Mesothelioma

Why are mesothelioma misdiagnoses so common?
Whether it is primary exposure due to working directly with the dangerous material or secondary exposure suffered by friends and family, contact with asbestos fibers can lead to devastating, deadly conditions. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for medical professionals to...
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The Role of Gender in a Mesothelioma Diagnosis
The stereotype of a mesothelioma patient is an older male who plied a trade over decades that exposed him to asbestos. In fact, many women receive these life-changing diagnoses. The disease does not discriminate. A recent study reveals the different...
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The Advent of Artificial Intelligence
A cure for malignant mesothelioma remains elusive and is considered one of the most challenging to measure with CT scans due to characteristically complex growth patterns. However, scientists based in Scotland – a country near the top of mesothelioma incidence...
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2020 shows promise in the fight for a mesothelioma cure
Media coverage in 2020 surrounded a particular virus and the progress made in defeating it. Similarly, new treatments, drug regimens, and cutting-edge and highly successful trials gave a glimmer of hope to those suffering from mesothelioma, not to mention their...
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Knowing the signs of pleural mesothelioma
While mesothelioma continues to lack a cure, early detection can make a difference in the lives of those suffering from the deadly disease. Those proactive steps present challenges with countless mesothelioma victims diagnosed when tumors have already progressed. Symptoms are...
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Men’s Health Week: Testicular Mesothelioma
Today in our last post in recognition of Men’s Health Week, we look at the asbestos-related disease of testicular mesothelioma – the rarest kind of mesothelioma. Earlier this week, we talked about how mesothelioma in general impacts men at a...
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Men’s Health Week: Mesothelioma Disproportionately Impacts Men
Each year, Men’s Health Week is celebrated during the week leading up to, and including, Father’s Day — meaning it starts today, June 12, and continues until June 18. Given that the purpose of this week is to increase awareness...
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Making a bad situation worse
Making a bad situation worse
Living with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) presents a multitude of challenges for those diagnosed with the disease. It is known to be an aggressive tumor linked to asbestos exposure. Survival is at best limited with the odds against patients. No...
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The SSA Adds a Type of Mesothelioma to Compassionate Allowances
The U.S. Social Security Administration has made a critical decision that involves the Compassionate Allowance Listing. The list helps to efficiently identify diseases and medical conditions that meet the standards for disability benefits. Simply put, the program focuses on extreme...
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More Progress in Treating Mesothelioma
While immunotherapy drugs have shown promise for some patients diagnosed with mesothelioma, not all will respond to the treatments. Unfortunately, biomarkers that can predict drug effectiveness for mesothelioma do not exist. Researchers overseas may help in determining the effectiveness of...
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