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Victims Center Urges Construction Workers and Remodelers Diagnosed With Mesothelioma To Seek Qualified Legal Counsel

While the use of asbestos in homes was significantly curtailed in the 1980s, construction workers and remodelers continued to be subjected to the deadly exposure long after that. Any time there was ...
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New Tri-Modal Treatment May Extend Mesothelioma Survival Rates

In an article in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center published promising results on a new tri-modal mesothelioma treatment with ...
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Researchers Working on a Less Invasive Diagnostic Tool for Mesothelioma

In a study published in the Biochemical and Biophysical Research Journal, researchers found promising results for a new less invasive tool in diagnosing mesothelioma. The method involves combining the ...
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Cancer Drug May Have Promising Application For Mesothelioma Patients

Despite the unfortunate fact that mesothelioma is an incurable disease, there are a greater number of patients who are living longer lives with a greater quality of life. NBC News reports that a new ...
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Veterans and Secondary Exposure

While veterans make up approximately 7% of the total population they make up about 30% of the total mesothelioma claims. The United States Government failed to warn our heroes who served of the long ...
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Excessive Platelet Count Linked To Negative Surgical Outcomes

A new study published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology has just revealed that peritoneal mesothelioma patients who produce too many blood platelets are probably not good candidates for Cytoreductive ...
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How To Check For Asbestos In Your Home

Many homes constructed before 1980 and even newer homes may contain asbestos. Common places that asbestos could be found in the house include old floor tiles, ceiling tiles, roof shingles and ...
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Asbestos Still Causing Cancer and Still Being Used

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. It was expected for mesothelioma diagnoses to start declining in 2006 however the CDC reported an inexplicable jump in mesothelioma ...
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Old Asbestos Products - Modern Dangers

Despite repeated calls from public health researchers to ban the deadly asbestos mineral, asbestos is still legally used in over a dozen products. Some of the most dangerous risks of exposure however ...
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Firefighters More At Risk For Certain Types of Cancers

For the brave heroes who serve as firefighters in Boston, the greatest danger isn’t what you think it might be. Because firefighters run into burning building while everyone else runs away you ...
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Brake Technicians Diagnosed With Mesothelioma Are Urged to Seek Qualified Legal Representation

In the early 1980s US Auto and Truck OEMs were banned from producing brake pads and brake linings because of the extreme health hazard to workers. Unfortunately even though the asbestos laced brakes ...
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The Better Biomarker for Pleural Mesothelioma Diagnosis

There are two main biomarkers which use fluid in the lungs to diagnose pleural mesothelioma. One is a protein called fibulin-3 and the other is called soluable mesothelin related peptide or SMRP. A ...
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EPA Plans to Stop Ongoing Asbestos Clean-Up

The Environmental Protection Agency has raised concerns in Montana as they plan to stop the ongoing clean-up of Montana’s contaminated asbestos sites. Montana is the home to W.R. Grace and the ...
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Mesothelioma Types and Symptoms

Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that claims the life of approximately 2,500 people every year. There are approximately 3,000 new diagnoses each year. The following are the most ...
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The Latest Mesothelioma Statistics

Knowledge always provides an extra sense of comfort for those diagnosed with mesothelioma because if nothing else it helps calm the anxiety and confusion associated with the unknown. BioMed Central ...
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New Treatment Option Shows Promise

Mesothelioma patients are limited to frustratingly few treatment options after diagnosis. The typical treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or often times a combination ...
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Telephone Triage Set-Up to Aid Veterans With Mesothelioma

The Boston Veterans Administration has instituted the telephone triage system to improve veterans’ access to specialized surgical advice and treatment strategies. Because mesothelioma ...
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Custom Rehabilitation Strategies May Be Needed Post Surgery

A new study out of the Hoyoga College of Medicine supports the conclusion mesothelioma patients who undergo pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) need customized rehabilitation strategies to improve overall ...
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Canadian Researchers Link Thickness of Mesothelioma Tumors to Survival Rates

A study out of Canada and published in the European Respiratory Journal revealed that the thickness of the mesothelioma tumor can be used to better predict survival rates. The research studied 65 ...
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Most Common Products Containing Asbestos

While asbestos was used in thousands of different products, the list compiled below contains four broad segments of common use. If you worked with one of the below products then you may be at risk for ...
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Chemical Plant Workers Diagnosed With Mesothelioma Urged to Seek Qualified Legal Representation

The compensation center has advised chemical plant workers diagnosed with mesothelioma to find qualified representation to enforce their legal rights and get the compensation they deserve. The Center ...
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Age, Gender, and Survival Rates of Mesothelioma Victims

Age: 91% of all those diagnosed with mesothelioma are 55 years or older. Latency periods of 20 to 50 years means that diagnosis of mesothelioma tends to happen later in life. If you have a job history ...
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Some Popular Tips On How To Choose An Attorney Are a Bit Misleading

The Mesothelioma Victims Center has released some tips on how to choose the right mesothelioma and unfortunately we find them somewhat misleading. 1. The lawyer can cite one example where they were ...
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Better Nutrition Linked to Better Treatment Outcomes

An article published in Clinical Lung Cancer reveals new evidence following survey data from patients with pleural mesothelioma showing that a patient's nutritional health has a significant impact ...
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Experts Say Targeted Chemotherapy is Likely to Improve Survival Periods

Mesothelioma experts tend to agree that chemotherapy is still a valuable form of treatment. The new efforts are in the ability to focus chemotherapy to smaller and smaller points. The goal is to hit ...
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