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Archive for July 2013

Getting Home Care for Mesothelioma Patients

When you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, your first response is likely to focus on fighting and winning the battle against the disease. But as the realities of your diagnosis and prognosis set in, you eventually need to start making plans for when you won’t be able to care for yourself.…

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Longer Survival Possible for Mesothelioma Patients

Though the generally-accepted prognosis and survival rate for mesothelioma victims is approximately one to two years after the diagnosis of their disease, new medical and scientific advances are offering hope for longer survival rates. A recently published report in the European Journal of Cancer has indicated that following a specific treatment of aggressive surgery followed…

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FDA Approves New Cancer Medicine

Afatinib, a new medication that has been raising hopes for those suffering from late-stage lung cancer, has recently been granted approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and this is good news for patients suffering from mesothelioma as well. The drug, which is sold under the brand name Gilotrif, blocks the activity on a…

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Insulators Raise Funds for Mesothelioma Research

Mesothelioma victims can come from all walks of life and all occupations – they include firefighters and homemakers, hairdressers and plumbers. But there are certain professions that have been profoundly affected and highest on that list are any professionals that work with insulation. Because insulation has traditionally been made from asbestos, insulators that have worked…

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New Mesothelioma Drug Treatment Showing Promise

Plos One, an online publication that offers access to peer-reviewed scientific information, recently released some promising results from a study conducted in Stockholm, Sweden, looking into the effectiveness of a variety of mesothelioma medications. The study looked at a total of six different medications, some of which have long been in use while others have…

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Smithsonian Institution Facing Issues with Asbestos

The Smithsonian Institution is the largest museum in the world, and is considered the prime repository of America’s national treasures. Located in Washington, D. C. and founded in the middle of the 19th century, the museum is home to over 137 million items, ranging from dresses worn by first ladies to the ruby red slippers…

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