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New Staging Method Used for Pleural Mesothelioma

When determining the extent of the cancer growth of any patient, a doctor will normally use a staging method. This gives the patient a clearer picture of where they fall on the continuum of the disease. It is also an invaluable tool for doctors, since it can help determine whether or not a patient is » Read More

Oncologists Visit Congress

Mesothelioma, the lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, has benefited from advancements in cancer treatment. One important treatment used to deal with the disease is radiation therapy. Relatively recent changes to the Medicare program are being implemented as part of the Medicare Access and Children’s Health Improvement (CHIP) Reauthorization Act. They involve moving from » Read More

Asbestos Removal Hazards

Older buildings, including homes, may contain asbestos in their floor tiles, ceilings, insulation, siding, and other areas. Prior to 1980, asbestos was widely used in the construction industry for these purposes. When materials containing asbestos are intact, they pose relatively little risk. It is when they start to crumble, or the removal process is begun » Read More

Does Talc Cause Mesothelioma?

In recent years, media reports and lawsuits have called into question whether talc and talcum powder contain asbestos and are therefore linked to mesothelioma and cancer. Does Talc Contain Asbestos? Talc is a mineral from the earth. Talc in its purest form does not contain asbestos. However, it can often be found near asbestos deposits. » Read More

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