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Pedalling for Maggie's Cancer Care Centres

Pedal power keeps fairy lights on for cancer care centres

18th Dec 18 4:25 PM

Our rag-tag team have cycled electricity generating bikes for 12 hours non-stop to keep the Christmas tree lights on for cancer care centres, Maggie’s Merseyside and Maggie’s Swansea. The team from the National Asbestos Helpline and Birchall Blackburn Law pulled up their lycra shorts and pulled on their Santa hats...

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NHS Wales aims to speed up cancer diagnosis, helping those suffering with asbestos-related cancers

23rd Nov 18 8:30 AM

In an effort to speed up diagnoses and improve survival rates, Wales will become the first nation in the UK to introduce new single waiting time targets for cancer patients, potentially helping those suffering with asbestos lung cancer and mesothelioma. Waiting times for cancer treatments for patients will start as...

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How can I stay well this winter with an asbestos-related lung disease?

21st Nov 18 8:30 AM

The nights are quickly drawing in, the wind is picking up and winter coats are being taken out of hibernation. Every year at the National Asbestos Helpline, we get lots of people asking us about the cold weather and how it might affect them. We know first-hand that it can...

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How many stages of mesothelioma are there?

14th Nov 18 7:30 AM

Mesothelioma, a cancer caused predominantly by asbestos exposure, is not usually diagnosed until its later stages when symptoms start to present themselves. The stages of mesothelioma tumours are used to describe how far the cancer has spread and grown from where it first developed. This spread is known as metastasis...

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How long does it take to develop an asbestos-related disease?

12th Nov 18 7:30 AM

Asbestos-related diseases, such as asbestosis, mesothelioma and pleural thickening, develop after being exposed to and inhaling asbestos dust and fibres. Development can take many years after initial exposure, with the time between known as the latency period. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used in a wide...

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