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Asbestosis treatment

Asbestosis is a lung disease which over time causes difficulty and pain in breathing. This is because the asbestos fibers embedded in the lungs hinder the breathing process. Asbestosis is an irreversible condition and there is no known cure for…

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Butchart Staging System

The Butchart staging system is the oldest method of staging pleural mesothelioma. Eric Butchart proposed the system in 1976. The Butchart system classifies tumors as stage I to stage IV, using the basic factors of the TNM and Brigham mesothelioma…

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TNM Staging System

The TNM staging system is a common staging notation system that describes the stage of a person’s cancer. The acronym describes specific factors relating tumors and the spread of the cancer. T – describes the size of the original or primary…

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Brigham Staging Mesothelioma

As noted in the previous article on mesothelioma staging; staging is of importance. It looks at how serious the cancer is in respect of how far it has spread in the body and is of great relevance to the treatment…

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Mesothelioma staging

Mesothelioma staging There are four primary mesothelioma stages. Mesothelioma staging identifies how serious the cancer is and helps with diagnosis. There are four stages, the lower the stage the more treatment options are available and the higher the chances of…

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Mesothelioma simplified

Mesothelioma Simplified The article mesothelioma simplified is for people of all ages. This article is to help all people understand what mesothelioma is. The article also talks about the treatment available. Mesothelioma simplified gives an overview of symptoms. What is mesothelioma?…

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Asbestos Abatement

Asbestos abatement or removal is procedures used to control the release of asbestos fibers into the air from asbestos containing materials. Abatement can be achieved through the following steps: Removal Encapsulation Enclosure Asbestos Abatement - Removal This form of asbestos…

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Asbestos Classes

Asbestos Classes There are six asbestos types which fall into two asbestos classes; serpentine and amphibole asbestos families. The classification does not focus on the mineral description but the uniqueness of the fibers which make up the asbestos groups. Serpentine Asbestos Serpentine…

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Types of Mesothelioma Cells

Determining the types of mesothelioma cells plays an important part in the prognosis and treatment of a patient. Histology is a branch of biology and medicine which studies cells and tissues of animals and plants. Mesothelioma histology is the study…

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Mesothelioma treatment

Studies show that there is no scientific evidence of a known cure to mesothelioma. However, mesothelioma treatments have been developed to provide relief to symptoms and resulting in a higher life expectancy. Mesothelioma treatment options include:   Surgery- there are…

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