Asbestos is a conspiracy- ask The Donald

Asbestos is a conspiracy- ask The Donald

In the recent election people voted for someone that wants to build a wall and force Mexicans to pay for it. He blames everything on immigrants and pushes hateful rhetoric. Yes, we are talking about Donald Trump, the guy that has chosen to defy science (and logic) for numerous times in the past. And just when you ask yourself: “what can he possibly say next to provoke the public?”, he just goes on and says this: “I believe that the movement…

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ONCOblot Test – hope for early detection

ONCOblot Test – hope for early detection

Although the fight against mesothelioma often seems uneven, the ONCOblot® Test can be a significant milestone in the progress being made in the development of additional tools for cancer detection. MorNuCo Laboratories of West Lafayette, Indiana, and their ONCOblot Test completed a retrospective clinical trial focusing on the early detection of malignant mesothelioma. The results (published in 22 January 2016) showed that the test detected a molecular marker that is indicative of the presence of mesothelioma, 4-10 years in advance of clinical symptoms…

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HXR9 drug shows promise for treating mesothelioma

HXR9 drug shows promise for treating mesothelioma

Apoptosis is a biological process linked to the programmed cell death in multicellular organisms. Healthy and cancer cells behave differently in terms of this ‘programmed death’, as the latter have developed certain strategies that help them to avoid it. As the immune system and/or nearby healthy cells send signals to the cells, instructing them to execute apoptosis, the cancer cells circumvent these instruction and continue living. Scientists from the Universities of Bradford and Surrey have found that a certain drug –HXR9–…

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Surviving mesothelioma

Surviving mesothelioma

The survival rate of mesothelioma and the statistics behind it are already covered here. There have been some cases that defied those statistics and lived to tell the tale. Let’s take peritoneal mesothelioma for example. As it is seen in another post, the peritoneal type is less frequent than the epitheloid and has a worse prognosis as well. A multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of peritoneal mesothelioma combines surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. The role of surgery is often limited by the advanced…

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Is asbestos close to me?

Is asbestos close to me?

Asbestos exposure can be very dangerous and deadly in most cases. Beyond the apparent places that it an be found like mines or constructions sites, it can lie hidden somewhere near without us even know anything about that. Where could it be located and what would be the best course of action? 1. Wall and attic insulation Due to asbestos’s very good insulation properties, over the years walls were filled with asbestos insulation to contain the temperature or block the noise. Vermiculite…

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Mesothelioma compensation

Mesothelioma compensation

Time is of the essence when diagnosed with mesothelioma. An attorney expert into asbestos lawsuit or mesothelioma is needed as soon as the diagnosis has taken place in order to explore the possibility of a mesothelioma compensation claim. The number one criterion for this would be their knowledge of the condition. That way they will know of asbestos product or byproducts identification, asbestos related medical issues and statute of limitations. Experienced lawyers from law firms should be able to be relied…

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Mesothelioma survival rate

Mesothelioma survival rate

Only in the US 30,000 people have died between 1999 and 2010. The mesothelioma survival rate can be measured in one, three and five year increments. A 40% of mesothelioma patients survive to the one year pass mark. By the second year this number becomes 20% and the third year 8%. Age, ethnicity and gender play a significant role in the mesothelioma survival rates. Age, race, gender Age, race and gender influence mesothelioma survival rate greatly. For example, an under 50 black male…

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Diffuse Malignant Mesothelioma

Diffuse Malignant Mesothelioma

Is diffuse malignant mesothelioma cancer? Every year an estimated 2000 to 3000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma (or Diffuse Malignant Mesothelioma). It is a rare form of cancer in the lining of the chest and lungs (pleura), around the heart (pericardium) and the abdomen (peritoneum).  Mesothelioma is a rare but very serious condition that is often at an advanced stage when diagnosed. Three quarters of the cases start in the chest cavity; pleural mesothelioma. 10 to 20% start in the abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma),…

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Diagnosis and Testing

Diagnosis and Testing

Diagnosis It is imperative for somebody that thinks that they might have been exposed to asbestos at any point in their life (especially if it was a prolonged time period) to get examined. But as this is a rare form of cancer, it is also very important to see a doctor that specializes in mesothelioma. The doctor will link any symptoms the patient my be presenting to the medical exam. After physical testing (checking if the abdomen is swollen, chest hearing,…

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