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Asbestos
If you or someone you know has worked with asbestos , you or they are subject to increased risk of contracting two principal types of cancer: cancer of the lung tissue and mesothelioma (see mesothelioma). Usually these maladies appear some years after exposure to asbestos. The following information may... Read More...
Posted: Nov 11 2009, 01:51 PM by digitalangel
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Mesothelioma Resources and Other Information
People who develop Mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure may be eligible for compensation. Consult an attorney if you have been diagnosed. Additionally, the National Cancer Institute ( http://www.cancer.gov ) has sponsored research trials to identify more effective treatments. Consult with your doctor... Read More...
Posted: Nov 03 2009, 01:46 PM by digitalangel
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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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Mesothelioma Cancer
Mesothelium cancer or "Mesothelioma", is a disease in which the cells of the Mesothelium divide out of control and can invade and damage nearby tissues and organs. The disease usually begins in the pleura or peritoneum. Initially, Mesothelioma does not have many symptoms. When symptoms appear... Read More...
Posted: Sep 25 2009, 05:27 PM by digitalangel | with no comments
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Mesothelioma Terminology
The “Mesothelium” The Mesothelium is a membrane in which protects most of the body’s internal organs. It produces a lubricating fluid that is released between its layers and facilitates the moving of organs. So for instance, the lungs expand and contract with each breath and their movement inside the... Read More...
Posted: Sep 18 2009, 12:47 PM by digitalangel | with no comments
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Mesothelioma Information
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer. Its name comes from the affected cells, called mesothelial cells in which cover the outer surface of most of the body's internal organs. While Mesothelioma is uncommon, it is more often found in persons who have inhaled asbestos particles. Most typically, Mesothelioma... Read More...
Posted: Sep 07 2009, 11:03 AM by digitalangel | with no comments
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Floxin
Floxin is an antibiotic in the class of medications called fluoroquinolones. In the last few decades, the industry made modifications to this drug and submitted for FDA approval. Upon approval, the new fluoroquinolones were marketed to the public by the manufacturers. Some adverse reactions have been... Read More...
Posted: Aug 31 2009, 03:49 PM by digitalangel | with no comments
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Baycol
On Aug. 8, 2001, after only four years on the market, the manufacturer of Baycol, Bayer A.G., pulled it from the U.S. market. At its peak some 12 million people were taking Baycol (also known as Lipobay, Cholstat or Cerivastatin). During its short life, Baycol had become the most popular among a new... Read More...
Posted: Aug 31 2009, 03:45 PM by digitalangel | with no comments
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Adderall XR
Adderall XR is approved in the United States for the treatment of adults and pediatric patients 6 years of age and older with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Canada has suspended the sale of Adderall XR in the Canadian market. The Canadian action was based on reports of sudden deaths... Read More...
Posted: Aug 31 2009, 03:43 PM by digitalangel | with no comments
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Ephedra
On February 17, 2003, Steve Bechler, a 23 year old pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles, died following a spring training workout. Investigators found a bottle of diet pills in Bechler's locker containing ephedra. The substance, an ancient Chinese herb (ma huang) is a powerful natural stimulant, and... Read More...
Posted: Aug 31 2009, 03:41 PM by digitalangel | with no comments
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Rezulin (troglitazone)
Rezulin is a drug manufactured by Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Company used to treat Type 2 Diabetes. Rezulin (troglitazone) was banned in England in December 1997. On March 22, 2000, the manufacturer announced that it was discontinuing the sale of Rezulin in the United States after the Federal Drug Administration... Read More...
Posted: Aug 30 2009, 03:39 PM by digitalangel | with no comments
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