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New Report Confirms Patients Live Longer With Trimodal Therapy

A recently wrapped up ten year study has concluded that trimodal therapy increases survival rates for mesothelioma patients. The report, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, studied 6,645 ...
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Mesothelioma Facts And Statistics

The statistics only show a sliver of the total devastation that mesothelioma has caused good people and their families. Data is always helps to remove the cloak of uncertainty that accompanies a ...
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Medical Thoracoscopy Deemed Safe And Valuable For Mesothelioma Patients

Following the study of 833 malignant mesothelioma patients, Chinese researchers published a report of their findings in BMC Pulmonary Medicine. The conclusion was that the thoracoscopy is safe and ...
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Radiotherapy For Lymphoma May Be A Mesothelioma Risk Factor

A new large population, four decade study published in Cancer Causes and Control reports that people who had lymphoma and were treated with radiotherapy suffered a higher risk of mesothelioma. The ...
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Common Mesothelioma Diet Related Issues and Solutions

Problem #1: Loss of Appetite Try eating a large meal when you feel up to it no matter what time it is. Calorie rich liquid diets sometimes make it easier to consume more Try eating several smaller ...
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New Drug Creates Hope For Slowing Aggressive Mesothelioma

Sarcomatoid is the least common form of mesothelioma, however it is typically the most aggressive of the three mesothelioma types. Prognosis for sarcomatoid is usually poor because treatment is very ...
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Hopeful News For Peritoneal Mesothelioma Drug, Apitolisib

Peritoneal is a rarer form of mesothelioma accounting for about 20% of the total diagnoses of the asbestos caused cancer. It starts on the membrane that surround the abdominal organs and can quickly ...
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Study Dashes Hopes That Tremelimumab May Extend Survival Rates

A report published in The Lancet Oncology had sobering news for the drug Tremelimumab, a drug that had produced high hopes that it could extend survival rates for those diagnosed with mesothelioma. ...
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Important Questions For Mesothelioma Patients to Ask

A mesothelioma diagnosis is a very overwhelming experience. Because mesothelioma impacts approximately 2500 to 3000 new people each year it is termed an orphan disease. Orphan diseases tend to suffer ...
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Bone Health Drug Shows Promise in Slowing Tumor Growth

A new peer reviewed report published by the Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Medicine at University of Alabama shows that the bone health drug zoledronic acid may be able to inhibit ...
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Mesothelioma Patients Are Urged to Seek Proper Treatment For Depression

Being diagnosed with mesothelioma can bring about a flood of mixed emotions. One of the unfortunately common conditions that accompanies living with cancer is depression. Depression can appear at any ...
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Five Facts You Should Know About Mesothelioma

The only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral known for its heat resistant properties. Asbestos was used in thousands of different products despite ...
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Five Troubling Asbestos Facts and Statistics About Asbestos

While technically an orphan disease asbestos has claimed far too many lives unnecessarily because of its deliberate use despite the knowledge of its fatal effects. Below are five facts you may not yet ...
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Measles Virus Shows Promise As A Mesothelioma Treatment

Researchers from the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic published a new report in OncoTarget studying the use of the measles virus as a treatment for mesothelioma. The researchers’ data ...
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English Woman Diagnosed With Mesothelioma From Washing Clothes

The U.K.’s Eastern Daily Press wrote an article about a woman named Kathleen Carnegie who passed away in June from mesothelioma. Kathleen never worked around asbestos products herself however ...
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Death Toll From 9/11 Attacks Could Add Millions to The Death Toll

The true fallout of the 9/11 terrorist attacks may not manifest for another few decades. When the towers fell that fateful day a deluge of asbestos fibers were disturbed and blanketed a large portion ...
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Study Confirms That Asbestos Fibers Don't Decrease Over Time

Mesothelioma has one of the longest latency periods of any other disease. It typically takes anywhere from 10 to 50 years for symptoms to manifest. A new study out of Germany, published in the ...
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Osteoporosis Drug Tested For Mesothelioma Application

Zoledronic acid is rated as one of the safest and most effective medicines by the World Health Organization. The osteoporosis drug also makes it on the WHO’s List of Essential Medicines. In a ...
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New Research Provides Hope For Preventing Metastasis

The biggest challenge for oncologists and researchers is metastasis or the spread of cancerous cells. The National Cancer Society claims that’s 90% of cancer related deaths are in fact due to ...
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Compound in Cruciferous Vegetables May Help Improve the Impact of Cisplatin

Cruciferous vegetables which are known to conatin many cancer fighting compounds are cool weather vegetables and have flowers that have four petals so that they resemble a cross. Examples of ...
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New Senate Health Bill Could Have Drastic Impact on Mesothelioma Care Costs

The senate is preparing to vote on a new health bill to replace the current version of the Affordable Healthcare Act. Of particular concern for mesothelioma patients are the provisions regarding ...
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Scientists Aim to Deactivate Tumor Protecting Proteins

A cell surface protein called PD-L1 cloaks cancerous tumors from the immune system. It is estimated that approximately 40% of all malignant mesothelioma patients overexpress the PD-L1 protein – ...
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Why Asbestos Still Continues To Claim Lives

An article coming out of the UK, published in the Eastern Daily Press is helping to raise awareness of the fact that Asbestos still remains a danger to this day. Like in the United States, asbestos ...
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Study Finds That Mesothelioma Exposure Continues to Increase 40 Years After Exposure

Polish researchers published a report congruent with the findings of several other studies – the risk of contracting mesothelioma continues to increase even 40 years after a person’s last ...
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Mesothelioma Cancer Staging System

The TNM staging system is the medical standard used in the United States as well as in the international community. The system is updated every 6-10 years to make sure to account for advances in ...
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