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2014 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma Heads to D.C. Area

The 2014 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma kicks off Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia. The Symposium, now in its 11th year, welcomes all attendees from patients and their families to advocates, members of the medical community, and more. The Symposium, which begins on Advocacy Day, will feature  Continue Reading »

Large Study Shows Even Small Amounts of Asbestos Can Cause Cancer

Asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma. When asbestos fibers are breathed in, they may get trapped in the lungs where they may remain for a long period of time. Over time, these fibers can accumulate and cause inflammation and scarring. This can affect breathing and lead to a number of serious health conditions.  Continue Reading »

Study: Blood Test May Detect Early Stage Mesothelioma

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 »

Pilot Program Shows Promise in Fight Against Mesothelioma

A radiation oncologist in Victoria, Australia says a tested radiation technique may improve the life expectancy for mesothelioma patients. The technique involves administering high doses of radiotherapy to decrease the activity of tumor masses. These high doses are considered much higher than conventional doses which, in many cases, offer poor results. Radiotherapy (another term for  Continue Reading »