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2014-05-20 23:10:05

Spanish nuclear medicine experts find that PET scans with a radioactive tracer are a valuable way to diagnose and monitor mesothelioma in the abdomen. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Researchers studying the effectiveness of the imaging method called 18F-FDG-PET for peritoneal mesothelioma say it is good at detecting both the presence and absence of cancer. An article on the new research is now available on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Click here to read it. Imaging experts at a...

2014-05-19 23:12:33

This week the Mesothelioma Victims Center is sharing a CDC report on how the 1960s brought about one of the best known “cancer clusters” studied in which victims developed mesothelioma from a direct relationship to asbestos exposure. The Center is urging diagnosed victims of mesothelioma and their family members to call 866-714-6466 if the victim worked in a shipyard, or in a manufacturing, or industrial workplace where asbestos was present, because these types of victims frequently...

2014-05-16 23:10:17

This week the Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging homeowners whose home was built prior to 1985 to be extremely cautious about disturbing asbestos in their homes attic, drywall, or insulated plumbing lines, because of the risk of exposure to asbestos. As recently pointed out in a statement by the US Surgeon General, "There is no known safe levels of asbestos exposure." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "This...

2014-05-15 23:12:41

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center says,“According to an article published by the American Cancer Society about 3,000 US citizens are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year, which is not a very large number when compared to the population size of the demographic for potential victims. This week we wanted to share key statistics from the American Cancer Society in the hopes of educating victims and family members of this small population on what to look out for, as well explain to...

2014-05-15 23:09:24

Chinese researchers say the synthetic molecules used to make electronics and optics can behave like asbestos in the lungs of rats, raising their chances of developing mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 The cancer typically associated with asbestos exposure may also eventually be found to be caused by synthetic particles called multi-walled carbon nanotubes. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on some disturbing new research. Click here to read it. Scientists at...

2014-05-14 23:13:28

In light of a FEMA study the Mesothelioma Victims Center has recently found, the group is urging U.S. Firefighters diagnosed with mesothelioma call the Center at 866-714-6466 for instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys. This week the Center is sharing research they have found with any U.S. Firefighter in the hopes of identifying potential treatment options in the specific area or region of the victim, so that these individuals can get the...

2014-05-13 23:13:17

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is taking the time this week to explain what an AV rated mesothelioma attorney means for all diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, and shares how these attorneys reach an AV rating according to Martindale-Hubble Ratings. Any victim or family member concerned about receiving the best possible compensation for this rare form of cancer, and want to better understand the AV rating system, need to contact the Mesothelioma Compensation Center anytime at...

2014-05-13 23:09:03

Mesothelioma patients and their families can both benefit from the support of an online community say Australian psychology experts. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Patients with mesothelioma and those involved in their care could potentially protect themselves from some of the damaging effects of chronic stress by joining an online support group. An article on these fascinating new findings has just been posted on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Click here to read it. Researchers...

2014-05-08 23:09:27

New published studies from around the world indicate that different protein biomarkers can play different roles in the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Blood tests for certain kind of proteins have the potential to improve the diagnosis and treatment of pleural mesothelioma. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article detailing several important new studies on these biomarkers. Click here to read it. In one of...

2014-05-06 23:10:13

Dutch doctors say the elevated mesothelioma risk in smokers makes safe handling even more critical. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Two lung cancer experts from a cancer center in Amsterdam say a study of Dutch construction workers proves why safe asbestos handling laws are so important. An article on their insights has just been posted on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Click here to read it. Pulmonologists Dr. Paul Baas and Dr. JA Burgers of the AVL/NKI Cancer Center analyzed a...

Latest Mesothelioma Reference Libraries

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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