We have had clients who had been given a clean bill of health but only several years later, they were faced were faced with a serious diagnosis. This is why regular check-ups and monitoring are important if you have a history of exposure to asbestos.
New York (PRWEB) October 15, 2014
The Long Island law firm of Rudolph F. X. Migliore, P.C. announces that veterans could be at an increased risk of lung cancer from exposure to asbestos during World War II, the Korean War of the Vietnam War. Working many years in a field that involves being exposed to asbestos could put you at high risk for developing lung problems, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, pleural thickening and asbestosis. It is especially important that veterans get tested now, as recent studies are investigating more effective treatment methods. New studies suggest that using gene markers may be effective in using targeted therapies to treat the disease.*
Many veterans who served in the military were also affected by asbestos, especially navy veterans. According to an article titled “U.S. Military Occupations and Asbestos Exposure” some occupations that could of been exposed to asbestos- navy veterans, Boatswain’s Mate, Boiler Technician, Damage Controlman, Electrician’s Mate, Fire Control Technician, Gunner’s Mate, Hull Maintenance Technician, Machinery Repairman, Machinist’s Mate, Metalsmith, Pipefitter, Radioman, Seabee, Welder, Aviation Machinist’s Mate, Molder, Steelworker, Storekeeper, and Water Tender (Asbestos.com, 2014). Former naval seaman are among the highest percentage of diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Other recent studies and research have focused on targeting mesothelioma stem cells and destroying the cancer at its core**. High asbestos exposure can cause mesothelioma as well as several forms of lung cancer and other diseases. Attorney Rudolph Migliore states, "We are hopeful that these studies will, in the future, make a difference in the fight against Mesothelioma. We have had clients who had been given a clean bill of health but only several years later, they were faced were faced with a serious diagnosis. This is why regular check-ups and vigilant monitoring are important if you have a history of exposure to asbestos."
In the spring of 1998, the firm began accepting asbestos, mesothelioma and lung cancer-related cases. Rudolph Migliore has worked with veterans for many years and is still investigating cases on asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.
*See PD-L1 a possible immunotherapy target in mesothelioma (Oncology Nurse Advisor, October 14, 2014)
**See "Verastem Publishes Scientific Data on Targeting Mesothelioma Cancer Stem Cells in Science Translational Medicine- Study Demonstrates Increased Efficacy of FAK Inhibition in Pre-clinical Models of Merlin-negative Mesothelioma (May 27, 2014).