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International Mesothelioma Registry

International Mesothelioma Registry

An international group of researchers have provided recommendations for countries to create a mesothelioma registry. Mesothelioma registries are great tools to monitor the negative effects of asbestos. It can help to identify clusters of asbestos exposure. Registries can also track the impact of asbestos reduction programs. Asbestos Health Risks Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been found throughout the world. Even though it is toxic, it is used in manufacturing and construction in many countries around the world. Mesothelioma is a cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. It grows in the lining of organs like the lungs. Generally, those who develop mesothelioma show no signs of illness for a long time after their first exposure. It … Continue reading International Mesothelioma Registry »

Rare Case of Pleural Mesothelioma and Breast Cancer

Rare Case of Pleural Mesothelioma and Breast Cancer

In rare instances, people can have two different types of cancer at the same time. It is especially rare to have pleural mesothelioma and breast cancer. One woman in Portugal was found to have this exact diagnosis. According to the authors who shared her case, she is the first published case of mesothelioma and breast cancer at the same time. A Mesothelioma Diagnosis Malignant mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer. It is caused by exposure to asbestos. This type of cancer forms on the lining of internal organs like the lungs. There are three categories of mesothelioma: epithelial, sarcomatoid, and biphasic. When mesothelioma forms on the lining of the lungs, it is called malignant pleural mesothelioma. It is the … Continue reading Rare Case of Pleural Mesothelioma and Breast Cancer »

New Tool to Measure Mesothelioma Stress

Suicide Prevention in Mesothelioma

Researchers from Italy have created a tool to measure psychological distress in patients with malignant mesothelioma. Malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer caused by asbestos exposure. It is unique among cancers because of the combination of medical, psychological, social, and legal factors. The clinical characteristics of mesothelioma can make this disease especially difficult for patients and families. It can take decades for symptoms to appear, and they are often difficult to treat. Because of this, the prognosis usually is not very good for patients. The fact that asbestos exposure typically occurs at work is also difficult for patients to deal with. Unlike other cancers, mesothelioma patients can blame governments or companies for their disease. This can lead to feelings of … Continue reading New Tool to Measure Mesothelioma Stress »