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November 2017 Archives

Study finds that half of cancer deaths caused by behavior

A new study of cancer in the United States has found that close to half of all cancer deaths in the country are due to the unhealthy behaviors of the patients. You might think that this is quite high but it's actually less than estimates from 35 years ago. The reasons for the drop in numbers are a change in society and research methods.

How is mesothelioma diagnosed?

A common question that many people have who have worked in industries that used to feature asbestos is: How is mesothelioma diagnosed? Mesothelioma is a disease commonly found in people who have worked in the construction and shipbuilding industries from decades ago. Today, we will take a look at how this debilitating disease is diagnosed.

Illnesses associated with exposure to asbestos

Working in an industry that used asbestos can be very dangerous to your health. Asbestos is still present in thousands of buildings across the country because of when they were constructed. The construction industry is exposed to asbestos the most, as crews remove it when remodeling or renovating. Today, we will discuss some of the illnesses that are associated with asbestos exposure.

Examining the cost of treating lung cancer

Being diagnosed with lung cancer is difficult for many people to accept. Many patients who are diagnosed with this disease never smoked a day in their lives. Others smoked for years, quit and then were diagnosed years later. There are also patients diagnosed because of the profession in which they've work for decades. There's no rhyme or reason to who ends up affected by the disease. Today, we will examine the cost of treating lung cancer.

New study says expanded mesothelioma palliative care unnecessary

A new study has found that there is no need to expand the palliative care offered to patients who are suffering from pleural mesothelioma. The study's results showed that palliative care offered earlier for patients did not help to extend the survival rate of patients and did not improve their quality of life. The study's findings were released in Yokohama, Japan, at the World Conference on Lung Cancer.

What are the differences between asbestosis and mesothelioma?

Going to work each day should not be dangerous unless you work in construction, as a firefighter, police officer or some other type of occupation with similar dangers. There are some industries where going to work can be dangerous simply because of the presence of asbestos, which can cause workers to suffer from asbestosis and mesothelioma. So, what are the differences between these two diseases?