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2014-06-18 23:10:37

A new study of more than 14,000 mesothelioma patients finds that women are much more likely to be alive five years after diagnosis than men are. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 New York researchers say women survive malignant pleural mesothelioma three times as often as do their male counterparts. An article on the new study has just been posted on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Click here to read it now. Population health experts at North Shore/Long Island Jewish Health System...

2014-06-18 08:29:30

Frequently misdiagnosed as pneumonia, the rare cancer in an advanced state leaves family members without knowing how to begin the compensation claims process WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "Because mesothelioma is frequently misdiagnosed as pneumonia frequently the victim does not get properly diagnosed until the cancer in an advanced state and the family had no ability to begin the compensation claims process, or do any type of...

2014-06-16 23:12:58

This week the Mesothelioma Victims Center tackles a side to mesothelioma never previously discussed by sharing a recent ACS article titled, “Nearing the End of Life.” The group is urging family members of a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma to read the article and then call them at 866-714-6466 not only for instant access to the nation's best mesothelioma compensation attorneys, but as importantly for information on how a family should deal with this rare, and lethal form of cancer....

2014-06-16 23:07:45

Ophthalmic plastic surgeons at a New York hospital have successfully treated chemotherapy-related eyelid swelling with surgery. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 A new report details the successful treatment of a drug side effect in a woman on the popular mesothelioma medication, pemetrexed (brand name Alimta). The report has just been published on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Click here to read it now. Researchers in the departments of ophthalmology, oncology, and plastic surgery...

2014-06-12 23:08:51

A new study suggests that platinum-based carboplatin reduces hospital stays and produces better outcomes for peritoneal mesothelioma patients than another popular drug. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Researchers studying the peritoneal mesothelioma treatment approach that combines cytoreductive surgery (CRS) with a wash of heated chemotherapy (HIPEC) have concluded that one drug appears to work better than another for this purpose. Click here to read the details of the article just...

2014-06-11 08:30:14

Immunotherapy treatment, which has potential for long-term improvement with mesothelioma patients, is among the most promising breakthroughs over the last year. LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An international roster of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) experts came together on Saturday, May 7, in Santa Monica, Calif., to discuss the latest research findings on this rare asbestos-related cancer. The symposium, which was hosted by UCLA and the Pacific Heart, Lung and...

2014-06-10 23:10:08

Scientists say a new way of using CT scan data could make it safer to monitor asbestos-exposed individuals for early signs of mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 French and Australian researchers say a new way of creating detailed pictures from CT scans may make it possible to screen for cancers like mesothelioma using less radiation. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new research. Click here for the details. Radiologists from University Hospital CHU G....

2014-06-09 23:09:41

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "In a recent report published on the US Consumer Products Safety Commission's website the agency has released an important informational guide for homeowners on how to avoid being exposed to asbestos, as many older homes still contain asbestos. While we may be one of the better known advocates for diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, and their compensation, as we would like to explain to homeowners with one call to 866-714-6466 asbestos can be...

2014-06-06 23:09:04

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is commenting on a recent American Cancer Society study that says,“The time between first exposure to asbestos and diagnosis of mesothelioma is usually 30 years or more," and adding that individuals who may have been exposed to asbestos decades ago often worked in a work environment that did not regulate asbestos dust. For an unsurpassed service focused on making certain diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their family members, get the best...

2014-06-05 23:15:18

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is now sharing a Georgetown Hospital informational guide on the main risk factors associated with malignant mesothelioma in a new service geared towards getting asbestos exposure on the radar for the adult children of individuals who had heavy exposure to asbestos in the workplace, or while serving in the US Navy. The service includes all-new information for family members who are concerned about the risk factors for malignant mesothelioma and mesothelioma...


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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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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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