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Mustaches for Meso 2014

Written on March 6, 2014 at 3:01 pm, by

March is the time to sport a mustache AND support mesothelioma awareness. This event originated from Mesothelioma UK and carries an important message to support mesothelioma patients and carers. We are spreading word in the United States about this great fundraising event. To learn about how you can get involved or donate visit Throughout  Continue Reading »

Study: Blood Test May Detect Early Stage Mesothelioma

Written on March 5, 2014 at 1:15 pm, by

Diagnosing mesothelioma in its early stages offers a number of benefits. Early detection offers better treatment options, better quality of life, and better survival rates. Because mesothelioma is often diagnosed in its later stages, the average survival time for mesothelioma victims (post-diagnosis) is 4 to 30 months. Although the medical landscape offers few incontrovertible studies  Continue Reading »

Jury Awards $730,000 to Former Boilermaker, Ship Surveyor

Written on February 25, 2014 at 10:39 am, by

In 2008 Mr. Charles Akins, a retired boilermaker and ship surveyor, received a dreadful diagnosis that would force him to take a trip down memory lane—all the way back to the 1960s. Mr. Akins was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma, a type of asbestos-related cancer that affects the peritoneum (lining of the internal organs). Around 30%  Continue Reading »

Silica Microparticle Shows Promise for Treatment of Malignant Mesothelioma

Written on February 18, 2014 at 10:46 am, by

Malignant mesothelioma(s) are cancerous tumors of the lining of the pleura (lung and chest cavity), caused exclusively by asbestos exposure. Many believed that only long-term exposure to asbestos caused malignant mesothelioma, but it is now known that even short-term and second-hand exposure to asbestos dust can cause this aggressive and debilitating disease. The latency period  Continue Reading »

Emerging Science Shows Promise in Advancing Early Detection, Fight Against Mesothelioma

Written on February 13, 2014 at 11:54 am, by

One of the most interesting definitions of nanotechnology is offered by Encyclopedia Britannica’s Merriam-Webster Dictionary. It is also one of the easiest to understand. It defines nanotechnology as “the science of manipulating materials on an atomic or molecular scale especially to build microscopic devices (as robots).” Not to be confused with the controversial “nanomaterials” that  Continue Reading »