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Industrial Talc Mesothelioma Case Settles for Undisclosed Amount

While all eyes have been on the the state of New Jersey, where a 46-year-old banker was awarded $117 million after accusing consumer giant Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based powder of causing his mesothelioma, another talc mesothelioma case was quietly settled while the jury was deliberating. Though the amount that was given to Robert Lord remains…

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What Mesothelioma Victims Need to Know About Clinical Trials

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, you may think that clinical trials are only for those who have already undergone multiple traditional treatment approaches that have failed. But according to researchers at some of the nation’s top-rated cancer centers, that’s not the case at all. Patients are welcome to…

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Tips for Mesothelioma Patients Facing “Chemo Brain”

When a person is diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, whether pleural or peritoneal, they are generally offered several options for treatment. The most common approach taken by experienced mesothelioma doctors is a multi modality course of treatment that includes surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Though this has proven to be effective, the combination also involves significant…

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Mesothelioma and Your Mental Health

Everyday life is challenging all by itself, but when a mesothelioma diagnosis is delivered, it turns stress into trauma. In addition to suffering physically, the patient also falls prey to a change in their mental health.  Sadness, anger and hopelessness can quickly mutate into clinical depression, and mental health experts want that it is essential…

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CancerCare Provides Special Online Workshop on Mesothelioma

On Monday, March 12th, CancerCare.org hosted a free educational workshop specifically addressing the needs of “people living with mesothelioma, their families, partners, caregivers, friends and health care professionals.” Though the date of that program has passed, the workshop is available online, and provides valuable information on advances in the treatment of this rare and fatal…

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