Asbestos Toxicology

There is some understanding of the etioloy, but the basis for mesothelioma formation is unknown. Asbestos is inert in natural rock form. For it to be hazardous, it must be turned into fine flakes of dust that can be inhaled. So there is a risk in mining, milling, and abatement activities with friability. Respirators make… Continue reading Asbestos Toxicology

Get medical advice

Individuals that experience symptoms associated with occupational diseases should seek medical advice as soon as they notice symptoms. The sooner these types of diseases are diagnosed and treated the better the prognosis is for patients. There are doctors who specialize in occupational medicine but they are very rare. Of the 800,000 physicians in the United… Continue reading Get medical advice

Common Occupational Lung and Respiratory Diseases Defined

Exposure to workplace irritants can lead to a vast array of diseases. These diseases may last only as long as the exposure continues or may be chronic conditions that last a lifetime. Certain lung and respiratory illnesses that are caused by occupational exposure to chemicals, dangerous fibers or other substances can cause fatal diseases that… Continue reading Common Occupational Lung and Respiratory Diseases Defined

Statistics

In the United States occupational lung disease is the number one cause of on-the-job illness. This disease tops the list both in frequency and severity yet is, in almost every case, preventable. Over 20 percent of men worldwide have been exposed to some type of dangerous occupational irritant that may cause cancer and 5 to… Continue reading Statistics

Occupational diseases

Occupational diseases are those illnesses that occur due to exposure to irritants in the workplace. Occupational illnesses may occur instantaneously due to exposure to toxic chemicals or fumes or may take years to develop due to long-term exposure. Many individuals today are faced with respiratory disease such as adult asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)… Continue reading Occupational diseases

How to Manage Late Effects of Chemotherapy Drugs

Once a cancer patient’s treatments have ended, there is still a chance that he or she can experience side effects. Some side effects can continue after treatment or surface months or years after treatment. There is not a lot of concrete information that is known about cancer treatment side effects, but they can vary by… Continue reading How to Manage Late Effects of Chemotherapy Drugs

Constipation

Chemotherapy drug treatment can cause a patient to experience constipation, or the uncomfortable passage of hard, dry stools that are infrequent. Some symptoms include bloating, cramping, increased gas and pain. About 50 percent of cancer patients experience constipation. Other side effects can occur from this condition such as decreased appetite and nausea. Drugs That Cause… Continue reading Constipation

Pain

It has been shown that almost 90 percent of cancer patients suffer some type of pain during or after cancer treatments. Fifty percent of patients suffer some sort of chronic pain. Cause of Pain Chemotherapy drug treatments can cause different types of pain such as, acute pain that comes on and lasts a short period… Continue reading Pain