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Breathalyzer Test Method Can Identify Mesothelioma

Breathalyzer Test Method Can Identify Mesothelioma

Earlier this year, we told you about efforts to invent machines that can examine your breath for signs of mesothelioma. You might remember us mentioning that these efforts are underway in several countries around the world. The latest news on this front comes from Belgium. Researchers there have been studying the idea of breath testing

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More Evidence That Multidisciplinary Care of Mesothelioma Is Best

More Evidence That Multidisciplinary Care of Mesothelioma Is Best

The best care that mesothelioma treatment has to offer is from a multidisciplinary team. Make sure that you are not missing out on it. A multidisciplinary team is where you have doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals from different areas of medicine working together on your case. In the past, the usual way mesothelioma patients

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Mesothelioma is a Price Many Veterans Pay for Service to Country

Mesothelioma Is a Price Veterans Pay for Service to Country

Veterans Day is Friday, Nov. 11. It is a day to honor all who served in the U.S. armed forces and made sacrifices for America. Loss of health was one such sacrifice. For many, the price of that sacrifice was mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer that initially strikes the linings of the lungs, heart and

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Mesothelioma Monitoring Can Give Victims of Asbestos Exposure an Edge

Mesothelioma Monitoring Can Give Victims of Asbestos Exposure an Edge

You have the best chances of surviving mesothelioma if your treatment starts before the cancer starts spreading. That means you should have surgery, chemotherapy or radiation while your mesothelioma is still in an early stage. The trouble is that you can’t be treated for mesothelioma at all until your doctor discovers you have it. For

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When You Get Chemotherapy for Mesothelioma Can Affect Your Survival Prospects

Your Survival Prospects Are Affected by When You Get Chemotherapy for Mesothelioma

Timing is everything. That’s true whether you are buying stocks or telling a joke. It’s especially true if you are being treated for mesothelioma. A team of researchers from Britain, Australia and Italy recently looked at whether the timing of when you start chemotherapy makes a difference to your mesothelioma survival. They said it could

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Mesothelioma Survival Improved in Patients Treated with ADI-PEG20

Mesothelioma Survival Improved in Patients Treated with ADI-PEG20

Some people who have mesothelioma don’t produce enough of a certain enzyme. The lack of this enzyme is thought to help mesothelioma grow and spread. Researchers in England and in the U.S. recently wrapped up a Phase 2 clinical trial of a drug designed to make up for this enzyme shortage. The results seem encouraging.

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Stopping Retinoblastoma Protein May Help Treat Mesothelioma

Stopping Retinoblastoma Protein May Help Treat Mesothelioma

Another molecular target for treating malignant pleural mesothelioma may have been found. So says a team of researchers from Hyogo College of Medicine in Nishinomiya, Japan. Nothing’s certain about this yet. But the researchers say that drugs aimed at interfering with a particular type of protein found in human cells could help improve mesothelioma survival.

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Mesothelioma Survival Not Affected by Type of Asbestos Exposure

Mesothelioma Survival Not Affected by Type of Asbestos Exposure

The type of asbestos to which you were exposed doesn’t appear to have anything to do with how good or bad your mesothelioma prognosis is. The same goes for the form the asbestos was in when you encountered it. That’s also true with regard to where you came into contact with the toxic mineral –

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Bill Aims to End Mesothelioma by Banning Asbestos

Bill Aims to End Mesothelioma by Banning Asbestos

Ending the scourge of mesothelioma could be done in one of two ways. First, find a cure. Second, stop people from becoming exposed to asbestos. Stopping asbestos exposure would mean no more mesothelioma, because exposure to asbestos is what causes it. Elected officials in the nation’s capital are taking steps to stop asbestos exposure from

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Your Mesothelioma May Be Resisting Chemo Because of Pleural Fluid

Your Mesothelioma May Be Resisting Chemo Because of Pleural Fluid

Mesothelioma is difficult to beat back. There are many theories about why this is so. The newest of these ideas has to do with pleural effusions. Scientists in Australia think there’s something about these fluids that helps malignant pleural mesothelioma grow, spread and resist chemotherapy. The researchers are from the University of Western Australia, the

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