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Sources For Short Term Mesothelioma Expenses

Finances can become the deciding factor in which treatment a patient with cancer chooses to receive, where they receive it and if they can keep on that treatment regimen for an extended period of time. It’s crucial for all patients to find the right treatment team and that may mean traveling further from home for Read More

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FDA Approves Drug Combination for Treating Mesothelioma

Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Opdivo (nivolumab) in combination with Yervoy (ipilimumab) for the first-line treatment of adults with malignant pleural mesothelioma that cannot be removed by surgery. This is the first drug regimen approved for mesothelioma in 16 years and the second FDA-approved systemic therapy for mesothelioma. Said the FDA Read More

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Mesothelioma Lawsuits On The Rise While Mesothelioma Case Numbers Decline

KCIC, a respected Washington, D.C. consulting firm, published its annual report on mesothelioma and litigation recently. Of significance in the report is the fact that lawsuits filed by those diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and other deadly asbestos-related cancers increased 65.7% from 2007 to 2017.  However, during the same period the overall incidence rate of these Read More

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Mesothelioma Lawsuits: What You Need To Know

According to industry reports, there were some 4,000 mesothelioma lawsuits filed in the U.S. last year. These suits fall into two categories: Personal Injury suits are typically filed by a person diagnosed with mesothelioma seeking compensation for medical bills, lost of income and other personal and financial impacts. Family members or those involved in the Read More

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Cancer Vaccine To Be Tested with Immunotherapy On Mesothelioma Patients in Norway

A cancer vaccine that has already demonstrated effectiveness when used on malignant melanoma, prostate cancer and lung cancer in studies will be tested on mesothelioma patients. The novel UV1 vaccine, which has also proven to be safe, is being tested by a research team at Oslo University Hospital in Norway as part of a mesothelioma Read More

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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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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 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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