A Diary Of A Mesowarrior Living With #Mesothelioma #Asbestos – A week of the Media and Other Articles about the Launch of MNF

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Its been a crazy whirl getting ready for the Launch of my Foundation. So many phone calls and emails from people who have heard me on the Radio and TV wanting help. The numbers of Mesothelioma must be a lot higher than reported.  I feel like I’m gathering so many on to Face Book and from there I pass over all the info they need to cheer up a realise there is hope. On Oncologist has actually told a new diagnosed Patient that there is no cure (Agree) But no trials and no operations are carried out in the UK ?? I would be dead if that was correct. I despair I really do. The patient has now got details and an appointment to see if they are ok for a trial.

I have all the links or my broadcastings.

We went to Radio Kent Saturday in the dark and did a great broadcast so early in the morning. Pat Marsh is so very sweet but not in pantomime gear, He asked if he should have dressed up for me to recognise him as I have only ever seen him dressed as a woman

Click on the link it’s here on our We Page http://www.mavisnyefoundation.com/aims.html

There have been so many write ups

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As if by a fortuitous alignment of the planets, between November 21 and 28, 2017, the actions of a British campaigner, a Brazilian engineer, a Colombian Senator, an Australian physician and an Indian school teacher highlighted multiple facets of the global struggle for asbestos justice at places as diverse as the British Parliament, universities in Rio de Janeiro and Bogota, a monastery in the West Australian capital of Perth and a United Nations hearing in Geneva.
On Tuesday November 21, 2017, Mavis Nye, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2009 and is in recovery following treatment with the immunotherapy drug Keytruda, attended a meeting of the Parliamentary Asbestos Sub-Group at the House of Commons.1 During the discussions, Mavis drew attention to the discrepancy which now exists between civil court verdicts mandating that defendants cover costs for non-NHS funded treatments such as those she herself benefited from and awards made under the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS)2 which only provide a one-off lump sum payment to eligible claimants. For a person diagnosed in her late sixties, as Mavis herself was, the amount paid by the DMPS would be around £168,000, enough to pay for about two years of immunotherapy treatment, were the entire award applied to that purpose.3

As a result of Mavis’ intervention on November 21, enquiries are being made into the feasibility of amending provisions of the DMPS to address this discrepancy. Next month (December 2017), Mavis and her husband Ray are launching the Mavis Nye Foundation “to provide a hardship fund and support and financial grants to aid newly diagnosed victims of mesothelioma in the UK.”4 In an interview, Mavis said: “I was so lucky and believe I was saved from this dreadful disease for a purpose. I hope that the new foundation will enable me to help those still suffering.”
Trevor D Sterling
Partner – Moore Blatch Solicitors ;Chair Mary Seacole Trust ;Chair Mavis; Nye Foundation & Deputy Chair Headway SW London
‪Listen to the inspirational Mavis Nye who explains on Radio 4’s Today Programme how she fought back against #asbestos cancer (Mesothelioma ) and now inspires others. https://lnkd.in/gZYHQ8Z
Pls support https://lnkd.in/g5cGC4Q
as we endeavour to support asbestos sufferers, healthcare professionals & researchers.

 

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One of the people I have great respect for is Mavis Nye, the founder of Mavis Nye Foundation. She does wonderful work with her foundation and speaking engagements. With boundless energy, she has a strong commitment to educate others on the dangers of asbestos exposure. She is also a tireless advocate for Mesothelioma patients and works with associated support groups.
Mavis recently asked me, “Would GLOBAL Encasement, Inc.’s green coatings be of benefit on Brownfield properties?”
My answer: YES! Absolutely. GLOBAL Encasement, Inc.’s (GEI) Green Coatings Encasement has a worldwide proven track record for this and continues to be of benefit to all buildings, especially environmentally distressed ones.

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Read all about @Mavis Nye BCAhs, her December 7 event, and how you can help in today’s blog: “Interview with Meso Warrior, Launches New Patient Support Organization, the Mavis Nye Foundation.”

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And then a lovely email  to become an Ambassador for our company and the work we are doing to save and improve lives through clean innovation.

This will all be announced in the new year but it makes you wonder just where this journey will take me. my news stories 2

All the things we have to take for The launch is all piled together and will be packed away tomorrow ready. Paintings, cards , everyone is ready now for the fun we have made it. Its been hairy at times but we are there now except I phoned the hotel in case I had to book a parking space and she just couldn’t find my name. Ekk. I said but the do is in my name I booked right at the beginning months ago. It took about 10mins to sort and I said I’m having a heart attack she said not as bad as I am. She found it thank goodness and I was all paid up. I knew I was.

So we calm now and just enjoy it all.

 

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A Dairy Of a Mesowarrior Living With #Mesothelioma #Asbestos – A day of Radio and TV Interviews.

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Broadcasting House building in London W1.

It is the first ever purpose-built broadcast centre in the UK. It was built-in 1932 for the BBC, eight years after the corporation first came into existence.

The redevelopment of Broadcasting House was completed in 2013. For the first time all the BBC’s national and international radio, television and online journalism, including those of the World Service, are housed under one roof.

The new Broadcasting House is also the headquarters of BBC Radio and Music.

Description of BBC Broadcasting House
Broadcasting House building in London W1.

It is the first ever purpose-built broadcast centre in the UK. It was built-in 1932 for the BBC, eight years after the corporation first came into existence.

The redevelopment of Broadcasting House was completed in 2013. For the first time all the BBC’s national and international radio, television and online journalism, including those of the World Service, are housed under one roof.

The new Broadcasting House is also the headquarters of BBC Radio and Music.

The redevelopment was carried out in two phases. Phase one comprised the refurbishment of the original 1932 Grade II* listed Broadcasting House, which continues to be the home of national radio; and the construction of the new East Wing, now home to the BBC’s Arabic and Persian television services and BBC London. It was completed in 2005 and officially opened by The Queen in April 2006.

Phase two is the addition of a brand new extension to provide a spacious and modern broadcast centre with state-of-the-art technology for all BBC journalism.

New Public Spaces

A range of new public spaces were created at the heart of the new complex, opening up the building and creating dialogue between audiences/visitors and BBC staff.

In the central space between Broadcasting House and the new East wing is a wide open piazza large enough to be used as an open-air theatre, where, for instance, events could be staged under the BBC Introducing banner. Or else it could be simply a place to linger and relax in – away from the bustle of nearby Oxford Street. It complements the formal performance space of the Radio Theatre within Broadcasting House itself.

In addition, there is a new public walkway running through the centre of the site, which provides a foyer for the Radio Theatre, and which opens onto a café/bar where the public and BBC staff can mix. Along the length of the walkway and bar is a glass-fronted window which provides a unique view into the BBC Newsroom.

The News Hub

At the heart of the building is the newsroom, a column-free space, surrounded by technical areas and day-lit by the eight-storey high atria above. About twice the size of the largest floor available in Television Centre, this is one of the largest live newsrooms in the world.

At any one time, over ten million people across the UK are watching or listening to output from the new Broadcasting House, and every week at least 150 million people worldwide will tune into the BBC World Service networks.

The new development was financed by a public-private partnership involving a special bond – so no licence fee monies were used for the construction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the heart of the building is the newsroom, a column-free space, surrounded by technical areas and day-lit by the eight-storey high atria above. About twice the size of the largest floor available in Television Centre, this is one of the largest live newsrooms in the world.

At any one time, over ten million people across the UK are watching or listening to output from the new Broadcasting House, and every week at least 150 million people worldwide will tune into the BBC World Service networks.

Top architects, designers and artists were involved in shaping the new Broadcasting House, in order to create a truly inspirational workplace for the organisation that aims to be the most creative in the world. Throughout 2011, the BBC’s technology team was installing and testing the digital technology needed to produce the TV, radio and online output from the new building.

The new development was financed by a public-private partnership involving a special bond – so no licence fee monies were used for the construction.

So this is where we travelled today at 4.30.They sent a car and the driver phoned to say he was here. We grabbed our coats and went outside and yes sure enough he was right outside.

We sailed through empty roads and even empty London it was amazing so we needn’t have worried about being late in fact we were 2 hour’s early. This had meant we had a great view all to ourselves up Reagent street and saw the Christmas Lights. I was disappointed that the tree wasn’t up in Trafalgar Square.

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Regent street

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Bond Street

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Covent Garden

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This little man was sitting there

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I found the Loo !!

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Looking down to the News Rooms

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The Studio –it was all very interesting and many people came in did a 5 min interval and left. MP’s A man talking about his babies still birth. an old actor that I have seen on telly and I’m wracking my brains who he is. I will ask.

So Peter Szlosarek arrived but he had missed the slot so we had to wait  until 9 when the show finished and we went to another studio to record for Thursday.

We giggled all the through but it was a good take and everyone is pleased with it.

We said our goodbyes and came home in a car again. The driver knew nothing about DIY or Asbestos in Schools, the poor fellow did by the time I got out of the car he! he!!

It was a more hectic journey as the streets were very full.

On the way home BBC South East rang to ask if they could interview me so I said when we arrive home

So we have carried out another interview with a lovely man who filmed me and also filmed my Foundation web site. This goes out tonight at 6.30 and later tonight  after the 10pm news.

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Peter has emailed that he did  the Tunbridge wells BBC interview- Team Work !!

End of an exciting day

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Diary of a Mesowarrior Spodden Valley ‘Greyfield’ asbestos discussed at Westminster and I was there to witness and take part #mesothelioma #asbestos

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Spodden Valley asbestos issues were discussed in the corridors of power in Westminster this week.

Tuesday’s All-Party asbestos subcommittee heard from Graham Dring, Chairman of the UK Asbestos Victim Support Group Forum. He expressed concern about ongoing issues of environmental exposure to asbestos from the former Turner Brothers Asbestos (TBA) site.

Ongoing controversy continues about the Spodden Valley site with local people saying they have many unanswered questions about the asbestos testing techniques used by Rochdale Council and the landowners of the 70-acre site.

The subcommittee was asked to look into the relationship of both the public and private sector with responsibilities for planning, remediation and public safety relating to asbestos contaminated land.

Mr Dring says: “There is case for considering some ‘brownfield’ sites as especially hazardous. Perhaps creating a new classification, such as ‘greyfield’, is more appropriate to ensure such contaminated land is treated with the upmost respect. Standard testing and remediation techniques for complex asbestos sites may not be safe enough.

“We are concerned that local people and former asbestos workers have not had their concerns heeded. It is as if historical facts about the TBA site are an inconvenient truth that some want to see swept under the carpet.”

Hilda Palmer of the Greater Manchester Hazards Centre added: “The Chancellor announced in the Budget that the Homes & Communities Agency is to be rebranded as ‘Homes England’.
It is ironic that the new name omits ‘community’ the very people whose lungs are on the front line if grossly contaminated sites are improperly remediated.

“It is essential that there is transparency and accountability between those responsible for enforcing regulations designed to keep the public safe and those that they are supposed to be protecting.

“There is a danger of a closed ‘club’ of corporate lobbyists dominating land regeneration policy with cash-strapped bodies such as the HSE, Environment Agency and Local Authorities lacking the power and resources to put people before short-term profit.

“Toxic and blighted ‘greyfield’ sites such as TBA in the Spodden Valley could serve urban communities safely as ‘green lungs’ of amenity space.”

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Planning Permission for 84 Homes

https://www.wigantoday.net/news/planning-permission-granted-for-84-new-homes-1-8846402

Councillor  Fred Walker said: “Reluctantly I am going to support this. I am never completely comfortable converting industrial land to housing land. I don’t want this to become the norm.”

New study links environmental exposure to asbestos with increased risk of mesothelioma

http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/113076/new-study-links-environmental-exposure-to-asbestos-with-increased-risk-of-mesothelioma

The Save Spodden Valley campaign group is calling attention to an important scientific study that has just been released linking environmental exposure to asbestos with an increased risk of mesothelioma, a fatal cancer caused by exposure to the mineral.

The study by Binazzi et al. was published in the Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, and found “an excess of mesothelioma incidence confirmed in sites with a known past history of direct use of asbestos.”
It concluded asbestos pollution is a risk for people living in polluted areas, due to not only occupational exposure in industrial settings with direct use of asbestos, but also the presence of asbestos in the environment.

Rochdale was once home to the largest asbestos factory in the world and the continued risk of cancer from asbestos contamination at the former Turner Brothers site in Spodden Valley remains a major concern for local residents. For over 13 years, the Save Spodden Valley campaign group has been working to secure a safe future for the controversial site.

In 1924, the factory was the scene of the UK’s first recorded death from asbestos exposure after worker Nellie Kershaw from Rochdale, died aged 33 of pulmonary asbestosis, a chronic disease that inflames and scars lung tissue.

Asbestos has since been linked to ‘in excess of 2,000 deaths’ from mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer each year in the UK, according to the Health and Safety Executive. Symptoms take many years, even decades, to appear after originally being exposed to the microscopic fibres. There is no cure.
Jason Addy, of Save Spodden Valley, commented: “The Italian study gives clear findings that there is a measurable risk from environmental exposure to asbestos from old production sites.

“It is surprising that given the international importance of the Spodden Valley asbestos site – as one of the world’s first, largest and longest asbestos factory site’s in continuous production – that there has been no longitudinal study of historic health and mortality.

“A cynic may suggest that those who could have pushed for such information have preferred to have such inconvenient facts buried, along with the tens of thousands of tonnes of asbestos.”

He continued: “There are a number of statistical factors that have obscured the collection of such data regarding the former TBA site in the Spodden Valley. Historically, the TBA workforce has been transient. Many newly-settled migrants – including Welsh and Irish during the 1930s depression, and war workers often relocated due to city bombing and essential war work during World War Two, plus Italian prisoners of war – once worked at the factory for relatively short periods of time.

“Later came those who were displaced from eastern Europe from the 1940s and after the Hungarian Uprising of 1956. The 1960s then saw migration from the Indian subcontinent.

“To add to complicated migration patterns, many immigrants who, after being exposed to asbestos, then left Rochdale to find a new life in places as far afield as Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. In addition, there has been a considerable change over the decades in the local population moving to other places within the UK.

“However, somebody who may have received causative exposure from TBA in the 1960s or 70s may now be presenting with cancer in another part of the country. Even closer afield, if someone dies of an asbestos disease in a hospital or care home outside of their Rochdale family home then the inquest and statistics will record the location of the asbestos related illness at the actual place of death.”

“All of these factors make it exceedingly difficult to give a full picture of historic asbestos exposure from TBA and the resulting illnesses and deaths caused decades later,” Mr Addy concluded.
Rochdale Online News Archives

There are over 250 articles dating back to 2005 relating to the former asbestos factory site and the Save Spodden Valley campaign in the Rochdale Online news archives.

 

A Diary of a Mesowarrior Living with #Mesothelioma #Asbestos — The All Party Parliamentary Group Asbestos Sub Committee – Brown Sites, Research,Diffuse Mesothelioma Payments Scheme

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Yesterday was a trip to London to the Houses of Parliament and easy journey

We arrived in plenty of time and would you believe it the queue to get through security was just Ray and I. Its never been like that so everyone dived on us to get us through. Coat of and in a tray, bag in another no belt to take off, that is the part Ray hates as his trousers start to fall down.

Then I walk through the scanner and it didn’t bleep this time.

I waited for my things to slowly go through well pleased I tided my handbag and pockets out before hand.

We had a coffee and met up with 2 more members of the Asbestos Sub Committee. Then up the staircase in the main hall main hall

Straight in to room 10 where all the committee was arriving.

We discussed points that was need to be raised in the main meeting in room 18 later.

Brown field sites cause such a problem with asbestos appearing in the soil.

Although the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) have published strict guidelines for the removal of asbestos, historically this was not the case. Even when the guidelines are adhered to, there is always the risk that asbestos is missed prior to building demolition, or improperly disposed of. Buildings demolished prior to the establishment of the Control of Asbestos Regulations are at particularly high risk of contaminating the ground around them.
If a building is demolished while asbestos is present, the asbestos materials may contaminate the ground. While it is undisturbed, the risk to the general public and those working on the site is low. However, once the ground is broken during construction, the fibres will become airborne and at this stage it becomes likely that anyone working on or around the site might be exposed to the asbestos fibres.

https://www.designingbuildings.co.uk/wiki/The_risk_of_asbestos_on_brownfield_sites

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Professor Sir Anthony Newman Taylor is currently the Chairman of the Independent Medical Expert Group (IMEG) of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS). He is Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI), Imperial College London and is currently Head of Research and Development at NHLI, a Trustee of the Rayne Foundation, Chairman of the Colt Foundation and a Non-Executive Director of Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

He gave us a report of the National Mesothelioma Centre. The scale of the problem
The UK has the highest incidence of mesothelioma in the world. This aggressive form of cancer results in 2,500 deaths a year in the UK, and it is estimated that there will be 60,000 to 75,000 new cases by 2050. Mesothelioma is so prevalent in the UK in part due to the use of asbestos not being reduced earlier and our legacy of a large shipbuilding industry. In many cases spouses and children of those exposed to asbestos have developed the cancer through transfer of fibres on workers’ clothing. Asbestos exposure has put servicemen and women in the armed forces at particular risk. Asbestos exposure has an equally high risk of causing lung cancer, leading to a further 2,500 deaths each year. Lung cancer itself is the major cause of cancer death in the UK.

The Centre will benefit from:
A Bioinformatics Unit for handling and interpreting the complex genomic data will underpin this research.
Models of disease and eventually high-throughput screens for new drugs developed by the The Institute for Cancer Research (ICR) and NHLI
An early Phase Clinical Trials Unit that will match intensive provide chemo and biological therapies designed by Dr Sanjay Popat and Professor Dean Fennel (University of Leicester) and ICR/ The Royal Marsden.
Being part of a national network of a much wider range of clinical and research activities that are already active in the UK.
Patient and public engagement through existing clinical and patient networks including Mesothelioma UK and the June Hancock Trust. As well as regular meetings with patient interest groups and public lectures.
International engagement, in recognition of the fact that mesothelioma and lung cancers are problems that affect tens of thousands of people beyond the UK and that effective basic research into cancer has to be ambitious, involving hundreds or even thousands of patients. This is accomplished by multidisciplinary research through the collaborative programs with contributions from leaders and experts in several fields with access to the latest high technologies and data analysis platforms. Fostering data sharing, short and medium-term exchange of the best and brightest young research scientists, and raising international funding for ambitious joint genomic research.
Early diagnosis through state-of the CT and MRI imaging at The Royal Brompton and the Royal Marsden Hospitals and a novel program of research developed around diagnosis from the small specimens that are typically yielded by bronchoscopic and fine-needle biopsies. Successful application of the technology will allow repeated biopsies to follow the consequences of therapy and to amend treatment accordingly.

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I was beginning to see where my Foundation will lean-to help out with raising money for research you just don’t realise what is going on until you sit in on these meetings.

Then there was an update on Diffuse Mesothelioma Payments Scheme. They have paid out 99 million pound so far—– Just ponder on that for a while, it’s a huge sum but that means a huge amount of mesothelioma sufferers.

But Because they are now finding more companies Insurers it means the government  have been able to recover 21 million back. so that went down well.

We need a equalization of the 79/2008 Scheme   payments for in-life and posthumous claims which isn’t fair for the widows of widowers.

Then the Veteran’s have no posthumous claims which is totally unfair.

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A Report on the Forums court case against Cape was next but that is ongoing.

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Then it was any other business where I was able to talk then.  I was able to raise a question  for the Mesowarriors over the defuse payment -Warriors cant claim for private drugs so the gap widens

My name was used in a test case as I have had good results.

So as we have won the test case to claim extra payment if needed  for the dear drugs private only if you cant get on a trial and if you can sue a company,

My Point was received very favourably I suggested they set up a fund, that we that couldn’t claim, could tap into if we couldn’t get on a trial as these drugs are so dear. I said it would actually save the NHS money. Looking good.

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This is Room 18 where we just put all the same points forward and that was it we all left to go home.

When we got to Victoria there were crowds waiting for the train as everything was delayed due to signalling problems. We had just missed our train and it turned out that our Ramsgate trains were running. We got in one on time but we had to travel so slow and also be detoured on a loop line.

We had a family with us. A young couple with a little girl and a baby boy who was long after his bed time.

They fed him and he was so sick.  so his mum stripped him and wrapped him in a blanket.

We had a great chat about bringing up children and the problems of finding a house etc etc the time soon went.

We were right by the toilet and the door kept shutting and opening as people went in there much to the amusement of the little girl.

They got off and it went so quiet, We did get home 9.45pm

 

A round up of this weeks News #asbestos #mesothelioma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asbestos Used in Textiles

Raw asbestos can be spun and woven into garments and material fabrics. This is in view of its own small and fibrous nature that also makes them tough enough to resist high temperatures, fires, and materials that are detrimental.
Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean that they’re indestructible- they may be cut or ripped. The fire resistant quality of asbestos has really made it an ideal material to utilize in protective clothing, for instance, protective jackets for firefighters as well as the mitts and aprons worn by foundry workers.
Weaving asbestos strands alongside other fibers enhanced the tensile strength of material products.
In spite of the truth that the utilization of asbestos in cloths may be dated back to 2500 B.C, it wasn’t until the late 1800s that it was mass produced in the US.
Among the very first businesses to make asbestos substances was Johns Manville, which began the year working on it 1884.

As the interest in asbestos products accelerated – and with it being woven using exactly the same technique some fabric plants that have been constructed to process cotton were changed over throughout the early 1900s to asbestos processing plants.
Different grades of asbestos fibrils of were blended in a fiber blender according to information on the proposed product. The filaments are subsequently made into a fiber mat.
The mat layered and is pressed to form an arrangement of fiber mats. The lap is then used to create thin threads known as roving. At this step, other fibrils like rayon or cotton could be comprised. The roving is spun further to form a yarn.
The yarn is which can make thread. The thread can now be processed into the various different goods such as clothing, rope, wicking or even tape.
In the organization, the Carolinas were especially instrumental in the usa. There have been enormous deposits of naturally occurring asbestos in both the South as well as the North, and plants were built up in preceding cotton factories close to the mines.
One such plant was the Southern Asbestos Manufacturing Company plant in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 1920, the firm purchased a cotton processing plant and altered it over into an asbestos plant that produced yarn and fabric. In only two years, the business’s gains multiplied.
Because asbestos is poisonous, the use of asbestos in making garments and fabric declined. Presently, a wide array of fire resistant materials are utilized in the manufacture of protective garments and fabrics.
While folks in this very day and age are looking for safe asbestos removal Central Coast for their dwellings and commercial buildings – than throwing out a coat, a little more challenging.
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Mesothelioma from asbestos exposures: Epidemiologic patterns and impact in the United States
Richard A. Lemen
Pages 250-265 | Published online: 05 Oct 2016

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Mesothelioma, a rare tumor, is highly correlated with asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma, similar to all asbestos-related diseases, is dose/intensity dependent to some degree, and studies showed the risk of mesothelioma rises with cumulative exposures. Multiple processes occur in an individual before mesothelioma occurs. The impact of mesothelioma in the United States has been continuous over the last half century, claiming between 2,000 and 3,000 lives each year. Mesothelioma is a preventable tumor that is more frequently reported as associated with asbestos exposure among men than women. However, the rate of asbestos-associated mesothelioma is on the rise among women due to better investigation into their histories of asbestos exposure. It is of interest that investigators detected asbestos-associated cases of mesothelioma in women from nonoccupational sources—that is, bystander, incidental, or take-home exposures. It is postulated that asbestos-associated mesotheliomas, in both men and women, are likely underreported. However, with the implementation of the most recent ICD-10 coding system, the correlation of mesothelioma with asbestos exposure is expected to rise to approximately 80% in the United States. This study examined the demographic and etiological nature of asbestos-related mesothelioma.
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Richard Lemen is a retired former Assistant Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service and Deputy Director and Acting Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. He also serves as a Presidential Appointee to the United States Presidential Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health, 2009–present.

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Loved the prefab but they were full of Asbestos

The Wake Green Road prefabs in Moseley, Birmingham, still stand proud more than 70 years since they were built as a temporary solution to Britain’s postwar housing problems. Between 1944 and 1949, more than 156,000 two bedroom temporary bungalows rose across the UK under the Temporary Housing Programme. More than 4,000 were in Birmingham: although they have been well loved by the people who lived in them, most have been pulled down. All the bungalows had a minimum 635 sq ft floor space and were assembled from prebuilt panels attached to prefabricated wood or metal frames. The Wake Green Road houses are the Phoenix type – detached, three-bay, steel-framed and clad in corrugated asbestos sheeting with metal windows. All prefabs came with a central service unit of a prefabricated kitchen built onto a bathroom and indoor lavatory with central service pipes and a coal fire and back boiler to fuel hot water and a hot air central heating system. The kitchens contained the latest labour-saving equipment and were luxurious for the time. The Birmingham prefabs were listed Grade II in 1998 as “an unusual surviving example”. Birmingham Conservation Trust, the Twentieth Century Society in the West Midlands and the Prefab Museum are working on the Prefabulous project to conserve the bungalows, several of which are empty and in poor repair. Lou Robson, October 2016

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The number of incidents of asbestos fly-tipping in Wales hit a 10-year high last year, new figures have shown.
In 2016-2017, 270 cases of asbestos fly-tipping were recorded, up from 172 the year before – a 57% increase.
Merthyr Tydfil had the highest overall fly-tipping rate with one incident for every 30 people, compared to one incident for every 735 in Wrexham.
Natural Resources Wales said it was “vital people are aware of their responsibilities”.
Fly-tipping hit its highest rate since 2010-11 with people mainly dumping waste along highways or on footpaths, often amounts that would fill a car boot or a small van.
Rebecca Favager, NRW’s waste manager said: “Understanding and complying with the duty of care is key to stopping waste getting into the hands of illegal waste operators and can result in public money being saved, less damage to the environment and protection for operators who do comply with the law.”
Removing illegally dumped waste costs smaller councils tens of thousands of pounds, with the cost rising to hundreds of thousands in larger cities.

Parenchymal asbestosis due to primary asbestos
exposure among ship-breaking workers: report of the
first cases fromBangladesh

Workers weld a wrecked part of a ship at a ship-breaking yard in Chittagong August 19, 2009. Bangladesh is dependent on shipbreaking for its domestic steel requirements. The Chittagong shipbreaking yard is a highly polluted coastal belt of 20 km. The number of accidents and casualties at the yard is believed to be the highest in the region, according to environmental organizations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We report for the first time asbestosis among ship-breaking workers of Sitakunda in Bangladesh who were exposed to asbestos during ship-based and beach-based operations for at least 10 years. Asbestosis was present among 35% of workers. Years of work (>20) and forced vital capacity (<80% of predicted) were significantly associated with the disease. Currently, global ship-breaking operations are mainly concentrated in the Indian subcontinent, and Bangladesh has the majority share. Ninety per cent of domestic steel is produced in the ship-breaking operations in Bangladesh and is an important contributor to the economy. It also gives employment to more than 100 000 people. It is imperative to medically check up all the workers for benign and malignant diseases causally related to asbestos among these vulnerable population of workers.CASE PRESENTATIONA 45-year-old worker was seen at the clinic with complaints of grade 2 dyspnoea. His family was from North Bangladesh and has been working in the shipyards of Sitakunda, Bangladesh, for 22 years. He had worked in ship-based cutting opera-tions and beach-based operations. He gave a history of exposure to asbestos in both the jobs. He lived in a small shed made from materials procured from the ship close to the place of work. He was a non-smoker. He gave no history of chronic bronchitis or taking bronchodilators. His medical history and family history were not significant. On clinical examination, he had no clubbing and vital signs were normal. On deep inspiration, rhonchi could be elicited on auscultation. Rest of the clin-ical examination was normal. His basal pulse oxim-etry and exercise pulse oximetry were normal. Pulmonary function tests revealed that his forced vital capacity (FVC) was 76% and forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) was 75% as expected for his age and height. Chest PA X-ray revealed reticular opacities of type signs and symptoms (s/s) with a profusion of 1/1 as per International Labour Orga-nization (ILO) classification. A diagnosis of asbes-tosis was made.MethodsThe data were collected during two diagnostic medical check-up camps for asbestosis, of 4 days each between July 2016 and January 2017, organised by Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation (OSHE), a non-governmental organisation. OSHE, established in 2006, is involved in improving the working conditions of garment workers, recording of occu-pational injuries and accidents, and interacting with all stakeholders related to workers’ occupa-tional health and safety. It has also been working for improvement of workplace safety in the ship-breaking industry at Chittagong.1Doctors visited the workplace and observed asbestos exposure during both ship-based and beach-based operations. Documentation of asbestos exposure was done by photographing, using a small mobile camera (figure 1). Workers were contacted by OSHE through a worker representative and explained the aim of the medical check-ups, which was to diagnose lung disease causally related to asbestos exposure. Workers with 10 ye ars or more of exposure to asbestos, who had worked mainly as cutters and fitters in ship-based opera-tions and who were willing to come for the medical check-up were selected. The medical check-up was done without the knowledge of the owners to avoid adverse repercussions to the workers. Data were recorded in a dedicated pneumoconiosis ques-tionnaire as done previously.2 The questionnaire has detailed occupational exposure history, symp-toms of chronic lung disease and relevant history. Clubbing and presence of end-expiratory rales and rhonchi were recorded. Pulmonary function test was done using the Hygeia spirometer, and FEV1 and FVC were recorded. Predicted values of FEV1 and FVC were calculated as explained before in a similar study of asbestos-exposed workers in India.2 X-ray chest PA view was taken and read as per ILO guidelines. Pulse oximetry, basal and post exer-cise, was recorded. The data were entered in MS Excel, and χ2 test was done to test statistical signifi-cance. P<0.05 was considered significant.DiagnosisAsbestosis was diagnosed if it satisfied the following criteria:1. History of exposure for 10 years or more.2. ILO X-ray reading shows reticular opacities (s, t, u) with a profusion greater than 1/1.ResultsThe results were tabulated (table 1 and figures 2 and 3). Ninety-nine workers came for CASE REPORT

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/320858307_Parenchymal_asbestosis_due_to_primary_asbestos_exposure_among_ship-breaking_workers_report_of_the_first_cases_from_Bangladesh

 

 

 

 

Evaluation of the presence of asbestos in cosmetic talcum products

Abstract
Talc has been used for over a century in a variety of cosmetic products. While pure cosmetic talc (free of asbestos) is not considered a risk factor for mesothelioma, it has been recently suggested that inhalation of cosmetic talc containing trace levels of asbestos is a risk factor for mesothelioma. Bulk analyses of cosmetic talcum products were performed in the 1960s and 1970s, however, the analytical methods used at that time were incapable of determining whether asbestos minerals were present in the asbestiform versus non-asbestiform habit. The distinction between these two mineral habits is critical, as non-asbestiform amphibole minerals do not present an asbestos-related cancer risk via inhalation. As such, we evaluated six historical talcum powders using modern-era analytical methods to determine if asbestos is present, and if so, to identify the mineral habit (asbestiform versus non-asbestiform) of the asbestos. Based on their labels, the products were produced by four manufacturers and sold between 1940 and 1977. The products were analyzed in duplicate by two laboratories using standard protocols. Laboratory A analyzed samples using X-ray diffraction (XRD) and polarized light microscopy (PLM), and Laboratory B analyzed samples using PLM and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) with energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) and selected area electron diffraction (SAED). No asbestiform minerals were found in any of the products. Nonetheless, even if some historical cosmetic talcum products contained trace amounts (≤0.1%) of asbestiform minerals, any resulting asbestos exposure would be expected to be exceedingly low, and comparable to exposures from breathing ambient air.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08958378.2017.1392656

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cancer death for Moreton-in-Marsh man caused by asbestos creates confusion We Mesowarriors are worried by the fact this will not be recorded as a mesothelioma death.

MYSTERY surrounds the death of an 85 year old retired painter and decorator who could not recall ever coming into contact with asbestos but died from a cancer caused by the deadly mineral.
Thomas Williams from The Dormers, The Folly, in Moreton in Marsh, died from malignant mesothelioma – a lung cancer for which the only known cause is asbestos exposure.
It usually affects people who worked with the substance decades before they started to develop symptoms.
Gloucester Coroner’s Court heard today that Mr Williams died after suffering a cardio respiratory arrest at his home on July 5 this year.

He had been diagnosed with Malignant Mesothelioma last June after suffering breathlessness on exertion. In May of this year his condition deteriorated and he became increasingly frail, later moving into palliative care.
A post mortem confirmed the diagnosis and the presence of asbestos related pleural plaques with over 31,000 fibres per gram of dry lung tissue, 13,636 of them coated. The inquest heard these were levels consistent with asbestos exposure.
Unable to give an industrial related disease conclusion without specific work history confirming asbestos exposure, Assistant Coroner, Caroline Saunders recorded a narrative conclusion that read, “Mr Williams died of natural causes contributed to by asbestos.
“Although he worked in an occupation normally linked to asbestos exposure he cannot recall any specific occasions he was exposed but died from the effects of asbestos.”

It’s not a decision that we like.

This unfortunate mesowarrior was exposed to a significant amount of asbestos. He had pleural plaques which means he had occupational or para occupational exposure. It just seems that he could not remember exactly where, which is not surprising or unusual, especially since he was 85 and it could have been decades ago.

The coroner has given a  verdict that it was natural causes rather than industrial disease.

That is what worries us as just because he could not remember the exposure it does not mean that he was not exposed. No one can prove that now.
We have fought long and hard for this sort of ruling to be squashed. We need to keep the figures right and this man has died from exposure to asbestos causing mesothelioma  http://www.cotswoldjournal.co.uk/news/15660394.Cancer_death_for_Moreton_in_Marsh_man_caused_by_asbestos_creates_confusion/?ref=fbshr


 

 

 

 

So many Write ups of my story

MCP Environmental and Pragmatic Consulting Ltd are supporting
Mavis Nye BCAh and the Mavis Nye Foundation by donating to the charity for every candidate booked on an asbestos awareness course. https://goo.gl/P4UrtG #Charity 

Mesothelioma Warrior and lifelong Mesothelioma champion Mavis Nye established the Mavis Nye Foundation after been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, following numerous treatments The asbestos awareness training ensures HSE compliance for all employees working with or with the potential for asbestos exposure through the interactive asbestos awareness training. MCP and Pragmatic Consulting will donate 50p each for every candidate booked on an asbestos awareness course raising funds for the Mavis Nye Foundation. Mavis undertook the MK3475-28  trial and is now in remission.

L-R: MCP – Managing Director, Andy Stubbs, Pragmatic Consulting – Managing Director, Jo Niblett and MCP – Civils Operations Manager, Stuart Parker.
Mavis Nye said: “I am delighted to gain the support of MCP Environmental and Pragmatic Consulting through the donations made from every asbestos awareness training course. All funds raised will play a critical part in supporting patients with care, treatment and financially.”
Pragmatic Consulting – Managing Director, Jo Niblett said: “I am honoured to call Mavis an inspiration and a friend and hope the donations made through awareness training will make a real difference to the foundation. Our collaboration with MCP Environmental Sees Pragmatic consulting lead the way with an extensive CITB Construction Skills Award Site Safety Plus courses with the addition of Asbestos Awareness Training which invaluable.”
MCP Environmental – Managing Director, Andy Stubbs: “MCP Environmental wanted help raise awareness of Mesothelioma and the great of work Mavis Nye through the foundation. It is all too common to discover the real risks asbestos poses through accidental exposure. Managed correctly through asbestos surveys, comprehensive asbestos register and regular refresher courses the risks can be dramatically reduced.”
Find out more at:
http://www.mavisnyefoundation.com/
To book an Asbestos Awareness Course or to discuss in further detail please contact: training@pragmatic-consulting.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kazan Law wrote a great Blog

Mavis Nye One of Few People in the World in Recovery from Mesothelioma
November 15, 2017
Kazan Law Founding, Senior and Managing Partner Steven Kazan with Mavis Nye UK mesothelioma survivor and activist.
A mesothelioma diagnosis is often thought to be a death sentence. While the mortality rate from mesothelioma is still depressingly high, a few long-term survivors give hope that better treatments and maybe even a cure for mesothelioma are around the corner. Mavis Nye is one of these rare survivors.
Mavis Nye was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2009, when she was in her late 60s. When she first came in for testing, the fluid pressing on her lungs took her breath away and made it hard for her to walk more than a few feet at a time. Doctors drained seven liters of fluid (almost two gallons) from her lungs. She was so ill when she was first diagnosed, that her doctors gave her just a few months to live.
Mavis Nye doesn’t take bad news lying down. A native of the county of Kent, England, south of London, she opted for aggressive chemotherapy treatment despite her poor prognosis.
This was the first success for Mavis Nye. She signed up for any drug trial she could. Nothing worked. Eventually, chemotherapy stopped working too. By then, Mavis had made it four years beyond her terminal mesothelioma diagnosis, and that was a victory in itself.
At the end of her options, she squeaked into a small clinical trial for the mesothelioma immunotherapy drug Keytruda. For two years, she received a drug infusion every two weeks.
The other two participants in the Keytruda trial succumbed to mesothelioma. Mavis Nye survived – and thrived. After just a few treatments, her tumors started to shrink. At the end of the mesothelioma clinical trial, she was in full remission. That’s a condition that few mesothelioma patients are ever lucky enough to achieve. After a year without treatment, her mesothelioma has not come back. At age 76, Mavis Nye has her life back.
Mavis Nye: Remission After Mesothelioma Immunotherapy
The chief executive of the British Lung Foundation has recognized Mavis Nye as one of only a few people to be in remission from mesothelioma. She went into remission after chemotherapy no longer worked to keep her cancer from progressing and she was able to try mesothelioma immunotherapy.
Chemotherapy drugs work by directly attacking and killing cancer cells. For some types of cancer, chemotherapy can be quite effective at stopping malignant growths. Mesothelioma chemotherapy slows the spread or metastasis of the cancer, thus giving patients longer survival times. Traditional chemotherapy hasn’t been able to shrink mesothelioma tumors, however.
Immunotherapy drugs work indirectly. Rather than attacking the cancer cells head on, they target very specific actions and reactions of your immune system, at the cellular level. Mesothelioma immunotherapy drugs are like tiny keys that lock the doors that cancer uses to grow and spread. These are the pathways that allow malignant cells to avoid the normal rules that govern other cells in our bodies and frees them from the immune response that would otherwise eradicate them.
Keytruda is the brand name for the mesothelioma immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab. It is one of the class of immunotherapy drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors. It blocks the PD-L1 pathway, which is a back door that cancer cells use to avoid programmed death, which is a natural part of the life cycle of all cells. With that pathway blocked, your immune system’s T cells suddenly recognize the cancer cells as harmful invaders and start killing them. The killing ability of these T cells is stronger and more targeted than any chemotherapy drug.
Keytruda is one of the early immunotherapy success stories. It has shown positive results for several types of cancers, including mesothelioma.
There is a caveat with mesothelioma immunotherapy, however. Remember the other two patients in the Keytruda drug trial with Mavis Nye who didn’t survive? Each immunotherapy drug focuses on one of the ways that cancer hides from your immune system. Every tumor is different. Matching the right immunotherapy treatment for a particular patient’s tumor is the next challenge in mesothelioma treatment.
Mavis Nye was lucky: her mesothelioma tumor was very responsive to treatment with Keytruda. The fact that this type of immunotherapy works for some mesothelioma patients points scientists in the right direction to develop more and better mesothelioma immunotherapy drugs and better diagnostic tools.
How Did Mavis Nye Get Mesothelioma?
Mavis Nye has been married to her husband, Ray, for over 50 years. They met when they were both teenagers. He was working as an apprentice at the Royal Naval Dockyard in Chatham, where he later got a job.
After Mavis and Ray married, he would come home covered in dust from the shipyard. She shook out his work clothes and washed them. She brushed the dust from his hair.
No one ever told Ray Nye that the dust at the shipyard contained dangerous asbestos fibers. No one ever suggested that he or the other workers should wear protective clothing. Ray was lucky not to develop mesothelioma. He feels terrible that he brought home the toxic mineral that made his wife sick. If he had known the risks, surely, he would have taken precautions.
Mavis Nye is not alone. There have been numerous cases where women developed mesothelioma because of asbestos exposure from their husbands’ work clothes.
Mavis Nye: Birth of a #Mesowarrior
After her mesothelioma diagnosis, Mavis Nye didn’t just fight hard for her own survival. Even while she was still in treatment, she started working to raise mesothelioma awareness.
Today Mavis Nye spends much of her time speaking about the dangers of asbestos exposure. She is particularly concerned about the risks to children: around 80 percent of the school buildings in Great Britain contain asbestos.
Although corporations and public health officials have known about the dangers of asbestos exposure for 100 years, the death toll from mesothelioma continues to rise. Mavis Nye wants to turn that around. She speaks to physicians, researchers, members of the British Parliament and many others.
Mavis Nye has a name for herself (and a hashtag): #mesowarrior. She plans to fight mesothelioma with every breath she takes.
The Mavis Nye Foundation: Living and Giving Back
Mavis Nye does more than public education. She has joined and formed mesothelioma patient support groups. She is a patient representative for Britain’s National Health Service (NHS). She and Ray started the Mavis Nye Foundation to help other mesothelioma patients receive the kind of life-extending treatment she did.
While her story is inspiring, it’s important to remember that there still is no known cure for mesothelioma. Mavis Nye lives with the knowledge that her cancer could come back at any time. Even more reason for this indomitable spirit to spend every day living life to the fullest and giving her all to other mesothelioma patients.

https://rayandmave.wordpress.com/2017/11/16/a-diary-of-a-mesowarrior-who-lives-with-mesothelioma-asbestos-a-trip-to-sherlock-holmes-baker-street-a-very-good-write-up-of-my-journey-so-far-by-kasan-law/

 

A Diary Of A #Mesowarrior who lives with #Mesothelioma #Asbestos. – A trip to Sherlock Holmes Baker Street/ A very good write up of my journey so far by Kasan Law

sherlock

Yesterday saw us having to go off to London again, much to the amusement of the lady in the ticket office at the station. She loves to know where I’m going and what I’m doing.

So was amused that I was going to London to help in a market research for a drug company. They wanted to hear my story as a Mesothelioma Patient.

It was in Baker Street. Yes the famous Baker Street as featured in the stories of Sherlock Holmes. There is a Museum there but we didn’t have time to go in.

The Interview was carried out in front of a two way mirror as they are not allowed to meet the patient. I found this scary but I needn’t have worried. and we had soon finished and could leave.

Then funny enough I have woken up today to a great article in the Mesothelioma Circle in the USA publishing a very actuate story of my Journey. Very well written so thank you Steven Kazan Law Founding, Senior and Managing Partner

I do approve  We  have kept in touch right through my journey as I became friends with his amazing sister Laurie Kazan Allen who has worked tirelessly as Coordinator of the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat and publisher/editor of the British Asbestos Newsletter England met up at iMIG 2016. ibasecretariat.org

Mavis and Karson allen

Mavis Nye One of Few People in the World in Recovery from Mesothelioma
November 15, 2017

Kazan Law Founding, Senior and Managing Partner Steven Kazan with Mavis Nye UK mesothelioma survivor and activist.
A mesothelioma diagnosis is often thought to be a death sentence. While the mortality rate from mesothelioma is still depressingly high, a few long-term survivors give hope that better treatments and maybe even a cure for mesothelioma are around the corner. Mavis Nye is one of these rare survivors.
Mavis Nye was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2009, when she was in her late 60s. When she first came in for testing, the fluid pressing on her lungs took her breath away and made it hard for her to walk more than a few feet at a time. Doctors drained seven liters of fluid (almost two gallons) from her lungs. She was so ill when she was first diagnosed, that her doctors gave her just a few months to live.
Mavis Nye doesn’t take bad news lying down. A native of the county of Kent, England, south of London, she opted for aggressive chemotherapy treatment despite her poor prognosis.
This was the first success for Mavis Nye. She signed up for any drug trial she could. Nothing worked. Eventually, chemotherapy stopped working too. By then, Mavis had made it four years beyond her terminal mesothelioma diagnosis, and that was a victory in itself.
At the end of her options, she squeaked into a small clinical trial for the mesothelioma immunotherapy drug Keytruda. For two years, she received a drug infusion every two weeks.
The other two participants in the Keytruda trial succumbed to mesothelioma. Mavis Nye survived – and thrived. After just a few treatments, her tumors started to shrink. At the end of the mesothelioma clinical trial, she was in full remission. That’s a condition that few mesothelioma patients are ever lucky enough to achieve. After a year without treatment, her mesothelioma has not come back. At age 76, Mavis Nye has her life back.
Mavis Nye: Remission After Mesothelioma Immunotherapy
The chief executive of the British Lung Foundation has recognized Mavis Nye as one of only a few people to be in remission from mesothelioma. She went into remission after chemotherapy no longer worked to keep her cancer from progressing and she was able to try mesothelioma immunotherapy.
Chemotherapy drugs work by directly attacking and killing cancer cells. For some types of cancer, chemotherapy can be quite effective at stopping malignant growths. Mesothelioma chemotherapy slows the spread or metastasis of the cancer, thus giving patients longer survival times. Traditional chemotherapy hasn’t been able to shrink mesothelioma tumors, however.
Immunotherapy drugs work indirectly. Rather than attacking the cancer cells head on, they target very specific actions and reactions of your immune system, at the cellular level. Mesothelioma immunotherapy drugs are like tiny keys that lock the doors that cancer uses to grow and spread. These are the pathways that allow malignant cells to avoid the normal rules that govern other cells in our bodies and frees them from the immune response that would otherwise eradicate them.
Keytruda is the brand name for the mesothelioma immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab. It is one of the class of immunotherapy drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors. It blocks the PD-L1 pathway, which is a back door that cancer cells use to avoid programmed death, which is a natural part of the life cycle of all cells. With that pathway blocked, your immune system’s T cells suddenly recognize the cancer cells as harmful invaders and start killing them. The killing ability of these T cells is stronger and more targeted than any chemotherapy drug.
Keytruda is one of the early immunotherapy success stories. It has shown positive results for several types of cancers, including mesothelioma.
There is a caveat with mesothelioma immunotherapy, however. Remember the other two patients in the Keytruda drug trial with Mavis Nye who didn’t survive? Each immunotherapy drug focuses on one of the ways that cancer hides from your immune system. Every tumor is different. Matching the right immunotherapy treatment for a particular patient’s tumor is the next challenge in mesothelioma treatment.
Mavis Nye was lucky: her mesothelioma tumor was very responsive to treatment with Keytruda. The fact that this type of immunotherapy works for some mesothelioma patients points scientists in the right direction to develop more and better mesothelioma immunotherapy drugs and better diagnostic tools.
How Did Mavis Nye Get Mesothelioma?
Mavis Nye has been married to her husband, Ray, for over 50 years. They met when they were both teenagers. He was working as an apprentice at the Royal Naval Dockyard in Chatham, where he later got a job.
After Mavis and Ray married, he would come home covered in dust from the shipyard. She shook out his work clothes and washed them. She brushed the dust from his hair.
No one ever told Ray Nye that the dust at the shipyard contained dangerous asbestos fibers. No one ever suggested that he or the other workers should wear protective clothing. Ray was lucky not to develop mesothelioma. He feels terrible that he brought home the toxic mineral that made his wife sick. If he had known the risks, surely, he would have taken precautions.
Mavis Nye is not alone. There have been numerous cases where women developed mesothelioma because of asbestos exposure from their husbands’ work clothes.
Mavis Nye: Birth of a #Mesowarrior
After her mesothelioma diagnosis, Mavis Nye didn’t just fight hard for her own survival. Even while she was still in treatment, she started working to raise mesothelioma awareness.
Today Mavis Nye spends much of her time speaking about the dangers of asbestos exposure. She is particularly concerned about the risks to children: around 80 percent of the school buildings in Great Britain contain asbestos.
Although corporations and public health officials have known about the dangers of asbestos exposure for 100 years, the death toll from mesothelioma continues to rise. Mavis Nye wants to turn that around. She speaks to physicians, researchers, members of the British Parliament and many others.
Mavis Nye has a name for herself (and a hashtag): #mesowarrior. She plans to fight mesothelioma with every breath she takes.
The Mavis Nye Foundation: Living and Giving Back
Mavis Nye does more than public education. She has joined and formed mesothelioma patient support groups. She is a patient representative for Britain’s National Health Service (NHS). She and Ray started the Mavis Nye Foundation to help other mesothelioma patients receive the kind of life-extending treatment she did.
While her story is inspiring, it’s important to remember that there still is no known cure for mesothelioma. Mavis Nye lives with the knowledge that her cancer could come back at any time. Even more reason for this indomitable spirit to spend every day living life to the fullest and giving her all to other mesothelioma patients.

Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood is a nationwide Mesothelioma Plaintiff Firm specializing in asbestos litigation. Oakland, CA

kazanlaw.com

https://www.mesotheliomacircle.org/mavis-nye-one-of-few-people-in-the-world-in-recovery-from-mesothelioma/

 

 

 

An Extra Blog As Promised To Show #Asbestos as I have never seen it before at Brunel University #mesothelioma

I visited Brunel University In Uxbridge to meet ‘Dr Ashley Hawkin and the team and watched a demonstration of the process of analysing and counting Asbestos fibres with an atomic spectro microscope.Using this technic you can prove the presence of absence of Asbestos contaminate that can not be seen using the usual equipment.

There was a great image on the screen DSCF0477

We looked at asbestos fibres that they were saying were 0.07 of a micron all so very scientific.

Then a tour of the whole building.DSCF0474

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Ashley is so proud of his work and he has allowed me to share some of the photos  which is so kind of him.brunel 1

Crocidolite 1sq mm of fibres

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Crocidolite  Bundle

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Crocidolite harsh fibre Bundle

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Amosite Fibrous Mass

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Amosite Splitting

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Amosite Individual Fibre

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Crocidolite bundle green twig split

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Crocidolite needle like bundle

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Crocidolite  real world sample

brunel 10Crocidolite x 400 Mag (PLM Magnification difficult to see

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crocidolite  x 4,000 Mag SEM  mg Easy to see. I hope you are enthralled as much as I was