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New Biomarker May Provide Diagnostic Alternative For Frail Patients

Japanese researchers have pointed to a set of proteins found in the lung fluid of people with malignant mesothelioma as a possible less invasive diagnostic tool for frail or elderly patients. ...
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A Cheat Sheet on the Lymphatic System

Mesothelioma patients and their families have all heard their medical providers use the term lymph nodes. Cutting through all the complex medical jargon can be difficult so understanding how lymph ...
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Cigarette Companies and Mesothelioma

Cigarettes have long been known to cause lung cancer but knowledge of its role as a cause of mesothelioma is less clear. In the pursuit of making finding a fiber that was better able to filter out the ...
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5 Myths About Asbestos

There are between 2,500 and 3,000 new mesothelioma diagnoses each year in the United States and mesothelioma’s only known cause is asbestos exposure. Because of the number of diagnoses, ...
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WorkSafeBC is Trying to Educate Contractors of Asbestos Dangers

WorkSafeBC is a Canadian government sponsored organization created to try and eliminate work place injuries, illnesses, and accidents. Their latest campaign is aimed at warning contractors and ...
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Symptoms Of Malignant Mesothelioma

There are still no sure fire methods of catching mesothelioma early but there are a few ways to improve your chances of early detection. If you know that you've been exposed to asbestos then make ...
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Ambient Asbestos Dust Risk In The City Vs. Rural Communities

Ambient asbestos particles are typically 10 times more abundant in the urban environments than in the rural setting. A report published in journal Risk Analysis concluded that the risk of mesothelioma ...
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Mesothelioma Still Impacting Workers Globally

An international study using data from the World Health Organization (WHO) recently concluded that the world’s workers are still dying from malignant mesothelioma and that the total number of ...
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Study Of Miners Shows Mesothelioma Often Goes Undiagnosed

A new study of South African miners revealed that malignant mesothelioma often escapes diagnosis. The report published in ERJ Open Research studied a total of 149 workers. Of the 149 miners studied ...
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Treating Mesothelioma with microRNAs

A microRNA is a small molecule of RNA which plays a fundamental role in the way in which genes are expressed. The link between the reduction microRNA and cancer was first established well over a ...
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New Study Confirms Mesothelioma Risk Plateau

A new study out of Italy confirmed the findings from a previous study – that mesothelioma risk plateaus around 40 years after exposure. The report, published in Occupational and Environmental ...
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New Study Reveals Differences In Mesothelioma Treatment Outcomes

A new report published in Lung Cancer uncovered some striking facts while studying 442 patients with mesothelioma. The study included the 2011 data from the National Cancer Institute’s ...
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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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