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Asbestos was used for decades in construction and shipbuilding. If you or someone close to you has worked as a drywaller, pipefitter, or in the Navy, you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos fibers. Learn more >

Mesothelioma is a deadly, elusive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. We provide free resources to help you understand diagnosis, treatment, and more. Learn more >

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Where Does Cancer Come From?

Cancer begins beyond the reach of most microscopes, but its effects can be felt across the entire planet. As a cause of death, it ranks second only to heart disease in the United States, being the primary cause of a quarter of all deaths in an average year. Despite having similar origins, there are many types of cancer, each affecting particular parts of the body.

For life to exist, cells must constantly divide in two, producing new cells to replace the old ones. Every time it divides, a cell has to create new copies of its DNA: the instructions for building a cell. Unlike misspelled words in a book, however, errors in these instructions can change how our cells work. Sometimes these mutations can lead to damaged cells that reproduce out of control, damaging the normal cells around them. This is what we call cancer.

Scientists have found specific causes for certain cancers. For example, the UV rays produced by the sun can lead to skin cancer. The lung cancer mesothelioma is almost exclusively caused by inhalation of asbestos dust. Most people who develop mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos dust at work, a fact which some companies worked hard to cover up.

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The dangers of asbestos are known now, and those companies are being brought to justice. If you worked around asbestos and believe you may have developed mesothelioma, the compassionate asbestos lawyers of Williams Hart can help you find peace. To speak with an experienced attorney, contact us today at 800-781-3955 today.

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