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Mesothelioma Patients May Need Medication to Reduce Clot Risk

Malignant mesothelioma does more than impede a patient’s ability to breathe; there’s evidence that it can also increase the risk for blood clots and strokes. Researchers in Ankara, Turkey have just released a new study on the increased risk of thromboembolic events (TEEs) in patients with malignant mesothelioma. TEEs can occur when a blood clot […]

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Mesothelioma Risk from Aging Asbestos Water Pipes

Could asbestos from aging water pipes put you and your family at risk for deadly malignant mesothelioma? As pipes containing asbestos break down over time and need repair, there is concern that improper handling could release the toxic fibers into the environment, posing a mesothelioma risk for workers and residents. It is even possible for […]


Radiation Treatment May Worsen Lung Function in Mesothelioma

Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy, a highly precise method of delivering radiation to a tumor, may improve survival in people with malignant pleural mesothelioma, but it may also make it harder for them to breathe. Researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and Princeton Radiation Oncology reached that conclusion after evaluating 24 mesothelioma surgery patients […]

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