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What Medical Terminology Do Mesothelioma Patients and Their Families Need to Know?

Published on Oct 7, 2021 at 5:05 pm in Mesothelioma Information.
What Medical Terminology Do Mesothelioma Patients and Their Families Need to Know

Doctors who deal with a rare illness like mesothelioma know that the vast majority of people, even highly-trained physicians, don’t know much about the disease. A good doctor will therefore be gracious in helping to explain the terms and concepts you need to know to understand this condition. But whether you are doing research, seeking […]

What Organs Are Most Affected by Mesothelioma?

Published on Sep 16, 2021 at 3:36 pm in Mesothelioma Information.
3-d model of heart

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 […]

What to Expect During End Stage Mesothelioma

Published on Oct 15, 2020 at 3:15 pm in Mesothelioma Information.
Hospital hallway with doctors

Mesothelioma is a terminal illness that develops years after exposure to asbestos. This exposure could have happened from living or working in a building that had asbestos containing materials or if someone worked in construction and they were around asbestos. It’s likely that the exposure to asbestos, and the resulting mesothelioma diagnosis, happened because of […]

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