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Blog Posts in May, 2017

Victims Center Urges Diagnosed Construction or Remodeling Workers to Seek Qualified Legal Counsel

The Victims Center is calling for construction workers and remodelers who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma to seek qualified representation. Prior to 1980 there were no bans on products ...
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Ten Mesothelioma Statistics

Mesothelioma is a preventable cancer impacting approximately 2500 to 3000 people per year in the United States. Because of the rarity of the cancer there is less information and statistical analysis ...
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Standardization Needed For Peritoneal Treatment Protocols

Peritoneal Mesothelioma which effects the lining of the abdomen rather than the lungs occurs in approximately 20% of all mesothelioma patients. The traditional treatment protocol involves ...
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High Platelet Count May Allow For Early Diagnosis

One of the worst aspects of mesothelioma is the difficulty in catching the cancer before it reaches a very late stage. The majority of mesothelioma diagnoses come once the cancer is already in a very ...
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Innovative Mesothelioma Research Treatment Receives Special FDA Status

The process of taking a treatment device or medicine from concept and research to market is a very long, arduous, and extremely expensive process. There are however special status exemptions that make ...
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Three Facts Every Veteran With Mesothelioma Should Know

#1 Veterans Are the Group Most Effected By Mesothelioma Veterans account for approximately 1/3 of all diagnoses in the United States more than any other group with asbestos exposure. Navy veterans are ...
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Soluble Mesothelin May Help Predict Treatment Outcomes

New research reported in a study published in Oncotarget concluded that a protein typically used to track and diagnose mesothelioma may be a helpful tool in predicting treatment outcomes. By tracking ...
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Research Shows Exposure to Asbestos While Young Increases Risk of Mesothelioma

While it has long been known that exposure to asbestos can develop into mesothelioma, it is less clear what causes one person who was exposed to develop the cancer while another exposed person does ...
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Mesothelioma in California

California suffers more mesothelioma deaths than any other state in the union. Between 2001 and 2010 California recorded 2,637 mesothelioma deaths. To get an idea of where this ranks compared to other ...
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Chemotherapy Treatments May Be Linked To Depression

A study from Kings College London concluded that chemotherapy doesn’t just impact the targeted malignant cancer cells but it may also attack parts of the brain which makes the patient more ...
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Blood Tests May Lead to Faster Treatment and Less Invasive Diagnosis

The biopsy is the gold standard of mesothelioma diagnosis. Blood tests however would be preferable if accuracy could be increased because the test is less invasive and could be performed more often ...
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New Report Suggests New Biomarkers For Early Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Because of the extremely long latency period of mesothelioma, diagnosis typically occurs in the advance stages of the cancer which limits the availability of both treatment options and treatment ...
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Genetic Sequencing May Allow For More Targeted Treatment Protocols

While the study did not address mesothelioma directly, a new report from Nature Medicine concluded that genetic sequencing could be used as a roadmap to develop essential targeted treatments. Each ...
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3 Myths About Mesothelioma

Myth #1 Mesothelioma Only Impacts the Elderly While it is true that the disease impacts the elderly disproportionately, this is because of the long latency period of asbestos. It typically takes ...
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IMRT May Offer Safer Way To Treat Pleural Mesothelioma

Turkish researchers from Gaza University in Ankara published a comparative study of twenty-four radiation therapy plannings in Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment, concluding that ...
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5 Facts You Should Know About Mesothelioma

1. Few Doctors Have Specialized Mesothelioma Knowledge There are few doctors who truly understand the unique complexities and challenges associated with treating mesothelioma - you need to find one. ...
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Croatian Case Study Shows Some Success With Alimta Retreatment For Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma as a whole generates approximately 3,000 new diagnoses per year which qualifies it as a very rare cancer, often called an orphan disease. Peritoneal accounts for only about 20% or 1 out ...
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Removing Certain Amino Acids From Your Diet May Slow Mesothelioma Tumor Growth

There has been volumes of research published on the link and relationship between diet and cancer. A proper diet can be used to help ameliorate certain negative side effects and even increase survival ...
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Comparing Mesothelioma Surgeries

There are two main types of mesotheliomas surgeries - extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) and pleurectomy/decortication (P/D). While thoracic surgeons remain divided on which surgery will produce the ...
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FDA Cracks Down On Alternative Cancer Treatments That Make Bogus Claims

Many mesothelioma patients find themselves using alternative treatments either as a last resort or in conjunction with their traditional care regimens. The FDA has just issued warning letters to ...
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Specialized Blood Vessel Formation May be Key to New Mesothelioma Treatments

While immunotherapy is standard treatment protocol for many mesothelioma patients there are some individuals with a specific genetic mutation that prevents the patients from receiving any benefit from ...
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Pleural Mesothelioma Linked To Doll Manufacturing

In a new study out of Italy, which included 757 pleural mesothelioma cases, researchers concluded that there is likely a link between asbestos related lung cancers and doll manufacturing. The article, ...
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