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What is resectable mesothelioma?

A diagnosis of mesothelioma tells you what the underlying issue is, but that alone does not tell you what treatment options will be used or what chances you have to beat this disease. Mesothelioma can be either resectable or unresectable. What is the difference?

What superfoods are best for cancer patients?

If you have an aggressive form of cancer, like mesothelioma, you're probably interested in doing everything you possibly can to fight the disease. While reports vary on the effectiveness of changing your diet, it certainly does not hurt to concentrate on eating superfoods that help your immune system and overall health.

Common places asbestos is found in the home

As of 1989, the use of asbestos in new items is illegal based on a ban set forth by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Items created prior to 1989 can still use asbestos. One of the most common places asbestos was used was in materials to build houses. Asbestos can no longer be used in materials to build homes but it is still found in older homes across the country, even in Louisiana.

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.

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.

Report says all types of asbestos are deadly

A new report released in September of 2017 says that all types of asbestos have the ability to be deadly. The study was performed by researchers from Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital. The results of the study confirm what scientists have believed for years, and that is there is no safe form of asbestos and that all forms can eventually lead to malignant mesothelioma.