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Thoracoscopy Can Quickly Diagnose Mesothelioma in Majority of Cases

Thoracoscopy Can Quickly Diagnose Mesothelioma in Majority of Cases

One way your doctor can tell if you have malignant pleural mesothelioma is by doing a thoracoscopy of your lung region. Many doctors like this procedure because it’s relatively simple and quick. Other doctors aren’t fans of it because they question how well they can trust what it reveals is going on inside you. Researchers

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Mesothelioma Patients Could Benefit from Earlier Palliative Care

Mesothelioma Patients Could Benefit from Earlier Palliative Care

Mesothelioma survival averages eight to 12 months, many experts say. Others say it averages six to 18 months. Still others have different numbers entirely. No matter who’s right, one thing you can probably count on as a mesothelioma patient is pain for some, most or all of the time you have this cancer. The pain

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day iWalk4MESO Virtual Race Is Successful

A large number of people from coast to coast took part in the iWalk4MESO Virtual Race on Sept. 26, Mesothelioma Awareness Day. iWalk4MESO drew greater attention to mesothelioma and raised funds for medical research aimed at finding a cure for mesothelioma. Organizers from Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. reported that participation in the challenge exceeded expectations.

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FDA Puts Mesothelioma Drug Galinpepimut-S on Approval Fast-Track

FDA Puts Mesothelioma Drug Galinpepimut-S on Approval Fast-Track

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has good news for people with mesothelioma. The FDA is cutting some red tape so that the anti-mesothelioma drug galinpepimut-S can become available in the United States. The FDA’s decision won’t make galinpepimut-S available overnight. It just helps speed things up so that the drug can become available

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Many Mesothelioma Patients Have a Gene Mutation

Many Mesothelioma Patients Have a Gene Mutation

It turns out that most people who are exposed to asbestos and go on to develop mesothelioma have a mutated gene. Scientists think that the exposure to asbestos causes the gene to mutate. The mutated gene then helps mesothelioma get started. But a recent study by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Acibadem University

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day is Sept. 26

Mesothelioma Awareness Day is Sept. 26

Monday, Sept. 26, is Mesothelioma Awareness Day. People from all over the country and from many different walks of life will come together today to spread the word about this vicious form of cancer. As many as 3,000 Americans are typically diagnosed with mesothelioma in any given year. As a result, for most people, mesothelioma

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iWalk4MESO Is a Good Way to Spend Mesothelioma Awareness Day

One of the best things you can do on Mesothelioma Awareness Day is slip into your most comfortable shoes and participate in a nationwide Virtual Race called iWalk4MESO. You don’t have to walk for long or far to join in. iWalk4MESO was started by Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. and is an important but simple way

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Treating Mesothelioma with Immunotherapy Before Surgery Clinical Trial

Treating Mesothelioma with Immunotherapy Before Surgery Clinical Trial

One way to treat mesothelioma is with surgery. Another way to treat mesothelioma is with immunotherapy drugs (although these are not yet a recognized standard of care). Some mesothelioma specialists say it’s possible to get better quality of life and longer mesothelioma survival if these two ways of treating mesothelioma are combined. Other mesothelioma specialists

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iWalk4MESO Lets You Make a Difference on Mesothelioma Awareness Day

iWalk4MESO is an important event taking place on Sept. 26 — Mesothelioma Awareness Day. Mesothelioma Awareness Day exists to open eyes all across America to the problem of mesothelioma. Weitz & Luxenberg started the iWalk4MESO Virtual Race to help raise funds for mesothelioma research. The purpose of the race is also to greatly increase the number

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Taking Vitamin B12 the Day You Start Mesothelioma Chemotherapy

Taking Vitamin B12 the Day You Start Mesothelioma Chemotherapy

Doctors routinely have you start taking vitamin B12 in the days before you begin mesothelioma chemotherapy that uses the drug pemetrexed. You take B12 to counteract an effect pemetrexed has on your body. Among the things pemetrexed does is it interferes with your body’s natural production of folate. You need folate because it helps keep

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