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Keytruda and Mesothelioma Explained | Mesothelioma Help
In May, Mesothelioma Help reported that researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center found a “promising new nanotechnology-based delivery method” for immunotherapy using nanoparticles. Now, another team of researchers report they have found a way to use this microscopic drug delivery system “for diagnostics, therapy, or both” for cancer care. In the latest research from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), [...]

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The key to increased life expectancy when battling lung cancer, and other extremely aggressive cancers such as mesothelioma, is early detection. Unfortunately, while there are standard screening tests and guidelines for breast cancer, colon, and prostate cancer, lung cancer screening tests are limited to high risk patients, defined as life-long heavy smokers. Now, researchers have developed a personalized lung cancer screening decision tool which incorporates past asbestos exposure as a [...]

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Emotional Stress Of Mesothelioma Diagnosis
MesotheliomaHelp has reported time and again about the stress mesothelioma patients face. Trying to handle treatments in the midst of managing bills, insurance, appointments and communication with friends and family can take its toll. Now, researchers report the emotional impact of dealing with a cancer diagnosis is even more serious than previously reported. A team of Malaysian researchers report that nearly one-fifth of cancer patients are likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress [...]

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Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City was recently rated the best cancer hospital in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.  Dad was blessed to participate in a clinical trial with Dr. Lee Krug of MSKCC.  How amazing to have had the opportunity to be treated at the #1 location in the country! All of the doctors and staff that Dad encountered at MSKCC were amazing. They were compassionate, friendly, understanding, and knowledgeable; all qualities necessary for [...]

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Immunotherapy May Improve Mesothelioma
The following post is Part I of an article from Jan Egerton, a long-time mesothelioma survivor. Jan has suffered many setbacks during her battle with mesothelioma, and here she discusses her last struggle with chemotherapy and the anxiety leading up to her CT scan. After a terrible few weeks leading up to the appointment for my followup CT scan, I had set my mind that no matter what, I was having chemotherapy for the third time. I was dreading the chemotherapy, but with the choice of [...]

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