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Archive for January 2017

Study Shows Unique Ability of Mesothelioma Cells

A cancer diagnosis is never welcome news, but a diagnosis of mesothelioma is particularly disheartening. Unlike other cancers, malignant mesothelioma has proven to be particularly difficult to treat. It is resistant to traditional protocols such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy, leaving patients with a prognosis that rarely goes beyond five years and is often less than…

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New Mental Health Resources for Mesothelioma Patients

If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma then there’s a good chance that you’re experiencing a very real and overwhelming sense of depression. Being told that you have cancer is devastating, and particularly one that has such a grim prognosis. It is important that you attend to your mental health with the same level of focus…

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Montana Residents Agree to $23 Million Settlement in Asbestos Case

Whenever the topic of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma comes up, the W.R. Grace & Company vermiculite mine is eventually mentioned. The company operated the mine in Libby, Montana for decades, bringing forth the material from the ground and then processing it in Libby for insulation that was eventually distributed across the country. The vermiculite was…

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Mesothelioma Victim Wins Lawsuit Over Second-hand Asbestos Exposure

When you think of a victim of mesothelioma, you tend to think of older men who spent their lives working in industrial settings like factories, oil refineries, shipyards and construction. This is the group that was most frequently exposed to asbestos. But what few people realize is that these men were not the only victims…

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Technology Helps Prevent Mesothelioma Patients’ Needle Stick Pain

Needle sticks are a constant fact of life for any patient who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma. From the time that you first seek a diagnosis from your family doctor and seemingly every day after that, you will be asked to submit your arm to the probing and pricking of needles. In some cases these…

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African Bush May Hold Hope for Mesothelioma Patients

Cancer treatment has come a long way in the last decade, but this has not been the case for the rare and deadly form of cancer known as mesothelioma. Mesothelioma presents a bit of a dichotomy to the medical community: unlike many other forms of cancer, it is well known what causes the disease –…

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CT Scan Proves Unreliable in Diagnosing Mesothelioma

When a patient with an occupational history of asbestos exposure arrives at their physician’s office with symptoms including wheezing, relentless coughing, unexplained weight loss, and chest pain, the doctor is likely to include malignant mesothelioma in their differential diagnosis. They are likely to go through a series of steps, including prescribing antibiotics and ordering diagnostic…

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Researchers Find Mechanism That May Trigger Development of Mesothelioma

Though it has been well established that mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos, scientists have been less certain as to why – what is it about the mineral that triggers the cells of the mesothelium to mutate into malignant tumors? According to a new report, the answer may lie in an inflammatory reaction generated…

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Cashmere Bouquet Talc Accused of Causing Woman’s Mesothelioma

Though it is well known and established scientific fact that exposure to asbestos causes mesothelioma, that does not mean that proving a mesothelioma lawsuit is a straightforward matter. No matter what the circumstances, companies that exposed people to asbestos are likely to deny that their product is at fault, and this is particularly true when…

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