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Mesothelioma and defactnib

People in Georgia who are suffering from mesothelioma may benefit from learning that patients who had merlin-low malignant pleural mesothelioma and who endured front-line chemotherapy treatment did not have improved survival after undergoing maintenance therapy that featured defactnib. This is according to a medical trial in which the researchers determined that defactnib could not be endorsed as a maintenance therapy for people with severe malignant pleural mesothelioma.

FDA approves new mesothelioma treatment

People in Georgia with mesothelioma may be excited to learn that the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new treatment for the aggressive, rare lung cancer in 15 years. The treatment makes use of a device that creates electric fields. These fields can stop the solid tumors involved in mesothelioma from dividing further. This type of lung cancer can be highly aggressive and is almost always linked with some form of asbestos exposure, usually in the workplace.

Mesothelioma risk high even when asbestos exposure stops

There is no complete asbestos ban in the U.S. although many companies have stopped using the mineral and adopted protective gear for their employees. Unfortunately for former asbestos workers in Georgia and the rest of the nation, recent research shows that the risk of developing mesothelioma does not go down once asbestos exposure stops.

Asbestos strongly linked to mesothelioma

Individuals in Georgia may be at risk for getting mesothelioma if they are exposed to asbestos for too long a period. This was one of the conclusions reached in a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Individuals who are exposed to asbestos at work for more than 20 years are 5.4 times more likely to get the condition.

Understanding sarcomatoid mesothelioma and its impact

Even though asbestos isn't widely used today because of a known association with mesothelioma and similar illnesses, individuals in Georgia who were exposed to this material several years or decades ago may still be affected by it. Of the typical cell types associated with mesothelioma, the rarest is sarcomatoid mesothelioma. As with similar conditions, sarcomatoid mesothelioma is primarily associated with asbestos exposure.

New breath test could detect early mesothelioma

Asbestos can still be located in many old buildings in Georgia. This means that residents are still at risk for exposure. Mesothelioma, often caused by asbestos exposure, is one of the deadliest cancers around, and many diagnoses come too late. Patients often die within a year of diagnosis. However, a study is underway that could develop a test for early detection.

Treatments for mesothelioma continue to evolve

The medical community continues to struggle to find a way to cure asbestos-related illnesses. In many cases, doctors can only make patients here in Georgia and elsewhere suffering from these conditions, including mesothelioma, comfortable. There may not yet be a cure for the rare and life-threatening disease, but many treatments may help with the condition and stop its progression if even for a short time.

The search for a cure for mesothelioma continues

Asbestos has not been as widely used in the past few decades as it had been prior to the 1980s, but that has not stopped this naturally occurring mineral from continuing to affect the lives of people here in Georgia and elsewhere in the country. Instances of mesothelioma continue to occur, which increases the incubation period of the disease to up to 40 years after exposure. Saying that, you might assume this means that only older individuals suffer from the condition, but that is not necessarily the case. Making matters worse is the fact that no cure exists.

The physical, emotional and financial effects of mesothelioma

After hoping that you escaped the ill effects of working with asbestos decades ago, a Georgia doctor recently delivered some bad news. Sadly, the symptoms you experienced, and continue to experience, result from mesothelioma. Now, you are left to deal with the physical, emotional and financial aftermath of that diagnosis.

Products marketed to children show mesothelioma concerns

Talcum powder, makeup and crayons are all a right of passage for many Georgia girls. These products are often an everyday part of one's life. As such, the parent who purchases the product and the individual who uses the product assumes that they are safe; they do not assume that the product could be a danger to the child and possibly cause mesothelioma later on.

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