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Treatment of mesothelioma

People who have been diagnosed with any asbestos-related illnesses like mesothelioma will likely need to undergo some combination of the various treatments available to help improve their condition. Unfortunately, these treatments can be very expensive and involved, making the need for financial compensation imperative for families of loved ones whose conditions are caused by negligent exposure to this dangerous building material.

Because mesothelioma is a very serious diagnosis, patients should look for a highly-skilled doctor when seeking treatment for the cancer. Traditionally, mesothelioma patients are treated with some combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment in an effort to remove, eradicate, or suppress the tumors in the lungs. These treatments are invasive and can take a heavy toll on patients, both physically and financially. Additionally, expensive medications are often prescribed in order to treat side effects of the condition. Even with these advanced treatments and excellent hospital care, many patients do not survive mesothelioma, and their families are left to deal with overwhelming medical, hospice, and funeral payments.

When negligent employers allow their employees to be exposed to asbestos in the air or workplace, they should be held financially accountable for all of the costs associated with the condition. To learn how our attorneys can help you pursue this type of claim, fill out the contact form and a representative will reach out to you as soon as possible.

Benefit concert held for man fighting mesothelioma

A man fighting mesothelioma was honored at a benefit concert by local Pennsylvania bands.

The benefit was produced by an entertainment company and held at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The man was diagnosed with mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos while working with the U.S. Air Force in Panama and while working at Nabisco for six years in a building that was closed for asbestos removal. The proceeds from the event were to help the man pay for prescriptions and medical costs.

If you or a loved one would like to learn more about the dangers of asbestos exposure, contact us or visit us at our site http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Researchers Find New Tool in Fighting Mesothelioma

Researchers in Turkey have found a new biological marker that may be able to aid in the identification of malignant mesothelioma.  The marker is called D2-40, and can help differentiate mesothelioma from pulmonary adenocarcinomas.

Doctors have long had trouble distinguishing malignant mesothelioma, benign mesothelioma, and pulmonary adenocarcinomas, which look very similar under the microscope.  The D2-40 marker may be able to provide an earlier positive identification, which could help doctors catch the disease quicker and provide better care sooner.

If you’d like to learn more about mesothelioma and developments in the treating of the cancer, contact us or visit us at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Researchers Work to Develop Mesothelioma Drug

A joint team comrpised of researchers from Chinese and American companies is working to develop a new drug to aid in the battle against cancer.  The drug, currently called OSI-930, is an inhibitor which helps stop the spread of cancerous cells, which prevents the spread of the disease.

According to the researchers, the KDR/Kit inhibitor is showing good signs of stopping the spread of both small and non-small cell lung cancer.  The team is hopeful that the drug will also show positive signs of eliminating the spread of mesothelioma cancer, the deadly form of cancer linked to asbestos exposure.

If you’d like to learn more about the dangers of asbestos exposure, contact us or visit us at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Oxford University Unveils New Mesothelioma Test

Oxford University in England has developed a new mesothelioma test which, unlike traditional tests which look for cancer cells, looks for high levels of certain types of protein in the mesothelium, the membrane in which mesothelioma first develops.  Because it tests for protein levels rather than cancer cells, the test can actually predict a patient’s likelihood of developing mesothelioma long before it appears, making treatment better and more proactive.

Additionally, the test is less invasive than current tests, and more relaible.  The researchers believe it is the future for mesothelioma testing.

If you or someone you love is suffering from mesothelioma, contact us at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

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