What is pediatric mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that typically affects adults. However, it is also diagnosed in a small number of children in Illinois and across the United States each year. Here are some of the characteristics of pediatric mesothelioma. In adults, mesothelioma is most...

Mesothelioma risk in welders

Welding in Illinois and throughout the country involves working around intense heat using a rod often coated with asbestos. The coating is supposed to keep the rod from getting damaged by fire. However, the asbestos coating can lead to mesothelioma in workers....

Mesothelioma, its types and its symptoms

Though the use of asbestos has been curbed here in the U.S., Illinois residents may be living or working where there are old building materials containing this mineral. Auto mechanics can be exposed to it, too, since it is still used in brake pads and lining, among...

Risk factors for developing mesothelioma

Each year in Illinois, a number of people are diagnosed with mesothelioma. This rare type of cancer is caused by asbestos exposure, and most people who contract it are exposed to high levels of asbestos at their jobs. Understanding the risk factors for mesothelioma...

New drug shows promise for mesothelioma

A new medication has shown to be safe for mesothelioma patients in advanced stages. This could give patients more treatment options in Illinois. Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a cancer that develops in the membranes of the lungs. Patients typically live 12 months...