Mesothelioma can be an extremely difficult strain of cancer to treat. It is resistant to most know treatments. It progresses quickly in its spread throughout the body, possibly because of its developmental proximity to the bloodstream, and it is frequently not diagnosed until it is in its later stages. This last is due to a …

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Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy is one of three standard treatments for mesothelioma. The others are surgery and chemotherapy. All three are used for both curative and palliative procedures. Although none of these treatments can cure the disease, they can be used to control its spread. Used together in a multiphasic approach, they can effectively slow its development …

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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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