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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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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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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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Mesothelioma Benign and Malignant

As in previous articles, the causes of Mesothelioma and Asbestosis are closely linked to asbestos exposure. This article discusses the differences between benign and malignant mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer of mesothelial tissue especially associated with asbestos exposure. Mesothelial tissue…

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Asbestos Exposure

There are four main types of asbestos exposure. These are: Primary exposure; Secondary exposure; Environmental exposure; and Natural occurring asbestos exposure All types of prolonged asbestos exposure are harmful to one’s health. Thus it is wise to have preventative measures…

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Types of Mesothelioma

There are four types of mesothelioma cancers associated with asbestos exposure. The types of mesothelioma names are based on the area(s) they affect. PLEURAL MESOTHELIOMA This cancer develops in the lining of the lungs called the pleura. It accounts for 75%…

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Women and Mesothelioma

Most women develop mesothelioma through three ways: Occupational exposure - through on-the-job exposure for women who worked with products that contain asbestos materials in them Secondary exposure (take home exposure) - asbestos fibers are taken home by those who work…

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Secondary Exposure

Most legal and medical cases linked to asbestos exposure are on-the-job exposure. Whereby a worker is exposed to asbestos due to the form of employment he/she undertakes daily. Men were generally at higher risk of asbestos-related diseases as mostly men…

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