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West Chester, Pennsylvania

Initially known as Turk's Head, West Chester, Pennsylvania is a borough in Chester County and part of the Philadelphia–Camden–Wilmington metropolitan area with an estimated population of 18,000 people. West Chester has been the seat of government in Chester County since 1786, and the borough incorporated in 1799. West Chester is home to University of Pennsylvania, as wells as to the corporate headquarters of Commodore Business Machines, VWR International, and Schramm Incorporated. Valley Forge, the Brandywine Battlefield, Longwood Gardens, and other historical attractions are located the West Chester area.

Over 160 years ago, in 1831, the businessmen and community leaders of West Chester chartered the West Chester Railroad Company, one of the nation's earliest railroads. A quarter century later, West Chester got its second railroad, the West Chester & Philadelphia Railroad, which opened on November 11, 1858. Both became part of the Pennsylvania Railroad system by 1881, when they were known as the "Frazer branch" and "Media branch," respectively. For the next eighty-nine years, the Market Street station was West Chester's gateway to the world. At its height, the Pennsylvania Railroad operated 24 passenger trains to West Chester each day, plus three scheduled freights and additional special trains as needed. Today the new West Chester Railroad Company is owned and operated by 4 States Railway Service Inc., a Railroad management, maintenance and operations company dedicated to preserving the "Media branch" of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Use of asbestos containing products was prevalent for years at numerous jobsites in West Chester, Pennsylvania, particularly at Edison Electric Illuminating Company, Lenape Forge, and U.S. Steel Corporation. Thus, asbestos exposure has been a concern for workers and their loved ones. Mesothelioma information including top doctors and cancer centers in and around West Chester are listed at the bottom of this page. Additionally, asbestos attorneys may be able to give guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in West Chester and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in West Chester

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

  • American Gas Company
  • Brandywine Mushroom Company
  • East Senior High School
  • Edison Electric Illmg. Company
  • Edison Electric Illum'G Company
  • Lenape Forge Inc
  • National Foam Company
  • Phila Suburban Gas and Electric Company
  • Philadelphia Suburban Gas and Electric Company
  • R.M. Armstrong
  • U. S. Steel Corporation
  • West Chester Laundry
  • West Chester University
  • Weyeth Laboratories, Inc.

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near West Chester, Pennsylvania

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of West Chester, 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: 70.3 miles


51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 21.3 miles


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

Distance: 21.3 miles


3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Distance: 21.3 miles


233 S 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Distance: 23.4 miles


333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

Distance: 28.3 miles


1331 East Wyoming Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19124

Distance: 27.0 miles


3401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Distance: 24.2 miles


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

Distance: 21.1 miles


22 S. Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Distance: 71.6 miles


Weinberg Building
401 N. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231

Distance: 70.7 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near West Chester, Pennsylvania

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

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

Distance: 21.1 miles

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

Distance: 21.1 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: 21.3 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: 21.3 miles

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

Distance: 21.3 miles

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

Distance: 24.2 miles

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

Distance: 70.3 miles

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

Distance: 71.4 miles

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

Distance: 71.6 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: 71.6 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: 71.6 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in West Chester, 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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