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October 2009 - Posts

Mesothelioma Treatment Options
Mesothelioma Treatment options vary depending upon the location and stage of the disease. To relieve pain, the doctor may attempt to drain fluid that has built up in the affected areas. In the chest area this is procedure is called thoracentesis. When in the stomach area, the procedure is called paracentesis... Read More...
Posted: Oct 27 2009, 01:44 PM by digitalangel
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How can I be sure if I have Mesothelioma?
Most doctors are alerted to the possibility of Mesothelioma by identifying symptoms and a patient’s exposure to asbestos. Diagnosing the disease can be problematic at first because the symptoms are common to many diseases. After identifying symptoms, typically x-rays of the chest or abdomen are ordered... Read More...
Posted: Oct 22 2009, 01:43 PM by digitalangel
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Mesothelioma: Am I at Risk?
Most instances of Mesothelioma are found in men who worked in manufacturing or construction using asbestos or asbestos products. Other occupations at risk include shipyard workers, those who work in asbestos mines and mills, producers of asbestos products, and those who worked with ductwork. Some cases... Read More...
Posted: Oct 14 2009, 01:42 PM by digitalangel
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Symptoms of Mesothelioma
Symptoms of Mesothelioma may not appear for up to 50 years after exposure to asbestos. The symptoms of the Pleural and Peritoneal Mesothelioma are different. It is important to note that all these symptoms are more likely to be caused by other diseases but if you have these symptoms you should see your... Read More...
Posted: Oct 08 2009, 01:39 PM by digitalangel
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Mesothelioma Causes
Since the 1960s, doctors have known that Mesothelioma is linked to exposure to asbestos. Sadly, the number of cases of Mesothelioma may rise in the coming years due to the heavy use of asbestos in industry in the 1950s and 1960s. About 70-80% of persons diagnosed with Mesothelioma say they have been... Read More...
Posted: Oct 02 2009, 11:54 AM by digitalangel | with no comments
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