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Potential new treatments for mesothelioma

Workers in Pennsylvania who have been exposed to asbestos have a higher chance of developing mesothelioma, a serious type of cancer that is difficult to treat. Over the years, new drugs and other treatments have been developed to hopefully better diagnose and treat the disease.

What treatment options are available for mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that forms on the thin tissues that protect the lungs and abdomen. Each year, there are about 3,000 cases of the disease diagnosed and most of the people who suffer from the disease were exposed to asbestos in their jobs.

What is asbestosis?

People who have worked around asbestos are subject to a variety of illnesses that can make life less enjoyable or even lead to death. While most people think about mesothelioma when they think about illnesses caused by exposure to asbestos, there are other illnesses that can occur because of that exposure. One of these is asbestosis.

What is the diagnositic process like for mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a cancer that many people might already know is linked to asbestos exposure. This is a deadly cancer that is usually managed with symptom treatments instead of trying to "beat" the cancer. Understanding how mesothelioma is diagnosed is an important bit of knowledge for those who are facing the process.

Mesothelioma can affect more than just the lungs

Mesothelioma is a cancer that many people associate with only the lungs. The fact of the matter is that mesothelioma can affect almost any internal organ. This type of cancer affects the mesothelium, which is thin layer that covers most of the internal organs.

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