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Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure in Canton, Massachusetts

Canton was originally incorporated in 1630 as part of the Town of Dorchester. In 1726, a section of Dorchester known as "Dorchester South Precinct" broke away to form the Town of Stoughton, which encompassed the parishes of Stoughton, Canton, and Sharon. Sharon and Canton eventually separated from Stoughton, with Canton the last to be incorporated in 1797. Today Canton has a population of around 21,000, under an open town meeting form of government. Located about 15 miles south of Boston at the base of Great Blue Hill, Canton is easily reached by commuter rail, as well as Interstate Routes 93 and 95.

Early industry in Canton includes the Revere Rolling Mill, a copper-rolling mill established by Paul Revere in 1801 which provided copper sheeting used on the hull of the USS Constitution. Revere & Sons Copper Company occupied the site through the early 20th century, when it gave way to Taunton New Bedford Copper Company, and ultimately the Plymouth Rubber Company which operated from 1911-2006. In 1835, the Canton Viaduct was built to provide railroad access and is still in use today. James and Thomas Draper, continuing a family business established in England, opened the Canton Woolen Mills in 1851. The business produced woolen knitted textiles under that name until 1889 when it was incorporated by James' children as Draper Brothers Company. A felted textile operation was sold in 1985, and today the company continues to produce knitted goods in Canton as Draper Knitting Company under the direction of the Draper brothers' descendants. Canton is also home to the Massachusetts Hospital School, found in 1907 by Dr. Edward H. Bradford to provide education to children with physical disabilities. Other notable products of Canton's factories include steam engines and shovels, and fire hose nozzles. Although manufacturing has declined somewhat in Canton, companies such as Reebok, Dunkin' Donuts, and vaccine-maker Acambis have their headquarters here.

Industrial activity in Canton may have exposed workers to asbestos products. Workers exposed to these products may be at risk to develop an asbestos disease. Mesothelioma physicians in and around Canton are listed at the bottom of the page.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Canton

If you worked at any of these companies and/or job sites in Canton, Massachusetts, you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma cancer.

  • Beacon Piping Company
  • Canton Elementary School
  • Canton Hospital
  • Draper Brothers and Company
  • Elementary School
  • Emerson & Cuming Inc
  • International Paper Company
  • John Hancock Tower
  • Logan International Airport
  • Maine Yankee Atomic Power Plant
  • Maine Yankee Fitting Stock
  • Mantville Power Plant
  • Mass Hospital School
  • Massachusetts State Hospital
  • Milestone
  • Montville Power Plant
  • New England Insulation Company
  • Norfolk County
  • Pilgrim Power Station
  • Piping Insulators Inc.
  • Plymouth Rubber Company
  • Springdale Finishing Company

Mesothelioma Doctors near Canton, Massachusetts

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors and oncologists that practice within a 100-mile radius of Canton, Massachusetts. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their areas of expertise, background, professional affiliations, office locations and contact information.

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
Distance: 11.1 miles

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
Distance: 11.1 miles

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02215

Distance: 11.3 miles

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 11.3 miles

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 11.3 miles

Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Pathology Associates
Boston, MA 02114

Distance: 12.7 miles

Hassan Ettensohn Medical Specialists, Ltd.
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Distance: 25.4 miles

Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Distance: 28.5 miles

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Johnston, RI 02919
Distance: 31.9 miles

Hematology and Oncology Associates of Rhode Island
Cranston, RI 02920
Distance: 33.7 miles

Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
Cranston, RI 02920
Distance: 33.7 miles

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Hartford, CT 06105
Distance: 85.8 miles

Locate a Cancer Center near Canton, MA

We present below a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100-mile radius of Canton, Massachusetts. Click on a specific cancer center link to obtain more in depth information about each one.

International Mesothelioma Program
Boston, MA 02115

Distance: 11.1 miles

Boston, MA 02215
Distance: 11.3 miles

Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02142

Distance: 12.6 miles

Boston, MA 02114
Distance: 12.7 miles

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

Distance: 27.6 miles

Thoracic Oncology Program
Hartford, CT 06102

Distance: 85.5 miles

Mesothelioma Patient Support Services near Canton

The following cancer support services may be of help to you while you are receiving treatment for mesothelioma. Support services for mesothelioma patients include patient transport, temporary housing, physical therapy and counseling.

Massachusetts Treatment Support Services

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Canton

Don’t lose your right to file a mesothelioma claim. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Canton, Massachusetts, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Massachusetts.

Asbestos Law Firms Servicing Canton, Massachusetts

The Deaton Law Firm offers support to those suffering from Mesothelioma and asbestos related diseases. We provide compassionate assistance, guidance and hope to those diagnosed with Mesothelioma. We are dedicated to holding corporate entities accountable to you and your family for their negligent actions.

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen is a national law firm recognized for its representation of over 3,000 hardworking men and women who have been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma. ELSM's experience in asbestos litigation spans four decades.

 If you’ve chosen Shepard Law, you’ve made the right choice. With special expertise handling environmental torts, such major asbestos claims involving mesothelioma or lung cancer, we commit the full resources of our firm to every case we take.

For more than 35 years, Thornton Law Firm LLP has been a leader in mesothelioma and asbestos illness litigation.  We have a national reputation for persistence and success that draws clients from throughout the Northeast and across the country.

Resources for Mesothelioma Patients in Canton

Asbestos-Related News in Massachusetts

Combination Immunotherapy Treatment Looks Promising for Mesothelioma

Boston, Massachusetts - April 24, 2018

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have discovered a promising combination immunotherapy treatment for mesothelioma. Learn about the clinical trial at

Asbestos Protections Funded by EPA for New England States

Boston, Massachusetts - November 15, 2017

The EPA gave $631,000 to New England states for asbestos protection activities in school buildings. Read more at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

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Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

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Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

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