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    Living With Cancer: Asbestos and mesothelioma — understanding the connection

a medical illustration of mesothelioma

Asbestos and mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is an aggressive and deadly form of cancer. Treatments are available, but a cure is not possible for many people with mesothelioma. Asbestos is the primary risk factor for mesothelioma. Reducing your exposure to asbestos — directly and secondhand — may lower your risk of mesothelioma. Learn more about the connection between asbestos and mesothelioma.

Flaxeed and prostate cancer risk
There is limited evidence to support the idea that taking flaxseed might lower your risk of prostate cancer. Some studies have suggested that flaxseed may positively affect the prostate. Other studies have shown no positive effects. Learn more from Dr. Erik Castle, a Mayo Clinic urologist.

Genetic testing to estimate breast and ovarian cancer risk
Genetic testing to estimate breast and ovarian cancer risk may prompt many emotional and psychological reactions, both for yourself and your loved ones. Is it the right choice for you? Here are some things to consider.