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  • Discovery of Key to Blood Vessel Formation Could Lead to Treatment That Slows Growth of Mesothelioma

    Mesothelioma is a signature cancer of asbestos, affecting the lining of the lung or abdomen. The cancer is extremely aggressive, and the cancer cells continue to grow and multiply as additional blood vessels develop bringing more food and oxygen to them. Now, researchers believe they have found the key to blood vessel formation opening the …

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    Posted on Thursday, Aug 21, 2014
  • Mesothelioma Patients Encouraged to Prepare for Surgery to Ease Recovery

    Earlier this month, thoracic nurse Lisa Hyde-Barrett offered suggestions to mesothelioma patients for mentally preparing for their upcoming surgery. She reports that by mentally preparing first, patients will recover faster. Preparation does not stop there though, being in good physical shape and knowledgeable about the procedure can help ease stress and result in an easier …

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    Posted on Monday, Aug 18, 2014
  • Which Mesothelioma Surgery Should You Consider?

    Patients with mesothelioma are sometimes faced with surgical options to remove damaged tissue and/or organ parts. Patients rely on advice from specialists and surgeons treating them, but there are some factors that might be overlooked: physical and genetic characteristics of the patient. Marcelo DaSilva, MD, is a mesothelioma expert affiliated with the Loyola University Health …

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    Posted on Saturday, Aug 16, 2014
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