Mesothelioma Blood Test

Metal-based Compound May Reduce Tumor Size in Pleural, Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Mesothelial cells are found in the lining of major organs such as the chest or the abdomen. When asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested, they slice through the soft tissue and become embedded in the lining of these organs. These fibers cause genetic mutations in the mesothelial cells which then[…]

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Calretinin More Effective Than Mesothelin in Detecting Mesothelioma Early

Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer that is difficult to diagnose because symptoms often mimic other diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis or lung cancer. Pathology reports and biopsies help distinguish this cancer from other illnesses, but often patients will have already developed more serious symptoms because the cancer has[…]

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New research suggests earlier mesothelioma diagnosis is a possibility

Those familiar with the asbestos-caused cancer mesothelioma are well aware the disease takes decades to develop and by the time it’s recognized, it’s too late for recovery.  When symptoms finally develop and mesothelioma is diagnosed, its victims often survive less than one year. In 2008, Japanese researchers released a study[…]

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