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Speech and Swallowing Therapy for Cancer Patients

Patients living with and being treated for mesothelioma and other types of cancers can benefit from working with speech and language therapists during and after treatment. While it may not initially seem relevant, the impact of cancer, chemotherapy, and other treatments can include damage and side effects that make swallowing, speaking, and communicating more difficult.…

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Bullying and Cancer Patients

Bullying is often a trending news item, but what most people don’t hear about is the bullying that some people experience while also battling cancer. Also heard less often are stories about adults as victims of bullying. Childhood bullying is probably more common, but adult bullying does happen and can have similarly devastating consequences. Living…

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Supplements that Fight Cancer!

Nutritional supplements can be a great way to correct deficiencies and promote overall wellness, but they may also be useful in preventing cancer or even in treating cancer. Modern medical research is proving that many nutrients, plant compounds, and extracts may just have important anti-cancer properties that can reduce the risk of developing cancer or…

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Cancer Patients and Coffee Intake

For patients living with mesothelioma and other types of cancer, having a soothing, hot drink can be a great mood booster. Little things like a nice coffee or cup of tea can make all the difference in mitigating the stress of living with cancer. Now, according to researchers, there may be even more reasons for…

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Researchers Find New Method of Testing Cancer Drugs for Mesothelioma

Researchers from the University of Leicester and the MRC Toxicology Unit in the United Kingdom have revealed the results of a new study, indicating that they may have found a better way to gauge how mesothelioma patients respond to cancer-fighting drugs. Using a method referred to as “explants”, the scientists believe that their methodology is…

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3D Printed Lungs – The Future of Treating Asbestos Illnesses?

The advent of 3D printing technology, also known as additive manufacturing, has opened up a whole new word of opportunities in a variety of industries, from industrial components to decorative candy. This technology is making it possible to make more things, more quickly and more cost-effectively. One of the most exciting areas of application is…

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How Fracking May Cause Cancer

Hydraulic fracturing is a technique used for unconventional gas production. Unconventional sources of natural gas can be tapped only using a technique like fracking to force it out of the ground. Currently, fracking is used to extract gas from shale, coalbed methane, and gas from tight sands in many states in the U.S. These include…

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The Keto and Paleo Diets for Mesothelioma and Cancer Patients

Diet trends tend to come and go, but there are several reasons why the ketogenic diet and the paleo diet continue to be popular: They are easy to follow, don’t require calorie counting, and really do make weight loss easier. But, can these popular diets actually benefit cancer and mesothelioma patients? Researchers are finding out…

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Cancer in the LGBT Community

Cancer of any type is devastating, particularly the deadliest cancers, like mesothelioma which affects the lining of the lungs. Everyone is vulnerable to developing cancer to some degree, but certain populations have additional risk factors, and that includes the members of the LGBT community. From increased smoking, which is a risk factor for mesothelioma, to…

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