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Choosing Your Mesothelioma Treatment Should Be Based on Health, Not Age

Choosing Your Mesothelioma Treatment Should Be Based on Health, Not Age

When a patient is diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare and fatal form of cancer, there are many questions that need to be answered. The most important of these is what type of treatment protocol is most appropriate for them. The answer to this question is dependent upon many factors, including the type of mesothelioma that…

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Researchers Signal Remarkable Results from Mesothelioma Vaccine

Researchers Signal Remarkable Results from Mesothelioma Vaccine

Vaccines have proven to be a tremendous boon in the world’s fight against diseases. Polio, measles, smallpox, whooping cough – all have been virtually eradicated as a result of this technology. Scientist have long hoped to find a vaccine that would have a similar impact on cancer – mobilizing the body’s own immune system to…

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Can Drinking Tea and Red Wine Boost Mesothelioma Patient Survival?

Can Drinking Tea and Red Wine Boost Mesothelioma Patient Survival?

That’s the question that researchers from the University of Rome’s Department of Clinical Sciences and Translational Medicine set out to answer in a recent study published in the journal Nutrients. The researchers did a retrospective analysis of more than 150 previously-conducted research projects that had analyzed the impact of polyphenols — micronutrients present in tea,…

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California State Supreme Court Reinstates Mesothelioma Verdict Against Asbestos Supplier

California State Supreme Court Reinstates Mesothelioma Verdict Against Asbestos Supplier

In a ruling that gives hope to many asbestos victims, the California State Supreme Court has reversed a ruling by a lower court that would have robbed the family of a mesothelioma victim of a multi-million-dollar verdict. The case involved a warehouseman and truck driver who died of the fatal disease after he and his…

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Study Shows Only 5% of Terminally Ill Cancer Patients Understand their Limited Survival Time

Study Shows Only 5% of Terminally Ill Cancer Patients Understand their Limited Survival Time

One of the most difficult things for a person with mesothelioma to truly grasp is that their disease has no cure. Few people have even heard of this rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, and because we have heard so many inspiring stories of cancer patients beating the odds, most people have…

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Korean Researchers Determine that Common Antibiotic Impacts Mesothelioma Cell Death

Korean Researchers Determine that Common Antibiotic Impacts Mesothelioma Cell Death

Though mesothelioma has proven to be an extremely challenging type of cancer to treat, researchers from around the world are constantly looking for new and innovative approaches, and some of these efforts are yielding promising results. One of the most recent examples of this comes out of a study done by a pharmacy specialist with…

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Swedish Researchers Discover Fascinating Link Between Family History and Mesothelioma

Swedish Researchers Discover Fascinating Link Between Family History and Mesothelioma

A research study titled, “Incidence and Familiar risk of pleural mesothelioma in Sweden: a national cohort study,” was recently published in the European Respiratory Journal, and the scientists behind the work have concluded that those who have a family history of mesothelioma have a higher risk for also being diagnosed. Though there have been other…

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Asbestos fears persist in Nevada Desert

Asbestos fears persist in Nevada Desert

The highway project that is underway in Boulder City, Nevada has long been a cause for concern, and asbestos is at the heart of the issue. First scientists discovered that there was naturally-occurring asbestos in the area, and the project was shut down to allow time for further studies to be completed and a plan…

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Arizona Mesothelioma Victim’s Family Awarded $17 Million

Arizona Mesothelioma Victim’s Family Awarded $17 Million

Mesothelioma is a fatal form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. The disease has a very long latency period, which means that in most cases, the exposure happened decades earlier, usually at the victim’s job. In many cases, the affected employee is unaware of the danger that they had faced in their…

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Oregon Jury Awards $5 Million to Asbestos Victim Diagnosed with Mesothelioma

Oregon Jury Awards $5 Million to Asbestos Victim Diagnosed with Mesothelioma

Charles “Chuck” Eastridge began working at a planer mill in Philomath, Oregon back in 1969. His job made him responsible for the maintenance of the mill’s equipment, including the kilns and boilers, and that meant occasionally replacing gaskets that were contaminated with asbestos. It wasn’t until 1980, eleven years later, that he learned of asbestos’…

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