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Mesothelioma Breath Test for Early Detection Possible

Mesothelioma is lethal for one key reason: The cancer is usually detected in late stages. Because of this, researchers have been seeking a way to detect mesothelioma or biomarkers associated with the disease in early stages. One test, which was reported a few months back in this blog, is to test the blood of persons » Read More

Asbestos Comes Home

A 64-year-old widow living in Newcastle, UK, was left shocked after she was diagnosed with mesothelioma last year. She had never worked around asbestos, which is the underlying cause of mesothelioma. She could not imagine how she caught the cancer until she recalled that her husband used to bring home his dusty clothing to be » Read More

New Breakthroughs in Mesothelioma Testing

Researchers from Antwerp and Ghent University Hospitals are making strides toward finding better ways of diagnosing mesothelioma by employing breathomics to help detect early signs of the disease. Breathomics is the scientific name for breath analysis, and involves using an artificial nose or tests to detect mesothelioma biomarkers in the blood. Mesothelioma is a very » Read More

Who is at Risk for Mesothelioma

Philadelphia and South Jersey workers experience higher than national averages for pleural mesothelioma. This is because of the numerous manufacturing facilities, shipyards, and older construction projects in the region. Most workers in these industries already know that they are at risk for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Research shows there is also a risk to » Read More

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