill Run project site in Levittown, Pennsylvania during construction into a mixed-use assisted care facility.

Asbestos Exposure Across the U.S.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog

FEATURED CONTENT:


RECENT POSTS:

Avoid Asbestos and Other Hazards During Home Improvement

Surviving Peritoneal Mesothelioma: Stephen Jay Gould’s Cancer Journey

Understanding Cancer Clinical Trials