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Treatment option for malignant pleural mesothelioma discovered in Vienna

An option to treat malignant pleural mesothelioma was recently discovered by a group of researchers in Vienna, an October 24 article of News Medical reported. Led by Walter Berger, researchers from the Vienna General Hospital and Comprehensive Cancer Center of MedUni Vienna have been successful with their study, which proved the effectiveness of trabectedin in […]

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Former shipyard worker in Berkeley dies of mesothelioma

A long-time employee of a shipyard in Berkeley, who was exposed to asbestos minerals, died of mesothelioma cancer early this year, a report of Gazette stated on July 2. Reports said Wynston Armstrong died on January 26 after he retired from his job as a shipbuilder for John Harker Ltd. in 1986 and was diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer. […]

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Woman with mesothelioma undergoes cryotherapy treatment

A woman who had been diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare kind of cancer linked to asbestos exposure, recently underwent a new treatment option involving cryotherapy. Reports said 68-year-old Mary Kuntz, a mesothelioma patient, was asked by doctors at the Mayo Clinic to let them try the new procedure. Doctors froze the tumor in the patient’s lung […]

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Costs of treating mesothelioma

People who developed mesothelioma cancer after being exposed to asbestos minerals usually need to undergo extensive treatments that are often expensive in order to extend their lives. Some mesothelioma patients may require several surgeries to remove the cancerous tumors; in some extreme cases, the whole lung must be removed in order to ensure that the […]

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MDH found 21 new mesothelioma cases in miners

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently found 21 more iron mining workers who had developed mesothelioma cancer, Fox 21 reported on February 17. In the MDH study conducted together with the University of Minnesota, researchers identified a total of 101 out of 69,000 iron miners that developed mesothelioma. State Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger said […]

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English football star fears cancer after asbestos exposure in youth

Former English soccer player and now manager of Nottingham Forest, Stuart Pearce is worried he may develop cancer after possibly being exposed to asbestos minerals as an electrician apprentice in his youth, the Mirror reported on January 28. Pearce, 52, reportedly worked as an electrician apprentice in London during the 80’s before he became a professional soccer player. The […]

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Widow of school bus driver to get $7.7M from asbestos lawsuit

A jury in Syracuse Court recently awarded $7.7 million to a woman whose husband was exposed to asbestos and later died of mesothelioma cancer, Syracuse.com reported on January 6. According to reports, former school bus driver Lewis Nash, 81, died of mesothelioma in September 2012. Nash, who worked for Fayetteville-Manlinus for more than three decades, […]

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Study: mesothelioma linked to mutations of several cells

A study recently found that mesothelioma, the cancer developed from asbestos exposure, is caused by mutations in several cells, an article on Fox News reported December 4. University of Hawaii Cancer Center researchers determined that malignant mesothelioma is polyclonal in nature. The study’s lead author Michele Carbone stated that this is likely why mesothelioma often […]

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Connecticut woman survives mesothelioma

A woman in Stonington, who developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos dust, is now 17 months free of the often deadly cancer, theday.com reported on September 26. According to Lisa Rolfe, the likely cause of her cancer was second-hand exposure in childhood to asbestos from her father who worked with the hazardous material at […]

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Symptoms of sickness from asbestos

If you have been exposed to asbestos, you should seek medical attention. In the meantime, however, it’s important to know what symptoms to look for so that you can get treatment as soon as possible. Asbestosis, one of the most common diseases caused from exposure, can be indicated mainly by shortness of breath. Other side […]

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