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Aussie Woman Wins Asbestos Exposure Suit After Mesothelioma Takes Her Life

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A 64-year old Aussie woman, who lost her battle to mesothelioma 8 months ago, has won the equivalent of nearly half a million U.S. dollars from an asbestos exposure claim. The Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia announced on Monday, that Sydney resident, Margaret Dawson, was awarded 550,000 Australian dollars or roughly 0,000 USD, in her […]

Man Suffering From Mesothelioma Stresses the Importance of Compensation

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64-Year old Geoffrey Bradshaw should be heading into retirement, but unfortunately doesn’t have much to look forward to, as doctors have told him he’ll spend his retirement suffering through the last few months of his life with mesothelioma. To make a bad situation worse, Bradshaw could potentially miss out on any compensation because his former […]

New Technology Provides Earlier Detection of Mesothelioma

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A new technology has been announced that potentially could make it easier and faster to diagnose mesothelioma. Michael Harbut, M.D., co-director of the National Center for Vermiculite and Asbestos-Related Cancers (NCVAC) announced that radiographic approaches to diagnose can aid in the detection of mesothelioma. Radiographic approaches developed by Carmen Endress, M.D., FACR, Associate Professor of […]

James P. Wilmot Cancer Center Study Suggests Acupressure Wristbands Reduce Nausea in Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy

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A new study suggests that acupressure wristbands reduce nausea for cancer patients receiving radiation treatment. Despite previous studies that suggest a placebo effect concerning acupressure wristbands reducing nausea in patients receiving radiation therapy, researchers at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at URMC are finding information that would suggest otherwise. In the most recent clinical […]

Mesothelioma Patients Tumor Reduced by 73 Percent

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A British mesothelioma patient who was given only months to live is celebrating news her tumor has shrunk by 73 percent following experimental treatment in Germany. Debbie Brewer who was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2006 is absolutely thrilled with the final results of a nine-month course of specialized chemotherapy. Debbie was told by doctors that […]

RapidArc to Speed Up Radiation Therapy

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The University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) will be the first cancer treatment center in the United States to offer a new type of radiation therapy to cancer patients. In the past radiation therapy, although helpful, has been time consuming and offered an opportunity to harm non cancerous tissue while trying to treat cancerous tissues. At […]

Asbestos Reconfirmed as the Cause of Mesothelioma

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The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has reconfirmed this week that all commercial asbestos fibers – including chrysotile, the most commercially used form of asbestos – cause lung cancer and mesothelioma. The agency also reconfirmed that the toxic mineral causes laryngeal cancer and newly confirmed that sufficient evidence exists to state that asbestos […]