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New Immunotherapy Treatments Show Promise for Combating Mesothelioma

New Immunotherapy Treatments Show Promise for Combating 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. While chemotherapy and surgery are among the most common treatment methods for mesothelioma, immunotherapy drugs are now being tested as a potential alternative or supplement to standard …

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Mesothelioma Pain: Identifying the Sources and Options for Pain Management

Mesothelioma Pain: Identifying the Sources and Options for Pain Management

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. Several different symptoms may be associated with mesothelioma, yet the problem with detecting this deadly disease early is that many of these symptoms can also be caused …

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Mesothelioma Caregivers and Stress Relief: Self-Care for Those Who Give Care

Mesothelioma Caregivers and Stress Relief: Self-Care for Those Who Give Care

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. Every year in the U.S. around 3,200 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer. This disease is particularly difficult for patients and caregivers, since …

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4 Safe and Easy Physical Activities for People Living with Cancer

4 Safe and Easy Physical Activities for People Living with 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. Historically, people undergoing treatment for chronic illnesses, like cancer, have been told to rest as much as possible. Oncologists now agree that too much rest can lead …

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Mesothelioma Cases Are Rising and Will Continue to Rise – Here’s Why

Mesothelioma Cases Are Rising and Will Continue to Rise – Here’s Why

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. Over the last several decades, the U.S. has seen thousands of cases and deaths related to asbestos exposure. The dangerous mineral, which causes irreversible damage to the …

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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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