What the Doctors Do

X-rays and CT scans are typically used to confirm suspicions and diagnosis of mesothelioma. Biopsies, tissue samples and even diagnostic surgery are also used to verify the condition, diagnosis and…

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Mesothelioma Treatment

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Alimta (pemetrexed disodium) for use in combination with cisplatin for the treatment of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. It is the first…

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About Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare form of carcinoma of the mesothelium lining lungs or abdomen or heart; usually associated with exposure to asbestos dust. So there you are. Mesothelioma and asbestos…

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Asbestosis

Lets discuss asbestosis. Asbestosis is a disease that comes from human or animal contact with asbestos. Asbestos is a mineral that naturally occurs and it is used as an installation…

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Pets and Asbestos

Just like humans getting sick from asbestos, so can there pets. In fact the whole process is very similar. Mesothelioma, a cancer that is caused from asbestos exposure, affects most…

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Asbestos in The Early Ages

Asbestos, like most minerals has been around since the stone age. Asbestos naturally occurs on every continent. Archeologists uncovered asbestos fibers dating back to prehistoric times, some 750,000 years ago.…

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