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2014-08-28 08:28:16

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center cannot over-emphasize how incredibly vital it is for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma to have instant and on-the-spot access to the nation's best compensation attorneys for this rare form of cancer. The group also emphasizes that these incredibly skilled legal experts are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to helping a family with estate planning. For more information, all diagnosed victims of mesothelioma...

2014-08-27 23:10:14

Doctors in Italy have linked an electrolyte imbalance with shorter survival times in people on chemotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma. (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 A new study at an Italian university finds that patients who develop a condition called hyponatraemia, or low blood sodium levels, during chemotherapy are less likely to respond to the treatment. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted a comprehensive article on the new research. Click here to read it now. Oncologists at...

2014-08-27 08:28:06

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Victims Center believes most diagnosed victims of mesothelioma in the Keystone State get shortchanged when it comes to financial compensation for this asbestos exposure form of cancer, because they did not know how to differentiate between what are the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys who consistently get the best financial results for their clients, any lawyers, or law firms that are not that great....

2014-08-27 08:28:02

The financial compensation process begins with calling the Mesothelioma Victims Center for honest help and guidance WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging family members of a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma who has recently died before having the chance to begin the financial compensation process to call them immediately at 866-714-6466, before time to get compensated really does run out. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com Photo -...

2014-08-26 23:15:05

The Mesothelioma Victims Center believes one of the biggest issues facing individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma is that without an annual checkup it is very difficult to detect this very rare form of cancer, which is why the group is advocating victims have a yearly x-ray performed by a skilled radiologist if they had heavy exposure to asbestos decades ago. The Center believes a recent news announcement about biomarkers could be the kind of breakthrough that might allow for earlier...

2014-08-26 23:11:14

Japanese doctors say a technique that measures fluorescent light emissions from cells can be used to help distinguish tiny mesothelioma tumors. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Cancer researchers in Hokkaido, Japan have successfully used an autofluorescence imaging system to identify mesothelioma and other pleural cancers during video-assisted thoracic surgery. Click here to read Surviving Mesothelioma’s new article on the findings. Scientists at Asahikawa Medical University used a...

2014-08-25 23:11:35

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is providing individuals who were exposed to asbestos several decades ago at a workplace such as a power plant, an oil refinery, a manufacturing facility, or while serving in the US Navy with up-to-date information on asbestos related illnesses such as mesothelioma. The group feels that most diagnosed victims don't fully understand what is happening to them and might not have the time to do research on where to find information about how to get the best...

2014-08-25 23:00:58

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation released today a video of the acclaimed author, Lionel Shriver, showing her support to end mesothelioma, by urging viewers to observe September 26th as Mesothelioma Awareness Day. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) released today a video of award-winning author, Lionel Shriver, in which Ms. Shriver urges viewers to observe September 26th as Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The video...

2014-08-25 08:28:04

SAN PEDRO, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For months now, patients and advocates (including Lt. Colonel James G. Zumwalt, USMC (Ret.)) have been entreating former Secretary Shinseki and Under Secretary Petzel to simply notify patients and doctors within the vast VA network of the world-class treatment available to veterans suffering from mesothelioma as a result of service-related asbestos exposure. About a year ago, the VA Medical Center in West Los Angeles, California...

2014-08-23 23:01:56

A study on intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for mesothelioma finds that, the higher an institution’s level of experience with the therapy, the better the results are likely to be. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 23, 2014 A team of New York researchers say the cancer-fighting effects of IMRT for mesothelioma last longer when preceded by surgery and delivered by an experienced team. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new study. Click here to read it now. Doctors...


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2005-05-26 12:16:31

Asbestos (Greek a-, "not"; sbestos, "extinguishable") is a group of fibrous metamorphic minerals. The name is derived for its historical use in lamp wicks; the resistance of asbestos to fire has long been exploited for a variety of purposes. It was used in fabrics such as Egyptian burial cloths and Charlemagne's tablecloth, which, according to legend, he threw in a fire to clean. When asbestos is used for its resistance to fire or heat, the fibers are typically mixed with cement or woven...

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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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