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Glasgow Cancer Centre the first to offer procedure for asbestos related cancer

The Beatson Cancer Centre in Glasgow is the first in Scotland to begin offering a surgical procedure to end the severe pain experienced by those with an asbestos-related cancer.

Asbestos-related disease is caused by exposure to asbestos dust. Many people don’t realise they have the disease for a long time after as symptoms can take decades to develop.

There are four types of asbestos disease and the worst of them is Mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer.​

Clydebank Asbestos Group welcomes the development This new development is very much welcomed by Clydebank Asbestos Group who have first-hand experience of asbestos disease and have been campaigning to raise awareness of this disease.

Hope Robertson, the group’s secretary, has been working with the charity for a number of years and says:

“Anything that’s going to improve the life of the sufferer has got to be good. My husband died from mesothelioma so I know personally what a big help this will be and quite honestly it’s long overdue.”​

Clydebank named Asbestos capital of Europe Clydebank used to have a high amount of heavy industry in the area which used asbestos and unfortunately many people working and living in this area contracted an asbestos related disease. As a result, the area was named Asbestos Capital of Europe.

With this new development it means mesothelioma sufferers living in Clydebank and Glasgow have somewhere close by they can go to access this procedure.



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