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Archive for May 2017

New Study Confirms Complete Tumor Removal Best for Mesothelioma Patients

Whether you are a recently-diagnosed mesothelioma patient or their family member, you probably turned to the internet immediately after diagnosis in order to learn as much as you could about the disease and its treatment. Unfortunately, going online reveals that mesothelioma is a condition for which there seems to be no good treatment answer:: patients…

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Can Diet Impact Mesothelioma Survival?

Can eating less sugar have an impact on mesothelioma survival? It’s far from certain, but a new study out of the University of Texas at Dallas has found that many cancer cells thrive on the sweet stuff, and rely upon it for their energy. Though the preliminary reports are looking specifically at the impact on…

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Veterans With Mesothelioma Can Choose Care Outside of the VA System

As we mark Memorial Day 2017, it’s a good time to remind those veterans who have been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma that the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 provides them with the ability to access specialized mesothelioma care and facilities outside of the VA system. The law, which was extended by President…

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Appeals Court Increases Damages Awarded to Mesothelioma Victim

When a person is diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, they have to make a number of crucial decisions, including whether or not to pursue a mesothelioma lawsuit, file a claim with an asbestos bankruptcy trust, or leave their legal issues for their surviving family members to pursue after they’re gone. Those who do pursue legal action may…

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High Platelet Count May Provide Earlier Diagnosis of Mesothelioma

One of the most frustrating and challenging aspects of mesothelioma, the rare and fatal form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, is the fact that its diagnosis comes so late in the disease’s progression: researchers have long searched for an early clue to the presence of the disease that might allow treatment to begin…

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Can Hypnosis Help Mesothelioma Patients?

There are so many ways that mesothelioma devastates its victims: faced with the stark reality of having little time left to them, they also have to deal with economic uncertainty, pain, loss of appetite, nausea from treatment, and more. Each of these individual issues has its own resources, but hypnosis is a strategy that has…

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Mesothelioma and Social Security Disability Insurance

A diagnosis of mesothelioma gives rise to so many sudden changes. In addition to dealing with the reality of the situation and the grief of your family and friends, there are medical appointments that need to be kept. There are also actions that need to be taken to ensure that you’re able to get compensation from…

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Innovative Mesothelioma Therapy Receives Special FDA Approval

When it comes to bringing drugs and medical devices to market, pharmaceutical companies have to jump through a lot of hoops. There are layers upon layers of clinical trials and testing that need to be done before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration provides its approval. But when it comes to rare and difficult diseases, there…

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Younger Exposure to Asbestos Increases Mesothelioma Risk

It has long been known that exposure to asbestos puts an individual at risk for mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly form of cancer that has no known cure and which generally strikes its victims several decades after they have worked with the carcinogenic material. Though there is a great deal that has been…

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