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What Organs Are Most Affected by Mesothelioma?

Published on Sep 16, 2021 at 3:36 pm in Mesothelioma Information.
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Mesothelioma is a unique form of cancer that affects the mesothelium of an organ in the patient’s body. The mesothelium is a lining made up of a layer of specialized cells called mesothelial cells. The mesothelium lines the outside of most major internal organs, and runs along the inside of areas such as the stomach, […]

What Is Pneumonitis and Why Can It Occur During Mesothelioma Treatment?

Published on Sep 16, 2021 at 2:49 pm in Mesothelioma Information.
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Pneumonitis is a serious problem that can occur during radiation or immunotherapy treatments for various types of cancer. It can be notably problematic when treating cancers that involve the lungs. Mesothelioma patients, particularly those who have been diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma affecting the lining of the lungs, need to be aware of this condition and […]

Is Mesothelioma Considered a Rare Type of Cancer?

Published on Sep 2, 2021 at 2:50 pm in Mesothelioma Information.
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Mesothelioma is relatively rare compared to some of the more commonly-occurring cancers in the United States and around the world. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 3,000 new cases of malignant mesothelioma are diagnosed in our nation each year, comprising less than 0.3% of all U.S. cancer diagnoses. Female breast cancer, by contrast, records […]

How Real Is “Chemo Brain” and How Can Mesothelioma Patients Fight It?

Published on Aug 26, 2021 at 9:25 am in Mesothelioma Information.
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If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another form of cancer and are undergoing treatment, you have probably come across the phrase “chemo brain.” Outside (and sometimes inside) cancer care communities, there is a lot of uncertainty about what this actually means. Let’s look at the definition of this term, what causes the phenomenon […]

Pain Management Tips for Mesothelioma Patients

Published on Aug 19, 2021 at 3:48 pm in Patient Care.
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Mesothelioma’s impact on the body can be fast-acting and cause extreme pain. This disease is notably difficult to diagnose, as symptoms which present may be indicative of other health issues and illnesses. And because this rare form of cancer is often diagnosed in its later stages, pain management can become a serious concern for mesothelioma […]

Philips Respironics Recalls CPAP and BiPAP Devices

Published on Jun 25, 2021 at 2:12 pm in Product Liability.
Phillips Respironics Recalls CPAP and BiPAP Devices

CPAPs and BiPAPs are great devices that can help you breathe more effectively throughout the night. These devices are classified as ventilators, but they don’t provide the function that you typically think of ventilators providing. They’re not used for life support, but rather to ensure the patient’s airflow is going to the right place. These […]

FDA Approves Treatment for Drug Therapy-Resistant Lung Cancer Mutation

Published on Jun 7, 2021 at 12:10 pm in News.

Previously, adults with non-small cell lung cancer and whose tumors have a specific genetic mutation, called KRAS G12C, didn’t have the option of drug therapy because the tumors were resistant to drugs. This is a large problem because the KRAS mutation affects almost 25 percent of patients with non-small cell lung cancer, and the KRAS […]

How Successful Is Cryotherapy for Mesothelioma Patients?

Published on May 7, 2021 at 5:27 pm in Forms of Treatment.

Mesothelioma is a malignant cancer that currently has no cure. People can develop mesothelioma if they were exposed to asbestos. They breathe or ingest the fibers, which settle in the body. Over time, the fibers form dangerous cancer cells. Unfortunately, the signs of mesothelioma may not show up until the cancer is in its advanced […]

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