Mesothelioma Breaking News

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Soil Mineral Linked to Mesothelioma Deaths in Mexico

Concerns continue to grow over the health threat posed by a mineral called erionite. There is new evidence that erionite dust may be responsible for the elevated mesothelioma and lung cancer death rates in a remote Mexican village. Malignant mesothelioma is usually caused by exposure to asbestos, a naturally-occurring fibrous mineral that was once heavily […]

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New Treatments Have Improved Outcomes for Peritoneal Mesothelioma

The newest studies on peritoneal mesothelioma indicate that the outlook for people with this rare asbestos-linked cancer are better than ever. A recent article in the World Journal of Gastroenterology detailed the progress that has been made – and continues to be made – in the treatment of peritoneal mesothelioma in the last decade. Peritoneal […]


Study Finds Genes May Influence Site of Mesothelioma Tumors

An analysis of chromosomal abnormalities in people with malignant mesothelioma finds that genes may play a significant role in determining where mesothelioma develops in the body. Mesothelioma is an aggressive malignancy primarily associated with exposure to asbestos dust. It’s most common site is on the pleura, the membrane that surrounds the lungs. The second most […]

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