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The Relief That Hospice Can Provide for Mesothelioma Patients

If you or a loved one have recently been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, then you’ve been thrust into a strange and frightening new world. Your schedule is filled with doctors’ appointments and treatment dates and your head is likely spinning with new terminology that you need to learn. There is so much you need to…

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As Radiation Therapy Improves, Mesothelioma Patients See More Benefits

Treating malignant mesothelioma is one of the greatest challenges that cancer doctors face. This rare and deadly form of cancer is caused by exposure to asbestos and is unique in many ways, including the fact that it takes years for the cancer to begin showing symptoms and the fact that it is notably resistant to…

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Exciting New Approach Eliminates Mesothelioma in Mice

Malignant mesothelioma is among the most challenging forms of cancer. Though scientists have exerted tremendous effort in trying to find a cure for this asbestos-related disease, their efforts have fallen flat: the tumors are notoriously resistant to chemotherapy and other treatment approaches. But now a report published in the journal Cancer Immunology Research is highlighting research…

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Mesothelioma Fears Raised by Power Plant Asbestos Exposure

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is generally considered an occupational disease. So many American workers were diagnosed with mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos on the job that companies were required to provide billions of dollars in compensation, and many were forced into bankruptcy as a result. Despite the costs in both…

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Despite Asbestos Company Arguments, NY Court Decides for Mesothelioma Victim

When a person has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and makes the decision to pursue a lawsuit against the asbestos companies responsible, they have to be prepared for a fight. Despite the fact that most companies that used asbestos in the fabrication of their products were aware of the dangers that the material posed, they still…

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How to Help Your Spouse When They've Been Diagnosed with Mesothelioma

When you got married, you said the words, “for better or worse,” but you never dreamed that one day you would be facing a mesothelioma diagnosis together. This rare and fatal form of cancer presents challenges to even the strongest couple: not only do you have to deal with the reality of a tragically short…

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Mesothelioma Research Gets Boost From Companies Collaborating

It’s not often that two different pharmaceutical companies decide to join forces in bringing a drug to market, but when it comes to treating malignant mesothelioma, exceptions are being made. According to a May 17th press release issued by pharmaceutical giant Aduro Biotech, the company will be collaborating with competitor Merck and Co. to see…

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Can Mesothelioma Be Stopped By Cutting Off Its Legs?

It sounds strange, but a team of researchers from Georgia Tech may have found a way to stop cancer cells from metastasizing by cutting off the protrusions that make them mobile, and their discovery may mean a breakthrough for those suffering from malignant mesothelioma. According to findings published in the journal PNAS, the scientists used nano rods…

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