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Study Reveals Heightened Risk of Mesothelioma Among Native American Population

Malignant mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is diagnosed in fewer than 3,500 Americans each year, and a recently-published report has revealed that the nation’s Native American population is at greater risk for being diagnosed with the disease than is true of other demographic groups. 

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Texas Man Files Mesothelioma Lawsuit Against Multiple Companies

A longtime resident of Tomball, Texas has filed a mesothelioma lawsuit against several companies that he blames for exposing him to the deadly carcinogen asbestos. Together with his wife Linda, Robert Higginbotham has filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court naming 3M, Johnson & Johnson, and the Tomball School District where he once worked, as well as a number of others.

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Courts Consolidate Mesothelioma Cases to Save Time, Money, Stress

If you’ve been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma or any other asbestos-related disease and you are considering pursuing legal action against the companies responsible for exposing you to the carcinogen that caused your illness, you may be scared. It can be very intimidating to take on an asbestos company, especially if they are one of the big-name organizations with an army of attorneys. One of the ways that you can minimize your stress while strengthening your case is to consolidate with another victim whose circumstances are similar to yours.

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Study Shows that Chemotherapy is Underutilized in the Treatment of Malignant Mesothelioma

Take just a second to type the term “malignant mesothelioma treatment” into the Google search bar and you’re quickly met with more information than you could possibly ever read on the subject. Dive deeply into any of the reputable sources and you’ll quickly find that the most common protocol prescribed for those diagnosed with the rare and deadly form of cancer is a combination of chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy. Even patients who understand the terminal nature of their disease are frequently provided with chemotherapy in order to shrink their tumors and make them more comfortable. Yet a study published in the journal Supportive Care in Cancerhas revealed that many patients diagnosed with mesothelioma are never given chemotherapy treatment.

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Israeli Lung Cancer Blood Test May Lead to Similar Test for Mesothelioma

One of the reasons that malignant mesothelioma is such a deadly disease is that it is rarely diagnosed early enough for treatment to be effective. The rare cancer, which is caused by exposure to asbestos, has an extremely long latency period. Patients do not begin to exhibit symptoms of the disease until it is already far advanced in the body, and even once symptoms arise there can be a significant lag between their appearance and a firm diagnosis. This dynamic has made early diagnosis one of the chief goals of mesothelioma researchers, and now an Israeli startup may have broken through with a solution.

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Asbestos Study Sparks Mesothelioma Concerns in Thailand

Asbestos use dates back to the times of the Ancient Greeks, and until the mineral was determined to be carcinogenic and responsible for the development of malignant mesothelioma and other diseases, it was used around the world.  But once that discovery was made, bans began to be put in place, and at this time more than 60 countries worldwide have stopped using the material entirely, and more have significantly cut back on its use. This is not the case for the country of Thailand, and that lack of action may have a far-reaching impact on their population: a recent study showed that almost of the population has traces of the deadly material in their lungs.

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Researchers Assess Surgery/Chemotherapy Combination Safe

Patients diagnosed with malignant peritoneal mesothelioma have had the benefit of an innovative treatment called HIPEC, or Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, which involves pouring a solution of heated chemotherapeutic medication into the open surgical site in order to kill any mesothelioma cells left behind after surgical resection. Now a group of Indian doctors has investigated the safety of a similar procedure for pleural mesothelioma, and have concluded that it does not risk the risk of complications. This is good news for mesothelioma patients seeking the greatest possible effect of surgical removal of their tumors.

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Appeals Court Denies Power Company in Asbestos Cancer Lawsuit

Years before Larry Cook was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, he worked for Florida Power & Light Company. Once he learned that his illness was caused by exposure to asbestos, he did some investigating and found that despite asbestos regulations, he was likely exposed to the carcinogenic material while on the job. After he filed a complaint against the company seeking compensation for the injuries he has suffered, he has run into countless roadblocks as the company has refused to provide the information he needs to pursue his case. This week the Third District Court of Appeals stepped in, dismissing the power company’s arguments that providing the information would be too costly and time consuming.

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New Study Links Asbestos Exposure to Heightened Risk for Prostate Cancer

It has long been known that exposure to the mineral asbestos is the direct cause of malignant mesothelioma, and that asbestos exposure can also lead to other serious illnesses, including asbestosis, asbestos-related lung cancers, and several lung diseases. Now a group of researchers from China have conducted a systematic literature review and meta-analysis that has raised another important concern: that exposure to the deadly carcinogen may also heighten the risk for prostate cancer.

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Shared Information Highlights International Effort to Stop Mesothelioma

A recent announcement by Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration revealed the extent of international efforts to prevent malignant mesothelioma across the globe. The agency revealed that they received word from both U.S. and Canadian authorities regarding asbestos in a variety of cosmetic products manufactured by a Taiwanese manufacturer. The products are being pulled off of the shelves of all stores in Taiwan.

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