How to Test For Asbestos – A Known Cause Of Mesothelioma

Testing For Asbestos There are several ways to test for Asbestos a known cause of mesothelioma in your home. I will first explain the Different methods used to test, before I get into who to contact to have it done. There are particular tests that are more accurate to determine specifically the amount of asbestos […]

Asbestos Facts and Safety Tips

Why Was Asbestos Used? How to avoid it. From the time that asbestos was discovered in the first century, its properties amazed people. It had the ability to protect from heat, flames, noise and condensation. In fact, early Greeks used it for both lamp wicks and clothing. By the 1800s, asbestos was considered to be […]

Treatment Options for Mesothelioma

Treatment Options for Mesothelioma Once mesothelioma has been confirmed, it is staged to determine exactly what treatment options could be used. Another factor that will determine treatment options is your personal preferences. Given the relative rarity of mesothelioma, it is likely that it may not be included in your health insurance, and this may also […]

Malignant Mesothelioma – Types and Stages

Malignant Mesothelioma Based on the primary region in the body affected, there are 4 types of malignant mesothelioma’s Pericardial- affecting the pericardium in the heart Peritoneal- in the abdomen Pleural- in the chest, the most common. Mesotheliomas of the tunica vaginalis, a layer covering the testicles. Because not all malignant mesothelioma metastasizes, mesothelioma can be […]

Signs of Mesothelioma

The First Signs of Mesothelioma As a disease primarily affecting the respiratory system, mesothelioma is hard to figure out from a simple evaluation of signs and symptoms, because they are similar to symptoms caused by other respiratory diseases. The same is true even when mesothelioma has spread to other regions, such as the abdomen and […]

What is Mesothelioma

  What is Mesothelioma and Where Can I get it? The mesothelium is a monolayer membrane that covers internal organs and serous cavities; it forms the peritoneum in the abdominal cavity, the pleura in the thoracic cavity and the pericardium covering the heart. Mesothelial cells produce a lubricant that reduces friction between internal organs. Malignant […]

What is Prostate Cancer?

What is Prostate Cancer? Prostate cancer is one cancer that only affects men. The prostate is a small gland that is about the size of a walnut that is responsible for producing the fluid required to transport and nourish sperm. Prostate cancer is one of the most usual forms of cancer for men. It is […]

What is Pancreatic Cancer?

What is Pancreatic Cancer? The pancreas can be found in front of the spine and behind the stomach. It is a gland that produces the hormones and digestive fluids needed to keep blood sugar levels regulated. The cells that produce the digestive fluids are called exocrine and the ones that produce the hormones are called […]

What is Skin Cancer

What is Skin Cancer Skin cancer is responsible for half of all the types of cancers that are diagnosed every year. There are two types of skin cancer. Melanoma is usually the more serious type. Non-melanoma is less serious than melanoma unless it is not treated immediately or goes undetected. Squamous cell carcinoma and Basil […]

What is Kidney Cancer (Renal)?

Kidney (Renal) Cancer There are two kinds of kidney cancer, renal cell carcinoma and renal pelvis carcinoma. The first one, renal cell carcinoma is a cancer that affects the tubes that filters the blood and takes away the waste in the body. The renal pelvis carcinoma occurs in the middle of the kidneys where the […]