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How Mesothelioma Affect the Body
Mesothelioma can cause fluid buildup in your heart, lungs, and abdomen; pain in your chest, stomach, and back; and flu-like symptoms. It can also bring on weight loss and fatigue. Although mesothelioma is a challenging disease to manage, knowing how it will impact your body may better help prepare you for the road ahead. Head and Brain Mesothelioma can affect a patient’s mental stability leading to depression, anxiety, and sadness. Confusion, forgetfulness, and brain fog are common [...]

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Father Loses Battle with Mesothelioma
Amanda allowed us inside her family’s life, through her blog posts on “Faces of Mesothelioma,” while her father David fought pleural mesothelioma. Sadly, he passed away this week after more than two years of dealing with the cancer. David was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in January 2013. He traveled to Philadelphia where he received care at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman Center. He underwent extrapleural pneumonectomy surgery and weeks of rehabilitation [...]

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Preoperative Tests for Mesothelioma Patients
Many mesothelioma patients have surgery to remove tumors, parts of tumors, or parts of organs that have been affected by the disease. Before any surgery, however, there are necessary tests to determine if the disease has spread, whether it has advanced to another stage, and the size of the tumor being targeted. Accurate staging is important for deciding on mesothelioma treatment. Advanced Diagnostic Tools Let Physicians See Organ Damage from Mesothelioma Pleural mesothelioma, which invades [...]

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World Cancer Day - Mesothelioma
Organizers of the Stand Up To Cancer Scientific Summit 2013 are proudly boasting the successes of the Dream Teams funded through the organization. Formed in 2008 to “accelerate innovative cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now,” Stand Up To Cancer funds teams of scientists to collaborate on cancer research projects that are critically important for finding a cure for mesothelioma and other incurable cancers. “The results are in – it has been [...]

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The leader of the Suffolk County Legislature, William Lindsay, will begin next week an experimental treatment for mesothelioma overseen by the National Institutes of Health, according to Long Island Newsday. Lindsay, a former electrician and official with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, was diagnosed in 2012 with malignant pleural mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. The cancer diagnosis came soon after he had been elected to a seventh term as the [...]

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