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Loved One Diagnosed with Mesothelioma? Here Are Things For Caregivers to Know.

​According to the American Cancer Society, caregiver is defined “… as the person who most often helps the person with cancer and is not paid to do so. In most cases, Read More

Coping With Mesothelioma During COVID Crisis

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, oncologists have had to balance patients' need for treatment with the risk of contracting the disease, sometimes prompting them to adjust standard treatment and/or rethink Read More

What’s New In Malignant Mesothelioma Research?

Here’s what The American Cancer Society reports: For those who are diagnosed with mesothelioma and for their loved ones, it’s comforting to know that “scientists are looking for better ways to prevent, Read More

Mesothelioma Victims Have Multiple Ways To Collect Compensation

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer only caused by exposure to asbestos. There are approximately 3,200 new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed each year in the United States. Mesothelioma can Read More

New Blood Test May Reveal Potential Cancers Four Years Before Symptoms

Researchers in China and California have reported that they have developed a simple blood test that can identify cancers–– like malignant mesothelioma–– as far as four years before symptoms show. Read More

Talc Manufacturer’s Motion To Block Late Barber’s Mesothelioma Suit Fails

The late Vincent Luca, a barber from New York, filed suit against Whittaker Clark and Daniels, manufacturers of Clubman talc powder. Attorneys for the manufacturer claimed that Mr. Luca’s mesothelioma Read More

Photodynamic Therapy Offers Potential For Mesothelioma Victims

A technique now being studied to treat malignant mesothelioma is photodynamic therapy (PDT). For this treatment, a light-activated drug is injected into a vein. The drug spreads throughout the body, Read More

Treatment and Survival Disparities Between Men and Women with Mesothelioma, Reports Study From the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

It’s been known for some time that malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) affects men in far greater numbers than women. The most commonly-cited reason for this is a higher probability of Read More

Glowing Dye May Aid in Eliminating Cancer

“Clean margins are a goal of cancer excision surgery”, states an article in Penn Today. “If even a small piece of cancerous tissue is left behind, it increases the likelihood Read More

Novel Treatment for Mesothelioma Shows Promise for Patients

A novel treatment for advanced mesothelioma is safe and effective and may improve the quality of life for patients who have few treatment options, according to new research. Transarterial chemoperfusion Read More

Vietnam War Veterans At Heightened Risk for Mesothelioma

US military veterans who served during the Vietnam War were most likely exposed to asbestos, which was in widespread use in the military in ships, bunkers, planes and wiring in Read More

Johnson & Johnson Halts Sales Of Talc Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson recently announced that it will stop selling its talc-based baby powder. The iconic product has come under fire and is the subject of thousands of lawsuits which Read More

Mesothelioma and The Shipbuilding and Seafaring Industries

A recent Danish study showed that shipbuilders and seafarers had elevated mesothelioma risk. This mirrors a similar scenario in the US where those who worked in the shipbuilding industry or Read More

Automotive Repair Workers Can Be At Risk for Mesothelioma

A common cause of mesothelioma is through exposure to Chrysotile asbestos, a form of the mineral which is an insulant and is very strong. Automobile brakes and clutches often include Read More

Talc Fibers Found in Significant Number Of Mesothelioma Victims

A Study by Duke University’s Department of Pathology has revealed that talc fibers were detected in more than 60% of mesothelioma patients in the study group. The Duke researchers compared Read More

New Portable Device Provides Noninvasive Treatment That Shrinks Mesothelioma Tumors

New Portable Device Provides Noninvasive Treatment That Shrinks Mesothelioma Tumors The Optune Lua is a portable device that physicians can prescribe for patients diagnosed with unresectable malignant mesothelioma. It uses low Read More

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