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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, the main (primary) caregiver is a spouse, partner, parent, or an adult child. When family is not around, close friends, co-workers, or neighbors may fill this Read More

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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 its timing. Further complicating the situation, many hospitals have limited surgeries when COVID-19 cases surge and a surgical backlog once cases decrease, requiring tough decisions Read More

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Multiple States Attorneys General Join Advocacy Groups in EPA Lawsuit

Since the 1970s, mesothelioma groups have urged the EPA to ban asbestos, citing the link between the substance and malignant mesothelioma and other illnesses. Still, the agency has not banned its use. Now Attorneys General from multiple states have joined forces with asbestos advocacy groups to sue the agency in federal court. The argument centers Read More

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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, diagnose, and treat mesothelioma, as well as find it before it causes problems,” says the American Cancer Society (ACS). Because it is relatively Read More

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Mesothelioma Lawsuit Against Penn State Has Larger Implications

Penn State professor Peter Lebosky died in 2014 of mesothelioma after teaching at the university for more than two decades. A lawsuit filed on his behalf is opening up a potentially larger issue regarding the presence of asbestos in university buildings across the nation. According to the Lebosky family representatives; “Almost every college and university Read More

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Eyes On Upcoming EPA Decision On Asbestos

Asbestos victims and companies that produce or have produced products containing asbestos are awaiting the EPA’s decision on several asbestos-related issues. Asbestos victims are hoping that asbestos-containing products will be entirely banned from USA markets. Manufacturers and suppliers of asbestos-containing products are concerned that EPA’s draft Risk Evaluation of March 2020 could create new legal Read More

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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 develop in the lining around the lungs (pleural mesothelioma), in the lining around the abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma), or in the lining around the heart (pericardial Read More

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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. Scientific American magazine reports that the tool, called PanSeer, correctly diagnosed more than 90% of the people tested who later went on to develop cancer. Read More

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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 was caused by asbestos in quarries found in area of Sicily where he lived before immigrating to the US. Despite evidence that Clubman talc had Read More

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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, but it tends to collect in cancer cells. A few days later (usually in the operating room, just after surgery), a tube with a special Read More

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