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Our Philadelphia Mesothelioma Lawyers Review How to Recognize the Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Early symptoms of mesothelioma do not develop until 10 to 50 years after the initial exposure to asbestos.  The earliest mesothelioma symptoms can be so mild that they may be overlooked.  In addition, the symptoms tend to mimic the signs of more common illnesses such as the flu, pneumonia, heart disease or bronchitis.  For these » Read More

New Study Identifies Factors That May Lead to Long-Term Survival for Mesothelioma Patients

Mesothelioma treatments that are currently available include chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, and often extend the patient’s life for a median just slightly above 18 months. New research, however, indicates that surgery combined with certain factors can actually help extend the patient’s survival up to 24 months. A pair of surgeons from Glenfield Hospital in Leicester, » Read More

New Appointees Join LERP Research Team Focusing On Risk Of Asbestos Exposure To Children

Recently, the Libby Epidemiology Research Program (LERP) lost its original and principal investigator, Dr. Stephen Levin, when he passed away.  Dr. Raja Flores, chief of thoracic surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York will fill this important position.  In addition to Dr. Flores, Dr. Claudia Henschke and Dr. David Yenkelevitz, both professors of » Read More

SMART Approach To Treating Mesothelioma Doubles Survival Rate For Patients

A new approach to radiation and surgical treatment for mesothelioma is offering patients hope for the future.  The latest Surgery for Mesothelioma After Radiation Therapy (SMART) method involves a five-day course of intense radiation with surgery to remove the diseased lung immediately following this treatment.  The Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) limits the negative effects of » Read More

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