Cynthia Noraian

Mesothelioma Afflicts Cloth Doll Makers

An April 29, 2016 article notes an Italian study that has linked cloth doll production to mesothelioma, a previously unknown risk for developing this cancer.  Click here to read the news article.  Click here to read the abstract from the Italian study.

Spring Cleaning and Indoor Air Quality

Spring means cleanup time. Whether you live in an apartment, townhouse or single-family home, an old home or a new one, there are many ways to protect and improve your indoor air quality.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has tips for improving indoor air quality to protect your health.  Click here for the EPA’s recent bulletin and helpful links…. Read more →

New Hyperlink to Meso Treatment Guidelines

The following links are permanently available to patient with mesothelioma under the “Medical Information” tab on our home page: 2-page NCCN Quick Guide™ to Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma and the more comprehensive 54-page NCCN Guidelines for Patients

Low Dose CT Scanning Does Not Cause Undo Anxiety or Distress

Lung cancer screening does not cause undue stress, according to a clinical trial conducted by researchers in the United Kingdom. The study is important because it can help shape policy decisions about implementing screening for people at high risk, as well as possibly reducing deaths caused by lung cancer.  Click here to read the study.

Post Office Workers Exposed to Asbestos

The July 2016 report from the Post Office’s Office of the Inspector General found OSHA violations in 10 of 20 post offices in the Washington, D.C. area.  Among the violations were four facilities that has cracked or chipped floor tiles containing asbestos.   Click here for the official report.

The Cost of Asbestos-Related Cancer in Canada

As Canada moves to ban asbestos, the Globe and Mail, a nationally distributed Canadian newspaper, published an article on the financial toll of asbestos related cancers.  “This first-ever estimate pegs the cost of new cases at $1.7-billion per year in Canada, and notes that is likely an under-estimate”.  Click here to read the news article.

Educational Outreach to Family Physicians Needed on LDCT Screening

There are gaps in physician knowledge concerning the guidelines for, and reimbursement of, low-dose CT (LDCT) lung screening that may apply to their patient population.  A sample of family physicians that participated in completing a questionnaire indicated that most “discussed the risks/benefits of screening with their patients in some capacity (76%); however, more than 50% reported making 1 or no… Read more →