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EPA Issues Last Call to Request Libby Superfund Assistance for Residential Inspections

The EPA has issued its final call for residents to request asbestos inspections in Libby and Troy, Montana, as part of the agency’s Superfund program.

Study Finds Asbestos in Gallbladders of Pleural Mesothelioma Patients

Italian researchers have discovered that asbestos can travel as far as the gallbladder in patients who have been diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma.

Hartford Signs $1.5 Billion Deal to Cover Asbestos Liability Exposures

Hartford Connecticut Financial Company signed a $1.5 billion reinsurance agreement to cover its asbestos and environmental liability exposures.

Washington Asbestos Contractor Charged With Falsifying Disposal Documents

A1 Asbestos LLC is being accused of falsifying disposal documents to an Okanogan County landfill and offering false statements to state department officials.

New Trial on Cancer-Related Anxiety Drug Psilocybin

A new trial shows psychotropic drug psilocybin has helped reduce anxiety in cancer patients in conjunction with psychotherapy.

Mesothelioma Concerns Grow with Increasing Building Renovations in Massachusetts

The number of asbestos removal projects in Massachusetts has increased, causing much concern for workers to develop mesothelioma or related diseases.

New Mesothelioma Biomarker Shows Promise

A new biomarker (FGF18) has shown promise for patients with pleural mesothelioma according to a paper presented at the World Conference on Lung Canter.

Dangerous Asbestos Levels In Devine, Texas’ Water

The city of Devine, Texas, has warned its residents that high levels of asbestos has been present in their drinking water for at a year or longer.

$4 Million Asbestos Project Begun at Billings Courthouse

A $4 million project to remove asbestos has begun at the former federal courthouse in downtown Billings, Montana, and will take 8 months to complete.

Paterson, NJ Schools Sued for Mishandling Asbestos Removal

Former Paterson (NJ) Schools Environmental Officer Brenda Zemo is suing the district saying it improperly handled asbestos during renovations.

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Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog


January 20, 2017
Emily Walsh

The Importance of Grief Counseling for Mesothelioma Patients and Families

“Mesothelioma is a disease that comes with a grim outlook with only an average of 8% of patients who survive five years after their diagnosis. Because it has such a poor prognosis, a big part of treating mesothelioma – or any form of cancer, really – includes addressing mental impact it has on patients and their family members.”

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