The long road to illness

After exposure to asbestos fibers, it may take anywhere from twenty to fifty years for symptoms of malignancy to surface. If symptoms do surface before that time, they are often discounted or misdiagnosed as something else such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease, pneumonia, or even the flu. Unfortunately, a misdiagnosis allows the real …

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Photodynamic Therapy

The difficulty of treating mesothelioma is well known. Currently, the top treatments are surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, but even these cannot cure the disease. In an effort to find more effective treatments, scientists and researchers are exploring many potential avenues. One of the most interesting of a number of new and alternative treatments being …

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