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Screening for Mesothelioma: New French Tool May Help

screening for mesothelioma

Researchers in France say they have come up with a highly accurate way of screening for mesothelioma and lung cancer.  A new study shows their method, which includes a job history, a questionnaire, and an in-person interview, is 100 percent accurate at identifying people with asbestos cancer. If it can be confirmed in a larger group of patients, the tool may allow for easier and earlier diagnostic screening for mesothelioma. The Challenge of Screening for Mesothelioma Malignant mesothelioma is a fast-growing cancer with a dismal prognosis. Earlier diagnosis might help, but the disease produces few symptoms until it is very advanced. By the time mesothelioma symptoms like chest pain and coughing appear, it is often too late for treatment to … Continue reading Screening for Mesothelioma: New French Tool May Help »