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Are There Any New Treatments for Mesothelioma?

Are There Any New Treatments for Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of lung cancer that often develops after exposure to asbestos. Once diagnosed, mesothelioma patients have an average life expectancy of 6 to 18 months. Given the seriousness of the disease, mesothelioma patients may wonder whether there are any new, experimental treatments that may benefit them when surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation are not successful. Below,...

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What Are the Side Effects of Mesothelioma Treatments?

What Are the Side Effects of Mesothelioma Treatments?

There are several treatment options available for mesothelioma patients, depending on the severity and progression of the disease. The three main treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Below, we discuss the possible side effects of these three treatments. Surgery Patients with malignant mesothelioma may undergo a surgical procedure called an extrapleural pneumonectomy....

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Who is More Likely to Become Exposed to Asbestos?

Who is More Likely to Become Exposed to Asbestos?

Mesothelioma is a rare yet aggressive form of lung cancer that often develops after exposure to the toxic substance asbestos. Certain individuals are more likely to be exposed to asbestos than others. Below, we discuss who these individuals are and what you can do if you developed mesothelioma after asbestos exposure. Where is Asbestos Found? Asbestos is located all over the world and has been...

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