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Silica Microparticle Shows Promise for Treatment of Malignant Mesothelioma

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 »

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Treatments for Mesothelioma: Understanding the Difference, Types, Benefits

Complementary and Alternative Medicine, dubbed “CAM” by the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, refers to treatments that are not part of traditional medical practices.  Although the terms “complementary” and “alternative” are often used interchangeably, there are several significant differences between the two.   Complementary treatments are used along with conventional medicine—as  Continue Reading »

Mesothelioma Prognosis Part One: Treatment

Know your treatment options for mesothelioma An average of 3,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year.  This rare form of cancer is caused by asbestos exposure and may be found in the pleura (the lining of the chest and lung), the peritoneum (abdomen), the pericardium (the cone-shaped sac of membrane that  Continue Reading »

MRHFM Law Firm Adds Dr. Gharagozloo to Physician Reference List for Positive Results with for Mesothelioma Patients

Dr. Gharagozloo Dr. Gharagozloo is a thoracic surgeon who heads the University of Arizona Health Network Thoractic Oncology Program.  Because mesothelioma is one of the most aggressive of all cancers, Dr. Gharagozloo performs a very progressive surgery – an extrapleural pneumonectomy. Dr. Gharagozloo uses a robotic-assisted procedure that reduces blood loss, shortens the patient’s hospital  Continue Reading »