Tag: Mesothelioma

Study on Methoxyamine Treatment for Mesothelioma

Study on Methoxyamine Treatment for Mesothelioma

Researchers at five major cancer research centers, including the Mayo Clinic and the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, are recruiting patients for a study of the chemical methoxyamine. The principal investigator is Doctor Marianna Koczywas at City of Hope. Methoxyamine, when given together with cisplatin and pemetrexed disodium, may be a better treatment for […]

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The World Trade Center and Asbestos Exposure Claims

The World Trade Center and Asbestos Exposure Claims

On September 11, 2001 The World Trade Center (“WTC”) Towers in New York City were attacked by terrorists. Years after these attacks, health threats now loom for both first responders and people who lived or worked nearby the Ground-Zero site. This is because the destruction of the Towers caused what environmental and medical experts believe […]

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The Different Types of Pleural Disorders

The Different Types of Pleural Disorders

The pleura provides protection for your outer lungs and chest cavity. This membrane is made up of two thin sheets of large body tissue that wrap around both the chest cavity and outer lungs. In between the body tissue sheets is the pleural space, which is full of fluid and allows the two pleural layers […]

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The Link Between Asbestos Exposure and Malignant Cancers

The Link Between Asbestos Exposure and Malignant Cancers

Most people are aware that mesothelioma, certain forms of lung cancer and asbestosis are all serious diseases caused by direct exposure to asbestos-containing substances. When a person is exposed to asbestos-containing materials this does not necessarily mean that they will end up with asbestosis or mesothelioma. However, it is generally accepted that asbestos-exposure does increase […]

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Asbestos Exposure and U.S. Service Veterans

Asbestos Exposure and U.S. Service Veterans

U.S. service members account for a huge chunk of the U.S. citizens who suffer from asbestos-exposure related illnesses. In fact, U.S. military veterans account for almost a third of all mesothelioma cases. Sadly, U.S. military veterans are at a way higher risk for asbestosis, mesothelioma and other asbestos exposure related illnesses than the general population […]

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