Esophageal Stents As a Palliative Care Measure for Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma, a cancer that invades the wall lining of the lungs and other internal organs, is a particularly difficult type of cancer to treat. Almost universally related to the inhalation of asbestos particles, treatment of advanced stages of the disease is largely palliative. Palliative health care refers to the focus of relieving symptoms and pain… Continue reading Esophageal Stents As a Palliative Care Measure for Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma Patterns in the United States

A recent study sheds some insight into the background rates of mesothelioma over the past several decades in the United States. The study looked at patterns for males and females in five age groups. According to the study performed by Exponent Inc., a health sciences practice in New York City, mesothelioma rates remained relatively constant… Continue reading Mesothelioma Patterns in the United States