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Cruciferous Vegetables May Help Prevent Cancer, But Do They Fight Existing Cancer?

Cruciferous Vegetables May Help Prevent Cancer, But Do They Fight Existing Cancer?

Straight Talk about Mesothelioma, a blog series created by Michael T. Milano, M.D., Ph.D., a radiation oncology specialist, as a resource for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. Cruciferous vegetables have generated interest in the medical world for some time, given their numerous antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Many researchers believe that a diet high in …

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Immunotherapy Drug Proves Itself Powerful in Fighting Mesothelioma

Immunotherapy Drug Proves Itself Powerful in Fighting Mesothelioma

Straight Talk about Mesothelioma, a blog series created by Michael T. Milano, M.D., Ph.D., a radiation oncology specialist, as a resource for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. Scientists have seen new potential in an existing immunotherapy drug for mesothelioma. A breakthrough study on pembrolizumab, an antibody first approved to treat various cancers in 2014, …

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7 Mesothelioma Symptoms You Cannot Ignore

7 Early – and Often Subtle – Symptoms of Mesothelioma You Cannot Ignore

Mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer caused by asbestos, can prove difficult for physicians to diagnose. This is because early symptoms of the disease are sometimes mild and can easily go unnoticed. If you know or suspect you may have been exposed to asbestos, it’s important to understand the subtle ways in which mesothelioma can …

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CT Scans Alone Not Accurate Enough to Diagnose Mesothelioma

CT Scans Alone Not Accurate Enough to Diagnose Mesothelioma

Straight Talk about Mesothelioma, a blog series created by Michael T. Milano, M.D., Ph.D., a radiation oncology specialist, as a resource for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. Researchers in Scotland recently published a study confirming that in patients with suspected pleural malignancy (i.e. with pleural fluid seen on an x-ray), routinely acquired CT scans …

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Innovative Lung Surgery Increases Life Expectancy for Mesothelioma Patients

Innovative Lung Surgery Increases Life Expectancy for Mesothelioma Patients

Straight Talk about Mesothelioma, a blog series created by Michael T. Milano, M.D., Ph.D., a radiation oncology specialist, as a resource for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. A recent study, published by Joseph Friedberg and colleagues in Annals of Thoracic Surgery, examined the survival rate of 73 people with advanced malignant pleural mesothelioma, all …

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Lung Cancer vs. Mesothelioma: The Facts on Survival Rates

Lung Cancer vs. Mesothelioma: The Facts on Survival Rates

Straight Talk about Mesothelioma, a blog series created by Michael T. Milano, M.D., Ph.D., a radiation oncology specialist, as a resource for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. Following diagnosis of lung cancer or mesothelioma, most patients are overwhelmed with questions and concerns. But for some, understanding the prognosis is a start. “How long do …

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What Are Your Chances of Dying? Use New Tool to Find Out

What Are Your Chances of Dying? Use New Tool to Find Out

Straight Talk about Mesothelioma, a blog series created by Michael T. Milano, M.D., Ph.D., a radiation oncology specialist, as a resource for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. In this technologically and medically-advanced era, we are given instant access to the constantly evolving knowledge about our world. We are continuously updated on national and international …

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