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Immunotherapy for Mesothelioma

Cancer is not something that suddenly happens to the body. Instead, cancerous mutations are occurring regularly. Ideally, the body’s immune system is supposed to identify and kill stray cancerous cells before they reproduce and create a...

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Photodynamic Therapy for Mesothelioma

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a treatment method that has had a great deal of success on other types of cancer, especially skin cancer. In PDT, a patient is given an inert but photosensitive chemical that is taken up preferentially by cancerous...

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Gene Therapy Treatment for Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a serious cancer, and by the time it is diagnosed, it is no longer responsive to most traditional cancer treatments. However, there is hope that gene therapy may someday be able to help mesothelioma victims. Gene therapy typically...

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What Is Malignant Mesothelioma?

Malignant mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer in which malignant cells are found in the lining of the chest or abdomen. There are generally less than 2500 cases diagnosed each year, compared to the nearly 250,000 cases of lung cancer diagnosed...

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Can Smoking Cause Mesothelioma?

One of the common defenses manufacturers used during the early days of litigation over mesothelioma was that mesothelioma was caused by smoking. This defense was intended to divert responsibility for the illness on the victims. However, research...

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How Is Asbestos Detected?

Asbestos detection can mean one of two different things. It can mean detection of asbestos fibers in the air, or it can refer to detection of asbestos in building materials. Testing for airborne asbestos means utilizing aggressive air sampling to...

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