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Mesothelioma Imaging System May Reduce Recurrence

A Massachusetts physician has started a clinical trial using a new imaging system that targets peritoneal mesothelioma, which is one of the most difficult cancers to treat. This disease starts in the abdominal cavity lining and can often spread to other parts of the body. Peritoneal mesothelioma differs from pleural mesothelioma, which affects the lungs. » Read More

The NIOSH Mesothelioma Registry

The first step toward creating a national mesothelioma registry has been taken by The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The agency, which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),¬†published a Request for Information in the Federal Register early last month. Its purpose is to seek input about ways » Read More

Risk for Mesothelioma Continues After Asbestos Exposure Ends

Leaving a job with potential asbestos exposure does not eliminate or decrease the possibility of developing mesothelioma. According to a recent study by U.S. and Italian researchers, those last exposed to asbestos years earlier are still at risk for developing mesothelioma, a form of cancer targeting the tissues lining the lungs, heart, testicles, stomach, and » Read More

Understanding Asbestos

Plenty of people talk about the dangers of asbestos and how it is connected to health issues, including mesothelioma. However, many individuals find the topic confusing. Asbestos comes naturally from the earth in the form of a mineral. It can withstand high heat and toxic chemicals, which originally made it seem like a must-have ingredient » Read More

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