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What makes carcinogens, Carcinogens?

According to Medicinenet.com, the word carcinogen means a substance or agent that causes cancer. Some common carcinogens are asbestos, tobacco, radiation, etc. This article will discuss how carcinogens are determined. It’s interesting that the American Cancer Society states on its…

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Mesothelioma News: Asbestos Related Kidney Cancer

  Mesothelioma News: Common Kidney Cancer Associated with Asbestos – July 2016 In the past, some cancers have been suspected of being linked to asbestos exposure but research did not provide a definite answer to these suspicions. However, a research…

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Palliative Treatment Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Palliative treatment Peritoneal Mesothelioma Palliative treatment is a treatment option for cancer that does not cure the cancer but gets rid of the discomfort and pain associated with the cancer. Palliative treatment aims to manage pain and symptoms of cancer.…

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Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Peritoneal Mesothelioma Explained Peritoneal mesothelioma is the second commonest type of mesothelioma. It accounts for up to 20% of all mesothelioma cases. An estimate of between 250 to 500 new cases of peritoneal mesothelioma are reported each year in the…

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Ovarian Mesothelioma

Ovarian Mesothelioma Ovarian mesothelioma is cancer of the ovary which attacks the female reproduction glands. The cancer either develops on the surface of the ovary or inside the ovary itself. It is said to be caused by environmental exposure to…

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Mesothelioma v. Asbestosis

Mesothelioma v. Asbestosis Asbestosis is caused by exposure to asbestos over a long period of time. It develops due to scarring from asbestos fibers in the alveoli. The alveoli are tiny air sacs in the lungs. Mesothelioma is a cancer…

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Mesothelioma Statistics

This is a basic overview of general mesothelioma statistics. The statistics highlight the following aspects: Asbestos exposure Symptoms Cases Occurrence Treatment Mortality rate Death rate   Mesothelioma statistics: Asbestos exposure 2-10% of people with prolonged asbestos exposure will develop pleural…

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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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