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Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer

Most assume that mesothelioma is the same disease as lung cancer. Over the years, we have learned so much about mesothelioma and we’ve learned what sets this disease apart from lung cancer. Mesothelioma and lung cancer are diagnosed and treated very differently, so it is important to understand the fundamental difference between the two. Lung…

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Number of Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer Cases on the Rise

Asbestos has long-been known to be the cause of mesothelioma, an always fatal form of cancer that is diagnosed in roughly 2,500 to 3,500 Americans every year.  The mineral, which has long been used because of its characteristic strength and heat and flame resistance, was largely banned for use in the United States because of…

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Lung Fluid Offers Promise of Early Mesothelioma Detection

One of the most widely-acknowledged challenges of treating mesothelioma patients is the fact that the disease is rarely diagnosed at its earliest stages: the disease develops and takes hold without manifesting any signs of its presence, and by the time symptoms do arise they are often mistaken for other conditions. By the time an accurate…

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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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