Mesothelioma Breaking News

  • Report Highlights Mesothelioma Danger in Home Repairs

    1313484_home renovationA new article published in a Danish medical journal highlights the potential mesothelioma danger of certain kinds of do-it-yourself home repairs. Mesothelioma is a highly aggressive and currently incurable cancer of body membranes caused almost exclusively by exposure to asbestos dust. Most mesothelioma patients have a history of working in an occupation, such as construction, manufacturing, or asbestos mining that exposed ...
  • Targeted Radiotherapy Technique May Beat IMRT for Some Mesothelioma Patients

    16142723_woman patient2There is new evidence that an innovative radiotherapy technique called volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) may be even better than other targeted radiation methods for mesothelioma patients who have had surgery. VMAT is a sophisticated radiotherapy technique designed to deliver highly targeted radiation into a tumor while sparing normal tissues around it. During a VMAT treatment, single or multiple radiation beams ...
  • A Better Way to Diagnose Mesothelioma?

    3013315_cellNew research suggests there may be a less invasive way to accurately diagnose malignant pleural mesothelioma. Right now, the gold standard for mesothelioma diagnosis is examination of suspected tumor cells under a microscope. To get those cells, doctors have to perform either an open surgery called thoracotomy or a less invasive operation called thoracoscopy using smaller incisions and a camera for ...
What is mesothelioma

What is Mesothelioma

Learn about the types of mesothelioma - pleural and peritoneal, statistics, and how mesothelioma is diagnosed.

Causes of mesothelioma

Causes of Mesothelioma

Learn about the different types of asbestos and where this carcinogenic mineral can be found even today.

Mesothelioma Legal Resources

Mesothelioma Legal Resources

Learn about the compensation available to mesothelioma victims and how to identify reputable law firms.