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Latest Blog Posts for Mesothelioma Blog

  • Butchart Staging System
    on Dec 29, 2013 in Mesothelioma Staging Systems
    The Butchart System is the most widely recognized and most commonly used mesothelioma staging system. This system is based on tumor size, dividing malignant mesothelioma into four stages.Stage 1: The mesothelioma has affected the right or left side o...
  • TNM Staging System
    on Dec 29, 2013 in Mesothelioma Staging Systems
    The TNM System was developed by the American Joint Committee on Cancer, and is very similar to staging systems used to measure other types of cancer. This system weighs not only the condition of tumors, but also the effect of mesothelioma on the lymp...
  • Brigham Staging System
    on Dec 29, 2013 in Mesothelioma Staging Systems
    The Brigham System is the most modern mesothelioma staging system. Unlike the Butchart and the TNM Systems the Brigham system also assesses the proposed effectiveness of surgical intervention at each stage.Stage 1: The mesothelioma tumor is still rem...
  • The Cause of Mesothelioma
    on Dec 29, 2013 in The Facts on Mesothelioma
    Exposure to asbestos is the main cause of mesothelioma. Asbestos is a mineral commonly used as an insulator and binding agent in industrial, commercial, and residential products and equipment. Though the dangers of asbestos exposure and the resulting...
  • Symptoms of Mesothelioma
    on Dec 29, 2013 in The Facts on Mesothelioma
    The most common form of mesothelioma cancer is pleural mesothelioma, which affects the lining of the lungs. Symptoms of pleural mesothelioma are often compared to symptoms of the flu or a common cold. These include: • Shortness of breath• Ch...
  • Diagnosis of Mesothelioma
    on Dec 29, 2013 in The Facts on Mesothelioma
    Mesothelioma has an unusually long latency period, which means that patients may not be diagnosed with the disease for as long as 5 decades after they were last exposed to asbestos. After careful evaluation, a variety of tests are necessary to correc...
  • The Types of Mesothelioma
    on Dec 29, 2013 in The Facts on Mesothelioma
    Mesothelioma can affect different parts of the body. There are four types of mesothelioma:• Pleural mesothelioma, which affects the lungs, is the most common form of the disease. Roughly 75 percent of mesothelioma patients have pleural mesothelioma...
  • Mesothelioma Risk Factors
    on Dec 29, 2013 in The Facts on Mesothelioma
    According to the Mayo Clinic, the following factors may also increase your risk for mesothelioma:• Living with someone who works with asbestos. People who are exposed to asbestos may carry the fibers home on their skin and clothing. These stray fib...
  • What is the Life Expectancy for Mesothelioma Patients?
    on Dec 29, 2013 in The Facts on Mesothelioma
    Although no one can calculate how long an individual’s life expectancy is, there are some general observations based on percentages of patients. Currently, the average life expectancy for mesothelioma patients after diagnosis is between six to eigh...
  • Mesothelioma Surgery
    on Dec 29, 2013 in Mesothelioma Treatment Options
    There are a number of surgical procedures that may offer hope or have a palliative effect for mesothelioma patients.Thoracentesis is a minimally invasive procedure during which a needle is inserted into the chest cavity to drain excess fluid and prov...
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