NobelPrize medicine

Nobel Prize in Medicine

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This year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology has been announced and the joint winners are literal life-savers.

Dr. Jim Allison is currently the Chair of Immunology and the Executive Director of the Immunotherapy Platform at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is being recognized for work he conducted while at the University of California at Berkeley and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Continue reading “Nobel Prize in Medicine”

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mesothelioma awareness day

Mesothelioma Awareness Day

September 26 marks an important day in the lives of mesothelioma survivors, their families and caregivers, and those still in treatment; Mesothelioma Awareness Day.

Mesothelioma is an incurable cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. It is aggressive and deadly and has different types based on which part of a patient’s mesothelium is affected. Presently, there is no safe amount of asbestos to be exposed to and there is no cure for this disease which can take up to 20 years to develop in a person’s lungs or pleura. Continue reading “Mesothelioma Awareness Day”

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Mesothelioma Treatment Pioneer, Dr. David Sugarbaker Passes Away at Age 65

Incredibly rare, malignant mesothelioma (pronounced: me-zoe-thee-lee-O-muh), is an uncommon type of cancer impeding the thin outer layer of tissue (mesothelium) covering most of your internal organs.

Cancer of the mesothelium is caused by exposure to an industrial agent called asbestos and is both aggressive and deadly, and while treatments are available, cure is not typically possible. Continue reading “Mesothelioma Treatment Pioneer, Dr. David Sugarbaker Passes Away at Age 65”

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Mesothelioma Support

You’re Not Alone

If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, always remember, you’re not alone. It’s not a life vs. death fight with this terrible cancer. There are many support groups to help you cope with your problem. Of course there will be lots of grieving, sadness and struggle, but there are many people you can reach out to for help dealing with this catastrophe. There’s foundations you can reach by phone, the internet, in person, whatever works best for you. There’s no point in just moping and grieving until the very end. Continue reading “Mesothelioma Support”

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Diagnosis of Mesothelioma

Symptoms of Mesothelioma

People begin to see signs of Mesothelioma before they begin to do tests to see if they actually have this form of cancer. The tests to see exactly which type of Mesothelioma you may have are quite intricate and extreme, so its best to wait until you think for sure that you are experiencing signs of this form of cancer. Signs may include coughing, shortness of breath, or chest pains. If you are feeling any of these symptoms it’s important to see a doctor as soon as you possibly can before it gets even worse. Once you have set up a meeting with a doctor or a physician with a high level of expertise on the subject, it’s important to ask them as many questions as you can think of to get the full picture on what symptoms mean which type of mesothelioma. Continue reading “Diagnosis of Mesothelioma”

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