Mesothelioma

Biomarkers May Provide Hope for Early Detection of Mesothelioma
Early cancer detection is a very important strategy for effective treatment. The earlier a cancer is found, the greater the treatment options. Often with cancer that is discovered late, treatment options are limited and the cancer is so widespread that...
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Women at Risk for Mesothelioma From Second-Hand Exposure
A report from Ireland discussing mesothelioma cancer in woman, points out the global reach of this disease. The most disturbing finding of the study from the National Cancer Registry, was that wives of men who worked in asbestos-using industries are...
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Swiss study on trimodal therapy for mesothelioma
A study out of Switzerland looked the long-term survival of mesothelioma patients who received trimodal therapy and concluded the procedure had mixed results. The patients given trimodal therapy did significantly better in the short-term than those in the palliative care...
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9/26: National Mesothelioma Awareness Day
In 2010, Congress established September 26 as National Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The day was established to make the public aware of the disease and its deadly consequences. More awareness should result in an increased effort to find effective treatments and...
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9/11 First Responders Now Covered for Mesothelioma
In December 2010, Congress approved the Zadroga Act, which is designed to assist those who have become sick related to their work at the World Trade Center on 9/11. A $4.3 billion fund was established to assist the first responders...
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Is Early Detection of Mesothelioma Effective?
Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer caused primarily by exposure to asbestos. It manifests itself from 10 to 50 years after exposure. The disease invades the membrane around the heart, abdominal cavity or lungs. Approximately 3,000 people are diagnosed...
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Doctors to Use Measles Virus to Treat Mesothelioma Patients
California residents with mesothelioma concerns will welcome the news that researchers have made headway in the treatment of the disease, and the promise comes from a source you may not expect. The Mayo Clinic is set to conduct the first...
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