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Malignant mesothelioma is one of the most challenging forms of cancer from many perspectives. For those who have been diagnosed with it, mesothelioma is an unusually cruel condition that appears decades after the exposure to asbestos that caused it took place, then progresses quickly, often leading to ...
Experts estimate asbestos was responsible for 1,900 lung cancer cases and 430 mesothelioma cases in Canada in 2011. While the use of asbestos has steadily declined over the last 30 years, heavy use between the 1970s and 1990s has led to many Canadians suffering from asbestos-related diseases ...

The approach earned this reputation decades ago, but today it does not represent the reality of mesothelioma treatment for most patients. cancer drugs do cause uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous side effects. However, the expectation of severe side effects can sometimes lead patients to feel ...
This will be the second trial Johnson & Johnson faces in regard to a claim that use of their talcum powder products led to mesothelioma years later. Reports have shown there are many talc deposits that have been contaminated with asbestos, since the two minerals are often located very close together in ...
Researchers in Japan believe they may have discovered a new and more effective drug for the intractable asbestos cancer, malignant pleural mesothelioma - and it comes from an unlikely source. Sialic acid-binding lectin (cSBL) is a protein derived from the eggs of bullfrogs. It has the ability to bind to cell ...
... educators and staff," Ravenelle said in a statement. Winter weather and natural disasters can damage asbestos-containing building materials, which may release toxic asbestos fibers into the air. Breathing in these fibers may lead to serious diseases later in life, including lung cancer and mesothelioma.

"It's a process that kills people before cancer does, before lung cancer or mesothelioma," Flores told asbestos.com. "It's a different disease. And it's killing more of these people than anything else." The Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine published the research in December. The Centers ...
When a storm causes the kind of devastation that Hurricane Maria wreaked in Puerto Rico, victims rarely think about their risk of mesothelioma - they are rightly focused on restoring electricity, getting safe drinking water and food for their families. Unfortunately, there is a real concern about the rare and fatal ...
The study also revealed differences in the effects of asbestos exposure. The commercial asbestos of Libby is associated with cancers like mesothelioma. On the other hand, the naturally-occurring asbestos of Boulder City and Lake Mead in Southern Nevada are linked to scar tissue developing between the ...
One of the known challenges of effectively treating mesothelioma is the difficulty in properly diagnosing the rare cancer in its early stages. The long latency period after asbestos exposure coupled with nonspecific symptoms often lead to misdiagnosis until the mesothelioma has become more advanced.
Patients, physicians and researchers in the mesothelioma community suffered a serious setback last month when Aduro Biotech announced they terminated the Phase Ib clinical trial for its drug known as CRS-207. mesotheliomaHelp has reported multiple times on the "encouraging results" previously ...
Boehringer Ingelheim's nintedanib has been designated a Promising Innovative Medicine for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) by the UK Medicine and healthcare Products Regulatory Agency. This indicates that the regulator considers nintedanib is promising candidate for the UK's ...
mesothelioma or lung cancer is a devastating diagnosis. But, the earlier the correct diagnosis is made, the better a patient's chances are of having treatment options and of those treatments being successful. Late diagnoses of mesothelioma in particular are common because the cancer is rare and its symptoms are similar to ...
In a study titled "Regulation of microRNA using promising dietary phytochemicals: Possible preventive and treatment option of malignant mesothelioma," researchers at Polytechnic University of Marche looked at various phytochemicals and determined these compounds found in fruits and vegetables ...
A California jury recently awarded $22 million to the estate of a man exposed to asbestos-containing talc that was used in paint manufacturing, expanding the liability of those supplying the toxic ingredient. Plaintiff Richard Booker, who worked as a paint maker throughout his career, died of mesothelioma in ...
Every year, mesothelioma specialists and researchers make strides to advance the standard of care, improve treatment strategies and develop new diagnostic practices. mesothelioma remains a rare cancer, with an estimated 3,000 people diagnosed each year in the U.S., but the fight to find a cure only ...
The mesothelioma cancer Alliance is pleased to announce the winner of the Spring 2018 Scholarship, Sirena Cordova. Sirena is currently pursuing graduate studies at SUNY Empire, after receiving her bachelor's degree from the college in June 2017. She became the first member of her family to graduate ...

mesothelioma is one of the toughest forms of cancer to treat, so it should come as no surprise your local VA clinic is probably not up to the task. But you might not realize the national VA health care system can provide access to some of the best mesothelioma specialists in the country. Once you appreciate ...
So many people like to use this saying when they are faced with a problem or other hardships. I was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma at the age of 21. Just for context, most people are diagnosed at age 70 or older. I remember bits and pieces of the day I found out, but there is one thing I remember ...
While a lot of people are looking back at the impact of asbestos and mesothelioma over the past year, we at the mesothelioma cancer Alliance wanted to take a look ahead and shed some light on what we think will be some of the most inspirational stories to follow in the upcoming year. We would love to ...
Malignant mesothelioma is a disease that is normally associated with old age, and particularly with old men who either served in the military or who worked in occupations that would have exposed them to asbestos. More infrequently, it is diagnosed in women who worked in those same environments, ...
Day after day, countless researchers from across the U.S. and the globe are driven to find an effective treatment, if not a cure, for mesothelioma. It is this dedication to research that brought some significant breakthroughs for mesothelioma care in 2017. As 2017 comes to an end, mesotheliomaHelp looks back at some of the ...
The mesothelioma community has also seen ups and downs. New reports came out discussing the global burden of the disease, with an average of around 40,000 deaths each year. Other studies highlighted that the threat of mesothelioma continues to rise, with new cases expected to continue increasing ...
mesothelioma is an extremely rare cancer, affecting just 2,500 people in the entire US each year. As a result, many physicians have never even seen a single case and may be unfamiliar with evolving best practices in the treatment of asbestos cancer. On the other hand, multiple studies have confirmed that ...
Keeping up with rewarding activities may be one way that mesothelioma patients can keep themselves emotionally healthy during cancer treatment. A new study from Spain's University of Oviedo finds that lung and breast cancer patients who stayed engaged in their favorite activities fared better ...
When discussing mesothelioma we often refer to the path from first symptoms to treatment and living with the disease as a "journey." When you or your family member find yourselves on this unwanted journey, one of the most important skills that you must develop is communication. This may sound obvious, ...
During the holiday season, feelings of sadness, loneliness and anxiety about an uncertain future for mesothelioma patients and their families are often accentuated leaving them depressed and overwhelmed. One thing that could lift your mood, and is within your control, is to simply take the time to revel in ...
The holidays mark a magical time of year that allows us to share our joy with friends and family. It is a time of cheerful reflection on the blissful memories of the year gone by, filled with jingle bells and silent nights. Perhaps it is the silent nights that produce such struggle and strife for families facing illness ...
A leading biopharmaceutical company has halted a once-promising mesothelioma clinical trial involving CRS-207 -- a listeria-based cancer vaccine -- citing efficacy and financial concerns. The phase II trial was designed to test the effectiveness and safety of CRS-207 when used in combination with ...
Oncologists in France are exploring the use of bidirectional chemotherapy as a pre-operative tool for peritoneal mesothelioma, increasing the eligibility of patients for aggressive surgery. Their bidirectional chemotherapy -- which typically includes a pemetrexed (Alimta) and cisplatin combination -- is ...
consumer products giant Colgate-Palmolive once again is paying for the alleged link between the company's Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder and deadly asbestos exposure. The New York-based company agreed to settle a lawsuit claiming a Pennsylvania woman developed mesothelioma after using ...
If you or someone you love was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and you turned to the Internet for help, you're not alone. According to a recently completed study conducted by the health information brand Healthline, having digital information immediately available is increasingly important and ...
As we close out November and National Family Caregivers Month, we give thanks to all mesothelioma patients and to those who support them. From the diagnosis through treatment, to living with a chronic condition, a serious illness is stressful and life-altering. For the patient and the family member, ...
Whenever we get sick, we hope to be prescribed the leading approved medicine for whatever ailment we're facing. But for some diseases, especially more rare cases like mesothelioma, there may be fewer options available that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Fortunately ...
The Maryland Court of Appeals is reconsidering a state law that only provides mesothelioma victims and their families with 20 years to file a claim against their employers, and the asbestos industry is fighting hard against that possibility. Though most people know that malignant mesothelioma is caused by ...
This was 1980, well before peritoneal mesothelioma therapy had advanced where it is today. He was offered systemic chemotherapy, which he rejected after considering the short-term debilitating side effects and the lack of long-term effectiveness. "I studied it, and found that patients who received treatment ...
Libby has hugely contributed to the state of Montana's mesothelioma and asbestos statistics. The highest incidence occurs in Lincoln County, where Libby is located. The state has 19 cataloged asbestos mines and natural deposits. From 1999 to 2015, approximately 190 Montana residents died from ...
NEW YORK, NY, December 04, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The mesothelioma Victims Center says, "Prior to the early 1980s, school and hospital custodian or maintenance employees were potentially exposed to asbestos on a regular basis. Frequently this exposure included regular exposure as many of their duties ...
One of the biggest concerns facing patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma is the fact that undergoing certain invasive treatments can actually increase the risk of their cancer spreading. This is because when an instrument is inserted into a mesothelioma tumor, there is a risk that mesothelioma cells ...
firefighters and Other Community Members Exposed to asbestos Marion City, SC - The Marion City Administrator/Building Inspector Alan Thomas Ammon and Fire Chief Ralph Walton Cooper III were accused of knowingly exposing firefighters, staff, volunteers, and community members to asbestos at the ...
mesotheliomaHelp has reported time and again about the stress mesothelioma patients face. Trying to handle treatments in the midst of managing bills, insurance, appointments and communication with friends and family can take its toll. Now, researchers report the emotional impact of dealing with a ...
Cytoreductive surgery to remove as much of a mesothelioma tumor as possible, followed by a rinse of heated chemotherapy drugs in the abdomen is known as CRS + HIPEC. It has become a standard treatment for people with the abdominal form of the asbestos cancer known as malignant peritoneal ...
Leonard's daughter, Jenni DeHart recently recalled to the mesothelioma cancer Alliance. Leonard earned his retirement after working at a paper mill for 40 years to provide for their family. He was a loving father, and DeHart remembers herself and her two siblings having a wonderful home life. "Our parents ...
"You sort of associate asbestos cancers with people who may work in industry for all their life, and to have someone who is so removed from what you'd normally expect to be a high-risk industry ... there's no cure for mesothelioma at all, it's fatal 100 per cent of the time. "You hear about survival rates for ...
The Japanese researchers who first suggested that removing iron from the body could help prevent malignant mesothelioma have come up with a way to make the process even easier and safer. In their original 2016 study, scientists at Nagoya University Graduate school of Medicine induced a ...
A study conducted by researchers in Australia has highlighted the increased risk of a malignant mesothelioma diagnosis for those living in a home insulated with loose-fill asbestos insulation. Though the study was conducted in the faraway nation, its conclusions carry great impact in both the United States ...
When thinking about the holidays, most people picture themselves celebrating at home surrounded by family and friends. We often have very high expectations for the holidays and put a lot of stress on ourselves in order to make things perfect. A lot of people have traditions involving family, friends, and their ...
Patients with advanced and terminal cancers and cancers that are difficult to treat, like mesothelioma, often live with little hope. And yet there is hope because research is always pushing the boundaries of what is possible. With mesothelioma a lot of hope comes from advanced treatments that help doctors manage the ...
Although they carry some similarities in symptoms and treatments, pleural mesothelioma is not a type of lung cancer. The first major difference is the incidence rate of the two conditions. Lung cancer is the second-most-common cancer in the U.S. with about 222,500 new cases annually. Doctors diagnose ...
You can tell a lot about the Yutko family's approach to cancer by the personalized Christmas card they will be sending this year. No one is giving up or giving in. All five family members on the card -- including Guinness, their two-year-old dog with a necktie -- are wearing the Superman logo. Ron Yutko ...


 

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