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Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer?  You are not alone.  We are here to help you fight these terrible diseases.  Did you know that there is 30 billion dollars available for victims of asbestos exposure?  This money can be used for medical treatment and to help provide future financial security for your family. Call Vanderhyde and Associates today.  Call Toll Free 1-866-777-2557 or fill out our online contact form below and a Lake Charles Mesothelioma Attorney will contact you as soon as possible.  This is a free no obligation consultation.  There are no legal fees unless you receive money.  Please call us now.


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Genetic Predisposition to Mesothelioma

Although the most common risk for developing the deadly cancer of mesothelioma has been said to be asbestos exposure, other risk factors have been researched in recent years. Not everyone exposed to asbestos has contracted mesothelioma. Even though 27 million workers were exposed to asbestos in the past, each year there is only a low percentage of these people who die of this cancer.

Genetics and Mesothelioma

To understand a bit about genetics, it is necessary to know that the hereditary material called DNA makes up chromosomes. Chromosomes are contained in the nucleus of cells. Sections of the chromosomes are genes. Researchers began to study genes in order to see how they related to mesothelioma, as sometimes the disease seemed to run in families and sometimes people seemed more prone to develop the cancer than others.

Not long ago, researchers did find a gene that might identify those more at risk than others in contracting malignant mesothelioma. They were trying to answer the question as to why some people got cancer when exposed to asbestos and others did not.

Research  Conducted

One study discovered a family of three siblings who were missing a gene that is known to suppress tumors. Each sibling lacked that particular chromosome structure which made them susceptible to tumor growth. They had all also been exposed to asbestos because they lived near an cement factory that used asbestos in the product. They each had an asbestos-related disease. Two of them had mesothelioma.  

Another study conducted research with two separate families with high incidences of the mesothelioma cancer. Each family member who contracted the disease had a gene that was mutated. The gene is named BAP1 and the mutation is called the BAP1 mutation. Additionally, it was found that all these family members did not suffer from mesothelioma but had other types of cancer. Some of the other cancers found in those with a BAP1 mutation were:

•    Skin cancer
•    Pancreatic cancer
•    Breast cancer
•    Ovarian cancer
•    Uveal melanoma

Continued research was done with another twenty-six individuals and it was found that 25 percent of them had the mutations of this gene.

Other Risks for Mesothelioma

Other risks for mesothelioma exist as well. There are two other genes that, when a person lacks them, are linked to an increased risk of malignant mesothelioma. These are the NAT2 and the GSTM1 genes. When both of these genes are absent, the person’s risk for cancer is sevenfold.




We will assist you in investigating the source of asbestos exposure and confirming your diagnosis.  Below is a useful resource for your area.

Job sites with known asbestos exposure:


  •     CONDEA Vista Chemical
  •     Lake Charles Chemical Plant
  •     Cit-Con Oil Corporation
  •     Louisiana Supply Company
  •     R.S. Nelson Station Powerhouse
  •     Olin Corporation
  •     Ppg Industries Inc.
  •     Cosner Biegler and Company
  •     Liquified Natural Gas Plant
  •     W.R. Grace & Company
  •     Gillis Gasoline Plant
  •     Roy S. Nelson Plant
  •     Hercules Chemical
  •     Atlantic Richland
  •     Olin Corporation
  •     Petro Oil Company
  •     Firestone Synthetic Rubber and Latex Company
  •     Pci Chemical Plant
  •     Davison Chemical
  •     Lake Charles Compress and Warehouse Company, Inc.
  •     Scottys Brick Company Inc
  •     Stevens & Company
  •     F. Miller & Sons, Inc.
  •     Continental Oil Company
  •     Southern Alkali Works
  •     Mathieson Chemical Corporation
  •     Oilquip, Inc.
  •     American Petro Chemical Corporation
  •     Gulf States Utilities Company
  •     Lyondell Chemical Plant
  •     Conoco Refinery
  •     A.B.C. Mathieson Alkali Works
  •     Columbia Southern Chemical Corporation
  •     Gulf Coast Aluminum Corporation
  •     Nelson Station
  •     Service Oil Company
  •     Defense Plant Corporation
  •     Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation
  •     Petroleum Chemicals Inc.
  •     Continental Refinery
  •     Montell Usa, Inc
  •     Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company
  •     Krause & Managan Lumber Company Ltd.
  •     Great Lake Dredge & Dock
  •     P.P.G. Industries
  •     Carbon Black
  •     Himont
  •     Olin Matieson
  •     Air Base
  •     Lake Charles Refinery
  •     Cities Service Refinery Corporation
  •     West Lake Powerhouse
  •     Lake Charles Railway Light and Water Works Company
  •     Louisiana Canal Company
  •     Willow Glen
  •     Certain Teed Products Corp
  •     Arco Chemical
  •     Citgo Petroleum
  •     Firestone Tire & Rubber
  •     Westlake Refinery
  •     City Services Refinery
  •     Tutwiler Refinery
  •     Sabine Industries, Inc.
  •     Mathieson Alkali Works, Inc.
  •     Sweetlake Land & Oil Company
  •     Citcon Refinery
  •     Industrial Insulators, Inc.
  •     Mr. Bill Buchert
  •     American International
  •     Davidson Sash & Door
  •     Petrochemical Industries, Inc.



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