Monthly Archives: March 2014

MD Anderson Debuts Newest Mesothelioma Clinic

A ribbon-cutting ceremony last month heralded the opening of yet another MD Anderson Cancer Center outpatient surgery clinic in Texas. This promises to make care more accessible to mesothelioma victims living on the western edge of the Houston area.

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Gov’t Gets It: Asbestos Awareness-Raising Week Coming

  Approved with Blinding Speed National Asbestos Awareness Week this year (as before) came to be at the urging of Montana Sen. Max Baucus. Five other lawmakers signed on as co-sponsors of Sen. Res. 336 before it was brought up for a vote. They were Jon Tester of Montana, Barbara Boxer of California, Richard Durbin

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Mesothelioma Patients Cautioned on Using Chemo at End

Late-stage mesothelioma patients may need to think very carefully before agreeing to start chemotherapy. The Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Weill Cornell Medical College warn in a just-released study that chemotherapy begun after tumors become inoperable may lead to heartbreaking disappointment. Specifically, cancer patients face increased chances of dying in surroundings not of their choosing

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Spike in Mesothelioma Cases Seen for Amateur Renovators

An international study has detected a disturbing rise in the number of residential property owners developing mesothelioma as a result of home renovation projects they did themselves. The victims are do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement devotees, according to the study. The study was published in the Medical Journal of Australia and looked at DIYers in Australia

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