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Mesothelioma information
1 Asbestos cancer resource [Edit]Mesothelioma information
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer affecting the abdominal cavity, chest cavity, and the region surrounding the heart. Due to its uncommon nature, mesothelioma is typically difficult to diagnose and treat. It has been connected with exposure to asbestos, a material formerly present in many work environments. Only about 3,000 individuals are diagnosed annually.
2 Asbestos crisis [Edit]Mesothelioma information
3 Mesothelioma applied research foundation [Edit]Mesothelioma information
Website of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma as a life-ending disease.
4 Mesothelioma resource online [Edit]Mesothelioma information
Mesothelioma Resource Online, presents information that will help you understand the disease; its causes, effects and how you can best cope with it. We will also suggest resources where you can reach people, organizations and committees dedicated to helping patients of Mesothelioma in every way possible ---from emotional to legal perspectives and more!

1 Diagnoses questions [Edit]Diagnosis
An open line of communication between a patient and his or her physician is vital when dealing with a serious disease such as mesothelioma. There will be many questions regarding treatment, whether palliative or aggressive, choices to deal with, and life issues to confront. Being informed and proactive in your care will give you a sense of empowerment.
2 Malignant mesothelioma [Edit]Diagnosis
A diagnosis of mesothelioma is most often obtained with careful assessment of clinical and radiological findings in addition to a confirming tissue biopsy.
3 Symptoms [Edit]Diagnosis
The early symptoms of mesothelioma are generally non-specific, and may lead to a delay in diagnosis. Sometimes resembling viral pneumonia, pleural mesothelioma patients may present with shortness of breath, chest pain and/or persistent cough; some patients show no symptoms at all. A chest x-ray may show a build-up of fluid or pleural effusion (discussed below). The right lung is affected 60% of the time, with involvement of both lungs being seen in approximately 5% of patients at the time of diagnosis. Less common symptoms of pleural mesothelioma include fever, night sweats and weight loss. Symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma may include pain or swelling in the abdomen due to a build-up of fluid, nausea, weight loss, bowel obstruction, anemia or swelling of the feet.

1 Finding specialist [Edit]Specialists
The following physicians are specialists in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma. You will find links to their web sites, when available and to some of their published articles.They are listed in no particular order with no particular endorsement.

Clinical trails
1 Clinical trails Rebeca and John Moores [Edit]Clinical trails
Cancer patients who turn to the Moores UCSD Cancer Center for consultation or treatment, can do so knowing that access is available to the most promising therapies and advanced technologies.
2 Jonsson comprehensive cancer center [Edit]Clinical trails
In the late 1960s, a group of scientists and volunteers at UCLA came together to develop a cancer center they hoped would become renowned for excellence in research, education and patient care.
3 New approaches [Edit]Clinical trails
4 Yale clinical trails [Edit]Clinical trails
In cancer research, a clinical trial is a study conducted with cancer patients, usually to evaluate a new treatment. Each study is designed to answer scientific questions and to find new and better ways to help cancer patients.

Mesothelioma attorney
1 Mesothelioma Attorney, Lawyers Lawsuits [Edit]Mesothelioma attorney
Mesothelioma patients and families do often have the potential to bring a lawsuit and win a judgement against an employer or product manufacturer for using absestors and exposing them to this risk. It is important to note though that there is often a statute of limitations on filing a suit, so it's important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible after diagnosis. In some cases, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed by family of a patient who has died from Mesothelioma. Again, speaking with an attorney is the best course of action in this situation.
2 Toxic exposure injury lawyers [Edit]Mesothelioma attorney
A Professional Law Corporation (KazanLaw) is a nationally recognized plaintiffs' asbestos law firm located in Oakland, California. Our particular expertise is as mesothelioma lawyers - experienced attorneys fighting for victims of mesothelioma cancer, a disease that is a result of exposure to airborne asbestos fibers.

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UCCC cancer center (en) [Edit]
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Treatment options
- Chemotherapy
- New chemotherapy agents
- Pain management
- Palliative Care
- Pet scans
- Radiotation therapy
- Surgery

News articles
- Asbestos tumors respond to treatment
- Eli Lilly boosted by drug success
- Study by Eli Lilly Co

Interviews with experts
- Interview with Roy Smythe

Cancer centers
- Arinzona cancer center
- Chao family comprehensive cancer center
- City of hope
- Comprehensive cancer center
- Rebecca and John Moores UCSD Cancer Cent
- UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
- UCCC cancer center
- USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Yale cancer center