Sunday, September 26, 2010

Information about Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that develops in the tissues of the cells lining the lungs, heart and stomach. These tissues are called mesothelial cells and become infected by inhaling dust particles of asbestos fibers. Once these cells are infected by dried have worked most of the people who develop mesothelioma jobs where they were inhaling particles of asbestos or asbestos dust and fibers in other ways. It was also suggested that money and the family worked with asbestos can put people at risk of developing mesothelioma cancer.

Unlike lung cancer, is an association between smoking and mesothelioma but smoking will significantly increase the risk of cancer caused by asbestos others. Compensation via asbestos funds or lawsuits is an important issue in mesothelioma (see asbestos and the law). Symptoms of mesothelioma include shortness of breath due to pleural effusion (fluid between the lung and chest wall) or chest wall pain, and general symptoms like weight loss. Can be diagnosed with lung cancer is suspected of descriptions and CT, confirmed by biopsy (tissue sample) and microscopic study. Torakoskopiya (chest tube inserted in the camera) to take samples for testing.quid that surrounds the main organs in the body and tumors begin to grow.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Press Release of Mesothelioma Cancer

One of the deadliest forms of cancer are detected to date is mesothelioma. Caused by asbestos, the lives of victims in 16-18 months after the first symptoms of mesothelioma appear. Despite the terrible truth about mesothelioma, it is possible to prevent and treat, even when the diagnosis is made in a timely manner.

This disease is distributed in the United States and are known around 3,000 people suffer each year. The reason is the use of asbestos in insulation and construction and many other industries and products. The asbestos inhaled by those working in these areas and mesothelioma cancer. Not only that, but members of the families of these workers are also a victim of the deadly disease by inhalation of asbestos work clothes.

So to combat the disease is very important to know how you can be exposed, how to prevent, what are its symptoms, as can be diagnosed and how it is managed. With all these data are reliable and valid, we bring you, a site that is for all cancer information mesothelioma. is a non-profit. The purpose of the website is to provide accurate information to citizens on what to do if the cancer mesothelioma.

Articles of asbestos exposure in the best treatment options for mesothelioma. You can also pick and choose the best medical center and the best doctor for consultation. There is a separate legal section in which the legality of mesothelioma and their ability to litigation against the asbestos industry is responsible for monitoring.

At the same time, a part of e-clinical where you have a question for specialists in mesothelioma. You can also read all the questions. Other issues are the nursing care, information about asbestos, medical and legal matters and many others.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Malignant mesothelioma

Patients with Hodgkin’s lymphoma who have been treated with radiation may be at an increased risk for malignant mesothelioma.

Although malignant mesothelioma is relatively uncommon, previous research indicated it may be associated with radiation exposure.

Results of several recent epidemiological studies showed that radiation for lymphoma may be linked with an increased risk for malignant mesothelioma. However, these studies involved only a small number of patients and the results needed to be confirmed in larger studies.

For this study, the researchers examined risk for malignant mesothelioma in 2,567 patients who had reached at least five-year survival after treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Patients included in the study had been treated with radiation alone, chemotherapy alone or a combination of both.

Median follow-up period was 18.1 years. At this time, 13 patients had malignant mesothelioma at least five years after being treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Five-year survivors of Hodgkin’s lymphoma were about 26 times more likely than the general population to develop malignant mesothelioma, according to the results. Those treated with radiation alone were about 30 times more likely to develop malignant mesothelioma.

There were no cases of the disease among the 232 patients treated with chemotherapy alone, but patients treated with both radiation and chemotherapy were almost 44 times more likely to develop malignant mesothelioma.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mesothelioma Cancer Identified by Screening

Sing computed tomography scans to screen former asbestos workers can detect both early and late-stage lung cancer and late-stage mesothelioma Cancer, according to a study in the May Journal of Thoracic Oncology. However, it’s still not clear whether screening for these cancers might improve patients’ prognoses.Exposure to asbestos fibers is a known risk factor for lung cancer and the cause of mesothelioma cancer. Although asbestos is still not completely banned in the U.S., it was phased out of American industry to a large degree beginning in the 1970s. However because asbestos-related diseases can take 20 to 40 years to emerge after people have been exposed, former asbestos workers and those exposed to products containing this carcinogen continue to be diagnosed with asbestos caused cancers.

As researchers search for better treatments and even a cure for these diseases, they are also focusing on new diagnostic methods that might identify the cancers earlier. Early diagnosis is particularly crucial with mesothelioma, because many patients survive only one year after they first start to show signs, and symptoms are often difficult to distinguish from those of other lung diseases.

One potential screening method uses low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) to evaluate the lungs and their lining (pleura). LDCT can locate plaques in the lungs, which are a sign of asbestos exposure and have been linked to an increased cancer risk.Currently, there are no recommendations about using LDCT or any other method to screen people who have been exposed to asbestos, and screening isn’t routinely done. “There are currently no methods for the early detection of mesothelioma available,” says lead author Heidi Roberts, MD, Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Toronto. “

This is why we are doing the research.” To determine the effectiveness of LDCT as a screening tool for asbestos-related lung cancers, Dr. Roberts and her colleagues recruited 516 people (most of them men) who had been exposed to asbestos at least 20 years before, or who had known plaques. Participants were given LDCT scans of the chest. Patients who had abnormal scans were given follow-up tests. Those with normal test results were invited to have an annual LDCT scan.

Of the 516 participants, 357 had evidence of plaques. Based on the results of the first scan and annual scans, six of the patients were diagnosed with lung cancers and four were diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Although LDCT was able to detect advanced mesothelioma, as well as early- and late-stage lung cancers, it was not able to diagnose early mesothelioma. The study authors say they need to continue screening patients to help them get a better idea of what early mesothelioma looks like. Also, they say adding biomarkers (substances in the blood that indicate the presence of cancer) to the screening process may provide greater sensitivity to help diagnose those at very high risk for mesothelioma.

Even as techniques are fine-tuned, screening is just one step of a three-tiered effort to combat these cancers, according to Dr. Roberts. “The second step is the parallel development of biomarkers, and the third step is the parallel development of treatment strategies,” she says. “These have to be developed hand-in-hand in order to make this a useful and meaningful tool.”