Mesothelioma is a particularly aggressive form of cancer which usually carries a grim prognosis. Almost uniformly, treatment outcomes depend on how early on in the patient is diagnosed with the disease. Early diagnosis equates to longer survival rates and an increased quality of life during those years. The problem is that an early diagnosis is next to impossible ascertain because there are no reliable early diagnostic indicators of mesothelioma.
Researchers at UCLA may have found a way around the invasive biopsy to allow for early diagnosis. The tool they have created is call CancerLocator and it is a computer driven test that can detect both the existence of cancer and the type of cancer from a single blood test. Tests thus far have been successful in detecting early stage cancers. More test will be needed to ensure the reliability of the machine driven tool but we remain hopeful that it will aide in providing patients’ the option to receive more effective treatments, leading to longer and more productive lives.
The Paul Law Firm advocates for victims of asbestos-related diseases. If you or a loved one is suffering from mesothelioma, call the Paul Law Firm. With over 2.5 billion dollars collected for victims of asbestos exposure, we have the knowledge and the experience to fight for you. We also understand that fighting doesn’t just happen in the courtroom. It also happens in a lab where we are fighting for a cure. Check out the Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America here.
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