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Situated in southeastern Pennsylvania, Reading is a city in and the county seat of Berks County, and the principal city of the Greater Reading Area. With a population of more than 88,000, Reading is the fifth most populated city in Pennsylvania and the sixth most-populous municipality. The city is bounded on the west by the Schuylkill River, on the east by Mount Penn, and on the south by Neversink Mountain. The city lent its name to the now-defunct Reading Railroad, which carried anthracite coal from the Pennsylvania Coal Region to cities along the Schuylkill River. Reading was one of the first cities where outlet shopping became a tourist industry. Reading's symbol is a Japanese-style pagoda, which is located on Mount Penn, visible from nearly everywhere in town.

The construction of the railroad in the 1800s was probably the single greatest factor in the development of Reading. Eventually, the declining coal shipping revenues and strict government regulations would force the Reading Company to file for bankruptcy in 1971 and sell its interests to the newly formed Consolidated Railroad Corporation (Conrail) in 1976. During the early 1900s, the city experienced a burgeoning automobile industry. The city’s growth continued through the 1930s. From the 1940s to the 1970s, however, the city witnessed a drastic decline in prosperity, generally due to the demise of the heavy industry and railroads, and a general movement toward the suburbs. Today, agriculture is a major industry for Reading as well as other cities in Berks County.

Over the years, asbestos containing products were commonly used in industrial and manufacturing sites such as those found in Reading, Pennsylvania. Individuals who worked with and/or around asbestos may be at risk to developing mesothelioma, a potentially terminal cancer. We provide information about mesothelioma treatment options in and around Reading at the bottom of this page. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Reading, you may benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Reading

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

  • A T & T Company
  • A. Wilhelm Company
  • Acme Markets Warehouse
  • Albright College
  • American Chain & Cable
  • Beryllium Corporation
  • Bureau of Water Department of Parks and Public Property
  • Carpenter Steel Company
  • Colonial Berks Real Estate
  • Colonial Trust Company
  • Consumers Gas Company
  • Cooperative Power Plant
  • Dana Corporation
  • East Penn Refractories Company
  • Eastern Industrial Insulation
  • Eisenhower Apartments
  • Federal Paper Board Company Inc.
  • Frantz Heating & Roof Company
  • Georgia Pacific Pulp & Paper
  • Gilbert Associates, Inc.
  • Hendel Hat Company
  • Hopper Paper Company
  • House of Good Shepard
  • J H Sternbergh and Son
  • John A. Rigg
  • Karl Lieberknecht Inc.
  • Kawecki Chemical Company
  • L.J. Land Inc
  • Louis Kraemer and Company
  • Lucent Technologoes
  • Metropolitan Edison Company
  • Metropolitan Electric Company
  • Orr & Sembower Inc
  • Parish Div. Dana
  • Paul B. Hendel & Company
  • Penn Hardware Company
  • Penn Optical
  • Penna Hardward Company
  • Pennsylvania Railroad Company
  • Philada and Reading Railway
  • Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company
  • Prestolite Battery
  • Reading Company
  • Reading Hospital
  • Reading Iron Company
  • Reading Iron Works
  • Reading Metals Refining Company
  • Reading Railroad
  • Reading Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Reading Shale Brick Company
  • Reading Transport
  • Reading Tube Corp
  • Reading Tube Division
  • Reading Water Works
  • Reading Whitehall Paperwork
  • Rockwell Industries
  • Sears Roebuck Store
  • St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Temple Iron Company
  • Textile Machine Works
  • Titus Powerhouse
  • Us Army Reserve Center
  • W H Luden
  • W. J. Hollis
  • Western Electric Company Inc.
  • Willson Products Division
  • Wilson Safety Products
  • Zack Industries

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Reading, Pennsylvania

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Reading, 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: 78.9 miles


51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 47.2 miles


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

Distance: 47.2 miles


3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 47.2 miles


233 S 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Distance: 49.3 miles


333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Distance: 49.4 miles


1331 East Wyoming Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Distance: 50.0 miles


3401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Distance: 47.7 miles


The Thoracic, Esophageal, and Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19713

Distance: 47.9 miles


22 S. Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 80.9 miles


Weinberg Building
401 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231

Distance: 80.6 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Reading, Pennsylvania

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

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: 47.2 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: 47.2 miles

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

Distance: 47.2 miles

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

Distance: 47.7 miles

Dr. Charles R. Mulligan, Jr.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, S-2100
Newark, DE 19713

Distance: 47.9 miles

Dr. Gregory A. Masters
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
Medical Oncology Hematology Consultants
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, S-3400
Newark, DE 19713

Distance: 47.9 miles

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

Distance: 78.9 miles

Dr. Joseph S. Friedberg
University of Maryland School of Medicine
GREENE 5th Floor
22 South Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 80.9 miles

Dr. Petr F. Hausner
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene Street, Room S9D15
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 80.9 miles

Dr. H. Richard Alexander, Jr.
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
22 S. Greene Street, S4B12
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 80.9 miles

Dr. Stephen C. Yang
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
600 N. Wolfe Street Blalock 240
Baltimore, MD 21287

Distance: 80.9 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Reading, 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.

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