Colon Cancer and Asbestos Exposure

Colectomy is the surgical removal of a section of the colon and nearby lymph nodes affected by cancer.
Open Colectomy is a surgical procedure in which an incision is made in the abdomen to remove the diseased section of the colon.
Laparoscopic Colectomy consists of a camera, a light and instruments inserted through small holes in the abdomen in order to remove the tumor.
Usually, about ¼ to 1/3 of the colon and at least 12 lymph nodes are removed through this surgery, but that depends of the size and location of the cancer. The remaining sections of the colon are then reattached, but sometimes, in advanced cancer cases, the entire colon is removed.
Both open and laparoscopic colectomy are used to remove malign polyps that are caused by the prolonged exposure to asbestos.Visit for more information

Asbestos Landfill/Asbestos Disposal Areas in Victoria

Starting from the removal, transport, and up to the disposal, asbestos can be very harmful to both human and environment. It is important to prioritise everyone’s safety throughout the process of alleviating asbestos problems. To lessen the risk of asbestos in the community, proper disposal of asbestos should be practised whenever a removal work is done.

However, there are certain details that you should check when you needed a landfill to receive the asbestos wastes. Check if the site receiving your asbestos is authorised by the EPA to operate. If your preferred landfill is licenced by the EPA, you should call the facility to know more on the type of asbestos being accepted by the site, and if there are any rules covering the delivery of the asbestos waste.

In Victoria, there are asbestos landfills authorised by the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) to accept these asbestos wastes. To provide you further details about asbestos disposal areas in Victoria, here’s an infographic by AWARE, the leading asbestos removal company in Melbourne.