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Lung-Sparing Surgery Dramatically Improves Prognosis for Mesothelioma Patients

Those suffering from mesothelioma know that the prognosis is grim. The average life expectancy for someone who is recently diagnosed is only eight months. Chemotherapy is the standard treatment for mesothelioma, but in most cases, the cancer is too far advanced for chemotherapy to be effective. Surgery for mesothelioma is possible but results from surgery

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2016

September 26, 2016, was Mesothelioma Awareness Day. This day dedicated to raising awareness for mesothelioma, was established in 2004 by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF). MARF is a nonprofit organization that believes that there is a cure for mesothelioma and through education, fundraising and awareness, a cure can be achieved. Mesothelioma is a deadly

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Groundbreaking Clinical Trial for Mesothelioma Patients

The researchers and scientists at the Baylor College of Medicine Mesothelioma Treatment Center at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center excitedly announced a new clinical trial that combines immunotherapy and surgery for the treatment of mesothelioma. This is the first time that these two treatments have been combined and scientists and researchers are hopeful for positive

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New method to diagnose mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a death sentence to most who receive the diagnosis. Taking decades to develop, many visit the doctor after suffering from shortness of breath not realizing past asbestos exposure sealed their fate. Many tests exist to determine the mesothelioma diagnosis, such as imaging and bloodwork, but a tissue biopsy and cell examination remain the

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Research shows both mesothelioma surgeries produce results

A recent study by United Kingdom researchers discovered when considering the mesothelioma surgery options, there is no clear choice. Cancer centers and mesothelioma doctors often disagree about which procedure to offer between extrapleural pneumonectomy  (EPP) and pleurectomy/decotication (P/D). The surgeries attempt to either remove and cure the patient or relieve the tumor-caused symptoms, including pain. 

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Last update: March 06, 2014. 08:41:31 pm.