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Mesothelioma Legal Terms

Medical Terms for Mesothelioma are provided on the following list with definitions, and explanations that are commonly used in the diagnosis, treatment options and research studies on Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers.

When you are first diagnosed with Mesothelioma you will start hearing many of these newmedical terms that are related to your Mesothelioma treatment. Some of these words can sound intimidating and hard to understand. These pages are intended to help give Mesothelioma patients and their families a better understanding and a brief overview of the most common and some uncommon terms related to the condition of Mesothelioma.

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Mesothelioma Medical Terms

A – Mesothelioma Medical Terms

Abdominal Mesothelioma

Adjuvant Chemotherapy

Advanced Cancer

AJCC Staging System

Alcohol and Mesothelioma

Alimta® Plus Cisplatin Clinical Trial

Alimta® (Mesothelioma Drug)

Alimta used in Chemotherapy

Anterior Mediastinal Mass

Anti-Cancer Drugs

Arrhythmia

Asbestos Caused Diseases

Asbestos Colon Cancer

Asbestos Diseases

Asbestos Esophageal Cancer

Asbestos Lung Cancer

Asbestos-Related Health problems

Asbestos-Related Mesothelioma

Asbestos Scarring of the Lungs

Asbestos Types

Asbestosis

Ascites (Fluid Collection)

Aspiration

Autopsy

B – Medical Terms

Benign

Blocking of ERK1 and ERK2

Biomarker

Biopsy

Biphasic Mesothelioma

Brachytherapy (Intracavitary Radiation Therapy)

Bronchi

Bronchopleural Fistula

Bronchoscopy

C – Mesothelioma Medical Terms

Cachexia

Cancer

Cancer Center

Cancer Support Groups

Carboplatin Plus Pemetrexed as First-Line Treatment – Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Carcinogen

Carcinogenic

Carcinomas in the Lung and Pleura

Cardiologist

Catheter

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy Combination of Pemetrexed and Cisplatin

Chemoresistance to Anti-Cancer Drugs

Chemotherapeutic Drug Resistance

Chest Pain

Chest Radiography

Chronic Cough

Childhood Mesothelioma

Clinical Staging

Cisplatin (Platinol)

Clinical Trial

Cold-Plasma Coagulation – Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Treatment

Combination Chemotherapy

Complementary Therapies for Mesothelioma

Complete Remission

Complete Response

Computed Tomography (CT Scan)

Chronic Pain

Crocidolite

CT Scan

Curative Treatment

Cytokines

CytologyCytoreductive Surgery

Cytotoxicity of NK Cells

D – Medical Terms

Dastanib (Anti-Cancer Drug)

DecorticationDetection of Pleural Mesothelioma

Depression

Detect Pleural Mesothelioma Early Stages

Diagnosis

Diaphragm

Doxorubicin (Anti-Cancer Drug)

Dual Drug Therapy

Dyspnea

E – Mesothelioma Medical Terms

Echocardiogram

Echocardiography

Empyema

Environmental Lung Diseases

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Enzyme-Based Treatment

Epidural Catheter

Epithelial Mesothelioma

Esophagus

Exhaled Biomarkers for Asbestos-Related Disease

Experimental Mesothelioma Drug Enters Phase 2 Trial

Experimental Mesothelioma Drug – ADI-PEG 20

External Beam RadiationExtrapleural Pneumonectomy

Extrapleural Pneumonectomy

F – Medical Terms

Fatigue

Federal Drug Administration (FDA)

Fibrosis

First-Line Mesothelioma Treatment

Four-Gene Expression Ratio Test

Front-line Mesothelioma Drug

G – Mesothelioma Medical Terms

Gemcitabine (Gemzar)

Gene Therapy

Genetically-Encoded Protein Calretinin

Genetic Test Offers Earlier Detection of Mesothelioma

Gefitinib

Grim Prognosis

H – Medical Terms

Health Maintenance Organization / HMO

Heated Chemoperfusion

Hemoptysis

Hemorrhage

Histologic Subtype for Malignant Mesothelioma

Hospice

Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy

Hyperthermic

Human Mesothelioma Cells to Doxorubicin

Human Malignant Mesothelioma (MM) Cell Lines

I – Mesothelioma Medical Terms

Icardium

Imaging

Immunohistochemistry (IHC)

Immunostaining

Immunotherapy

Immune Function

Immune Reactions

Industrial Disease

Informed Consent In Clinical Trials

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

Interferon

Interleukin

Intracavitary Chemotherapy

Intracavitary Radiation Therapy

Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy

Invasive Cancer

In Vitro Chemotherapeutic Drug Resistance

L – Medical Terms

Latency Period

Laparoscope

Larynx

Light-Based Radiation Therapy

Linear Accelerator

Lung Cancer

Lung-Sparing Therapies

Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM)

Lymphatic System

Lymphatic Vessels

Lymph Nodes

Lymphocyte

M – Mesothelioma Medical Terms

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Malignant Mesotheliomas (MM)

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Stage 1

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Stage 2

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Malignant Pericardial Mesothelioma

Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Malignant Mesothelioma

Malignant Seeding

Mediastinoscopy

Medication

Mesothelioma Causes

Mesothelioma Risk Factor

Mesothelioma Types

Mesothelioma Prognostic Factors Studied in Long-Term Survivors

Mesothelioma

Mesothelial Linings

Mesothelial Tissues Surrounding the Lungs

Mesothelin – is Expressed in Malignant Mesothelioma

Mesothelin to Treat Mesothelioma

Mesothelium – (Sac Lining the Internal Cavity)

Mesothelioma Biopsy

Mesothelioma Blood Test

Mesothelioma Brachytherapy

Mesothelioma Cancerous Tumor

Mesothelioma Cancer Prognosis

Mesothelioma Case Report

Mesothelioma Cells

Mesothelioma Cell Types

Mesothelioma Chemotherapy

Mesothelioma Chemotherapy Study

Mesothelioma Clinical Trials

Mesothelioma Cytoreductive Surgery

Mesothelioma Detection

Mesothelioma Doctors

Mesothelioma Drugs

Mesothelioma Gene Therapy

Mesothelioma Imaging Scans

Mesothelioma Immunotherapy

Mesothelioma Life Expectancy

Mesothelioma Medical Clinics

Mesothelioma Multimodality Therapy

Mesothelioma Nutrition

Mesothelioma Pain Management

Mesothelioma Palliative Procedures

Mesothelioma Photodynamic Therapy

Mesothelioma Pleural Fluid

Mesothelioma Pleurodesis

Mesothelioma Prognosis

Mesothelioma Proton Therapy

Mesothelioma Pneumonectomy

Mesothelioma Radiation

Mesothelioma Research

Mesothelioma Screening

Mesothelioma & Smoking

Mesothelioma Stage I-4

Mesothelioma Staging

Mesothelioma Studies

Mesothelioma Surgery

Mesothelioma Survival Rate

Mesothelioma Survival Time

Mesothelioma Symptoms

Mesothelioma Therapy Risks

Mesothelioma Treatment

Mesothelioma Treatment Methods

Mesothelioma Thoracentesi

Mesothelioma Tumor

Mesothelioma – Tumor Grade

Mesothelioma Types

Mesothelioma Vaccine

Mesothelioma Virus-Based Therapy

Mesothelioma & Women

Metastasis

Metastasis -Recurrence

Molecularly Targeted Therapy

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Multimodal Therapy

Multimodal Treatment

N – Medical Terms

Nausea

Necrosis

Needle Biopsy

Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

Neuropathy

NGR-hTNF in Mesothelioma

NGR-hTNF (Orphan Drug)

NF2 and Malignant Mesothelioma

Non-Cancerous Pleural Effusions

Nonepithelioid Malignant Mesothelioma

NSCLC Patients are ALK-Positive

O – Mesothelioma Medical Terms

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Oncologist

Oncology

Oncology Nursing Specialist

Ovarian Cancer and Asbestos

Onconase Responsive Genes in Human Mesothelioma Cells

OpiatesOrphan Drug

P – Medical Terms

Palliate Symptoms of Constriction

Palliative Treatment

Papillary Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Paracentesis

Parietal Pleura

Pathological Staging

Pathologist

Pathology Report

Pegylated Arginine Deiminase

Pemetrexed

Pemetrexed in Chemotherapy

Peptide

Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL)

Pericardium (Heart Sac)

Peritoneal Mesothelioma Gene Expression

Pericardial Effusion Congestive Heart Failure

Pericardium

Pericardial Mesothelioma

Pericardial Mesothelioma Can Masquerade as Pericarditis

Pericarditis

Peritoneum (Abdominal Cavity)

Peritoneoscopy

Peritoneum

Peritoneal Mesothelioma

PET Scan – (Positron Emission Tomography)

Phase II Study for Mesothelioma Treatment

Phase II trial of NGR-hTNF in mesothelioma

Phase 2 Clinical Trial of ADI-PEG 20 (Pegylated Arginine Deiminase)

Phase 2 Clinical Trial of the Drug Under the Physical Examination

Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

Platelets

Platinum-Based Chemotherapy with Cisplatin

Pleura

Pleural Cavity

Pleura Effusion

Pleural Effusions

Pleural Fluid

Pleural Mesothelioma

Pleurectomy (Decortication)

Pleuroscopy

Pleurodesis

Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

Pneumonectomy

Pneumonitis

Primary Pericardial Mesothelioma

Primary Care Doctor

Prognosis

Prognostic Study

Prognostic Factors for Malignant Mesothelioma

Protein in Malignant Mesothelioma

Protein Detection Testing Successfully Diagnoses Pleural Mesothelioma

Proteomic Assay

Proton Therapy

Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary Function Test

Pulmonary Therapy

Q – Mesothelioma Medical Terms

Quantitative Lung Perfusion Scan

R – Medical Terms

Radiotherapy

Radiation therapy

Radiologist

Radiology

Radionuclide Scan

Rare Isolated Pancreas Metastasis in Primary Pleural

Rare Variant of Malignant Mesothelioma

Radiation Oncology

Recurrence (Cancer)

Referral

Regional Recurrence

Remission

Respirator

Risk FactorRemediate Asbestos

Rofecoxib

S – Mesothelioma Medical Terms

Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma

Second Hand Exposure

Second-Line Mesothelioma Treatment

Second-Line Approach – Mesothelioma Treatment

Serpentine (Chrysotile)

Side Effects

Sirolimus Mesothelioma Treatment

Smoking and Mesothelioma

Stage 1 Mesothelioma

Stage II Mesothelioma

Stage III Mesothelioma

Stage IV Mesothelioma

Staging

Staging

Standard of Care

Standard Therapy

Stress

Supportive Care

Surgical Excision -Treatment for Pericardial Mesothelioma

Surgery

SymptomsSV40 – CSimian Virus 40)

Symptoms of Pericardial Mesothelioma

Symptoms of Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Symptoms of Pleural Mesothelioma

Synergistic Effect of Gefitinib and Rofecoxib in Mesothelioma Cells

T – Medical Terms

Talc Treatment for Pleural Effusions in Mesothelioma Patients

Tamponade

T–Cells

Terminal Mesothelioma

Testicular Mesothelioma

Thickening of the Pericardium

Thoracentesis in Mesothelioma Patients

Thoracic

Thoracotomy

Thoracoscopy

Traditional Therapies

Trachea

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) Therapy

Treatment with Cisplatin and Sirolimus

Treatment of Malignant Mesothelioma

Tumor

V – Mesothelioma Medical Terms

Visceral Pleura

Video-Assisted Surgery

Vitamin C Induces Cell Death

W – Medical Terms

Well-Differentiated Papillary Peritoneal Mesothelioma

White Blood Cells

Workup

X – Mesothelioma Medical Terms

X-Ray

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