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Options for a Compassionate Allowance After a Peritoneal Mesothelioma Prognosis

“Peritoneal mesothelioma prognosis” are not the words you want to hear your doctor say. All of the consequences that follow a mesothelioma diagnosis are direct and debilitating…it is never good news. Finding out that you most likely will not return to work or have the physical lifestyle you were once accustomed to will be hard news to swallow. It will leave you with many concerns and questions....

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A Guide for Veterans: Stage 4 Mesothelioma

PART FOUR Military veterans comprise the largest occupational group to be impacted by asbestos toxicity and its related medical conditions—including a fatal form of cancer known as mesothelioma. The following six-part series is dedicated to them. A highly hazardous carcinogen, or cancer-causing agent-asbestos was used in countless construction projects of every U.S. Military branch, with a...

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Information about Mesothelioma for Veterans

As the largest single group diagnosed each year with mesothelioma, veterans of the U.S. Military represent a palpable example of just how serious the asbestos backlash was and continues to be. Navy veterans alone comprise nearly a third of all mesothelioma victims; and former service men and women from every branch of the military have been affected to some degree. Tragically, many of these vets...

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Late Mesothelioma Stages: Months to Live

Sadly, the majority of victims are not diagnosed until they are already in the advanced mesothelioma stages. By this point, treatment efforts are generally limited, and patients are often given only a few months left to live. The reasons for the prevalence of late-stage diagnoses and an explanation of their universal terminability make up the following sections. Diagnostic Difficulties and the...

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