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Mesothelioma And Asbestos

Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lungs associated with exposure to asbestos. In addition to the lungs, it can effect the lining of the abdominal cavity or the pericardium surrounding the heart.  Mesothelioma is uncommon in the general population with the exception of workers exposed to asbestos.

mesothelioma and asbestosMesothelioma gets its name from the mesothelium sac where the cancerous sells can be found.  The cancer is a malignant disease that gets its start from inhaled microscopic asbestos fibers.

Most of those diagnosed with Mesothelioma worked at jobs where they were exposed to asbestos fibers or asbestos dust.  Asbestos used to be a component of home insulation, brake shoes and some cement compounds.  Workers installing, or renovating homes containing asbestos insulation or asbestos cement and people coming in contact with clothing or equipment covered in asbestos dust were at risk of contracting Mesothelioma.

Today, asbestos has been banned in products that might lend themselves to asbestos fiber or dust exposure.


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Mesothelioma Immunotherapy Trial Involves Targeted Radiation Mesothelioma Immunotherapy Trial Involves Targeted Radiation Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City has opened a clinical trial for mesothelioma involving a combination of targeted radiation and the novel immunotherapy drug avelumab. Hopes are high for the first of its kind study. The trial will

Proposed Legislation Calls For Ban On Asbestos In Childrenaposs Makeup Mesot... Proposed Legislation Calls for Ban on Asbestos in Children39s Makeup Asbestos contaminated talcum powder, for instance, has been at the forefront of thousands of lawsuits lately for consumers facing ovarian cancer and mesothelioma from its use. Asbestos contamination has also been an issue in a number of other consumer

Afatinibaposs Expanded Use Opens Possibility Of New Treatment Option For Meso... blog Afatinib39s Expanded Use Opens Possibility of New Treatment Option for Mesothelioma Patients blog The EGFR mutation has been found in certain populations of lung cancer and mesothelioma patients. Compared with other EGFR mutations, L861Q, G719X or S768I substitution mutations are associated with a poorer prognosis and limited treatment options

MiniTumors May Help Doctors Develop Personalized Mesothelioma Treatments Sur...
Surviving Mesothelioma Mini Tumors May Help Doctors Develop Personalized Mesothelioma Treatments Surviving Mesothelioma In the new report, researchers detail how they used mesothelioma cells to grow the 3D mini mesothelioma tumors and keep them alive. They then developed mutation specific drug combinations. Finally, using these tumors on a chip as the study calls them

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