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Mesothelioma and Women: Not Just a Man’s Health Threat

When you look at the numbers, it is clear to see that cancer primarily linked to asbestos exposure, known as mesothelioma, is a male-dominated disease. That is a potential problem that needs addressing because it may lead to some women not being diagnosed early enough. Mesothelioma affects nearly four times more men than women. This is largely due to the fact that most asbestos exposure has occurred in what has been classed as traditionally male-dominated work environments, affecting mainly blue collar workers. Many of the…

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