Mesothelioma Drug Side Effects

Surgeons Relieve Mesothelioma Drug Side Effect with Surgery, According to Surviving Mesothelioma Ophthalmic plastic surgeons at a New York hospital have successfully treated chemotherapy-related eyelid swelling with surgery. Raleigh, NC – June 16 – A new report details the successful treatment of a drug side effect in a woman on the popular mesothelioma medication, pemetrexed (brand name Alimta). The report has just been published on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Click here to read it now. Researchers in the departments of ophthalmology, oncology, and plastic surgery at Albany Medical College say the patient, who was on pemetrexed for non-small cell lung cancer, had developed persistent swelling of her lower eyelids that lasted for months after her chemotherapy. Eyelid swelling is a known side effect of pemetrexed, a drug frequently combined with cisplatin to treat pleural mesothelioma. Neeraj Mangla, BS, lead author of the article, writes, “Elective excision was performed with good results and no recurrence after 6 months follow up.” The article, published in the journal Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, finds that pemetrexed appeared to trigger “changes typical of dermatochalasis [droopy eyelids] with dissolution of collagen and elastic bundles and marked dilation of lymphatic vessels” but that surgery fixed the problem. “This patient’s encouraging recovery from one of the life-limiting side effects of pemetrexed is good news for mesothelioma patients, most of whom will take Alimta at some point during their treatment,” says Alex Strauss, Surviving Mesothelioma’s Managing Editor. To read the details of the study, including why mesothelioma patients may be particularly susceptible to eyelid swelling with pemetrexed, see Mesothelioma Drug Side Effect Relieved by Surgery now available on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Mangla, N et al, “Pemetred-Associated Eyelid Edema: Effective Treatment by Excision of Lymphedematous Eyelid Tissue”, June 6, 2014, Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Epub ahead of print, http://journals.lww.com/op-rs/Abstract/publishahead/Pemetrexed_Associated_Eyelid_Edema___Effective.99229.aspx For nearly ten years, Surviving Mesothelioma has brought readers the most important and ground-breaking news on the causes, diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma. All Surviving Mesothelioma news is gathered and reported directly from the peer-reviewed medical literature. Written for patients and their loved ones, Surviving Mesothelioma news helps families make more informed decisions. Contact Information Michael Ellis Cancer Monthly http://www.survivingmesothelioma.com +1 (919) 570-8595



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Woman Says Asbestos Killed Husband

49 Companies are being sued by a Kentucky Woman who claims that the defendants exposed her deceased husband to toxic asbestos fibers during his employment as a result of which he developed lung cancer. According to the lawsuit filed by Mary L. Davis her late husband Jack Colvin Davis had been diagnosed with asbestos-linked lung cancer in 2010 December before his death. The complaint was filed in Kanawha Circuit Court on February 2. Mary Davis argues the companies exposed Jack Davis to products containing asbestos all through his career. Jack Davis, who was carpenter and laborer, was not warned of the dangers of asbestos, the plaintiff says. The plaintiff is asking for a jury trail for fixing all these issues. The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.




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Cancer Society End Of Life

Mesothelioma Victims Center Provides New Helpful Information For The Family Of Diagnosed Victims By Sharing A Recent American Cancer Society Article About End Of Life This week the Mesothelioma Victims Center tackles a side to mesothelioma never previously discussed by sharing a recent ACS article titled, “Nearing the End of Life.” USA – June 16 – The Mesothelioma Victims Center not only is the most passionate advocate for diagnosed victims of this rare form of cancer receiving the best possible financial compensation for this rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, they are incredibly focused on helping the victim, and their family prepare for the realities of this illness including the part about this being a terminal form of cancer. According to the American Cancer Society in a February 2014 article “Nearing the End of Life,” If you are reading this, chances are that you or someone close to you has advanced cancer.” The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “The article touches on a sensitive area. It discusses how many people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma understand that it won’t ever go away. The grim reality in many of these situations is that the window of time is short and many victims succumb to the cancer not long after diagnosis, depending on the stage in which it is identified.” The article goes on to say, “Thinking about death can be scary and painful, but it’s a time to focus on physical, spiritual, emotional, and family concerns. Sharing your goals, hopes, expectations, and concerns with your family, loved ones, and your health care team can help you through this time. Knowing what to expect and being prepared to deal with it can enable you to get the support and care you need so you can have the very best quality of life possible.” http://www.cancer.org/treatment/nearingtheendoflife/nearingtheendoflife/nearing-the-end-of-life-intro. The Center says, “One of the realities of mesothelioma is there is no cure. Aside from making certain the diagnosed victim has instant access to the nation’s best mesothelioma compensation attorneys, we do everything possible to make certain the victim’s family is prepared in every possible way. As examples we frequently help the diagnosed victim reconnect with faith based resources in their area, and we strongly encourage the family the rally around the victim. Recently we have started to send diagnosed victims, or their family members, a very relevant article put out by the American Cancer Society in February of this year on this topic. The Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their family members to call them anytime at 866-714-6466 for their unsurpassed free services focused on the best possible victim’s compensation, as well as a dedicated effort to help a family to get organized in every possible way. Information About Mesothelioma For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families From The Mesothelioma Victims Center: According to the US Center for Disease Control, the average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. Frequently victims of mesothelioma are initially misdiagnosed with pneumonia. This year between 2,500 and 3,000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is attributable to exposure to asbestos. High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include: US Navy Veterans, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s. The states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include: Pennsylvania, Maine, New Jersey, West Virginia, Florida, Wyoming, and Washington. However, based on the calls the Mesothelioma Victims Center receives diagnosed victims could be in any state including California, New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and Alaska. The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “Before you hire a mesothelioma attorney please call us at 866-714-6466, and compare the qualifications of who we consider to be the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma attorneys to any other lawyer, or law firm. When it comes to obtaining the best mesothelioma settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain.” For more information about a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos called mesothelioma, please visit the US Centers For Disease Control’s website: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm Contact Information M Thomas Martin Americas Watchdog 5 http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.com +1 (866) 714-6466



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Mesothelioma Care Planning

Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges The Family of a Victim to Call Them about Transitional Care Planning and Facts About Compensation-Because This Is Vital Information The Mesothelioma Victims Center is now offering diagnosed victims and their family members transitional care planning for this rare and aggressive form of cancer, along with the names and contacts of the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys, because this is vital information for the family, and the victim. USA –  August 15 – TheMesothelioma Victims Centersays, “Aside from making certain all diagnosed victims or their family members have instant access to the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys, the group offers very targeted information about the best treatment options in the specific area or region of the victim. On top of that, they also offer a home assessment for the family of a diagnosed victim, which is a first. “Before you retain the services of an attorney to advance a mesothelioma compensation claim or begin treatment options, please call us at 866-714-6466 so we can provide you with a free and unsurpassed service that we think will produce the best results for a diagnosed victim, and their family members.” Transitional Care Planning-National Cancer Institute April 2014 –  Family and home assessment –  According to the National Institute for Health, “Factors such as the patient’s age and living arrangements may affect how easily a change in level of care can be accomplished. The assessment will look at the following:” 1. Age of the patient and family members. 2. Living arrangements. 3. Whether the patient has a spouse or children. 4. Level of education of the patient and family. 5. Language spoken in the home. 6. Cultural beliefs and practices. 7. Whether family and friends are able to help during treatment. 8. The age and floor plan of the home. Will medical equipment (such as a hospital bed, oxygen tank, or portable monitor) fit in the bedroom, if needed, and is wiring adequate? Can a person in a wheelchair move through the house easily? For attribution please see: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/supportivecare/transitionalcare/Patient/page1/AllPages/Print Information about Mesothelioma for Diagnosed Victims and Their Families from the Mesothelioma Victims Center: High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. Mesothelioma Care Planning According to the US Center for Disease Control, the average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. Frequently victims of mesothelioma are initially misdiagnosed with pneumonia. This year between 2500, and 3000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is attributable to exposure to asbestos. According to the CDC, the states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Pennsylvania, Maine, New Jersey, West Virginia, Florida, Wyoming, and Washington. However, based on the calls the Mesothelioma Victims Center receives diagnosed victims could be in any state including California, New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and Alaska. The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “Before you hire a mesothelioma attorney please call us at 866-714-6466, and compare the qualifications of who we consider to be the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma attorneys to any other lawyer, or law firm. When it comes to obtaining the best mesothelioma compensation settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain anytime.” For more information about a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos called mesothelioma, please visit the US Centers For Disease Control’s web site: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm Contact Information M Thomas Martin Americas Watchdog 5 http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.com +1 (866) 714-6466



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Mesothelioma Care Planning

Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges The Family of a Victim to Call Them about Transitional Care Planning and Facts About Compensation-Because This Is Vital Information The Mesothelioma Victims Center is now offering diagnosed victims and their family members transitional care planning for this rare and aggressive form of cancer, along with the names and contacts of the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys, because this is vital information for the family, and the victim. USA –  August 15 – TheMesothelioma Victims Centersays, “Aside from making certain all diagnosed victims or their family members have instant access to the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys, the group offers very targeted information about the best treatment options in the specific area or region of the victim. On top of that, they also offer a home assessment for the family of a diagnosed victim, which is a first. “Before you retain the services of an attorney to advance a mesothelioma compensation claim or begin treatment options, please call us at 866-714-6466 so we can provide you with a free and unsurpassed service that we think will produce the best results for a diagnosed victim, and their family members.” Transitional Care Planning-National Cancer Institute April 2014 –  Family and home assessment –  According to the National Institute for Health, “Factors such as the patient’s age and living arrangements may affect how easily a change in level of care can be accomplished. The assessment will look at the following:” 1. Age of the patient and family members. 2. Living arrangements. 3. Whether the patient has a spouse or children. 4. Level of education of the patient and family. 5. Language spoken in the home. 6. Cultural beliefs and practices. 7. Whether family and friends are able to help during treatment. 8. The age and floor plan of the home. Will medical equipment (such as a hospital bed, oxygen tank, or portable monitor) fit in the bedroom, if needed, and is wiring adequate? Can a person in a wheelchair move through the house easily? For attribution please see: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/supportivecare/transitionalcare/Patient/page1/AllPages/Print Information about Mesothelioma for Diagnosed Victims and Their Families from the Mesothelioma Victims Center: High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. Mesothelioma Care Planning According to the US Center for Disease Control, the average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. Frequently victims of mesothelioma are initially misdiagnosed with pneumonia. This year between 2500, and 3000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is attributable to exposure to asbestos. According to the CDC, the states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Pennsylvania, Maine, New Jersey, West Virginia, Florida, Wyoming, and Washington. However, based on the calls the Mesothelioma Victims Center receives diagnosed victims could be in any state including California, New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and Alaska. The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “Before you hire a mesothelioma attorney please call us at 866-714-6466, and compare the qualifications of who we consider to be the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma attorneys to any other lawyer, or law firm. When it comes to obtaining the best mesothelioma compensation settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain anytime.” For more information about a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos called mesothelioma, please visit the US Centers For Disease Control’s web site: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm Contact Information M Thomas Martin Americas Watchdog 5 http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.com +1 (866) 714-6466



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U. S. Asbestos Scare

Asbestos Scare at U.S. Capitol Highlights Risk Around the Nation, Mesothelioma Law Firm Baron and Budd Reports Material Still Found in Thousands of Structures Across the Country, Can Cause Mesothelioma DALLAS – August 14 –  On July 10, The New York Times published a story stating that a session of the U.S. House of Representatives had to be pushed back due to concerns over the potential risk of exposure to asbestos in a portion of the Capitol Building, the mesothelioma law firm of Baron and Budd reports. Asbestos abatement work was being performed and there was a possible release of the dangerous material. This incident is a reminder that although the use of asbestos has declined substantially in the United States, it still poses a risk because it is found in hundreds of thousands of homes and buildings throughout the nation. And, most importantly, asbestos use is not banned in the U.S. (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/11/us/politics/possible-asbestos-risk-at-us-capitol-building.html?emc=edit_cn_20140710&nl=us&nlid=57291641&_r=0) According to the article, U.S. Capitol Police later issued a statement that normal operations had resumed in the House portion of the Capitol. However, the East Grand staircase and a nearby meeting room would remain closed until the risk of exposure was eliminated. Exposure to asbestos can cause a wide range of health problems, including malignant pleural mesothelioma. This is an aggressive, deadly form of cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs and currently has no cure. More than likely, if a building was constructed before 1975 it contains asbestos. An estimated 1.2 billion square feet of asbestos insulation still exists in structures throughout the U.S. Asbestos is composed of microscopic fibers that, when disturbed, can break off and become airborne. When these fibers are ingested or inhaled, they can ultimately lead to mesothelioma. “Even though the risks of exposure have been known for years and years, asbestos is, incredibly, still not banned in the United States,” said Russell Budd, managing director of mesothelioma law firm Baron and Budd. “As long as asbestos is allowed to be used in the U.S., people will continue to develop mesothelioma and suffer terribly as a result.” Please contact the mesothelioma law firm of Baron and Budd if you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Call 1-866-855-1229 or visit our mesothelioma-dedicated website at http://www.fightmesothelioma.com to learn about your potential legal options. ABOUT BARON & BUDD, P.C. The national mesothelioma law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C. has a more than 30-year history of “Protecting What’s Right” for asbestos sufferers and their families. As one of the first law firms to successfully litigate an asbestos lawsuit, Baron & Budd continues to actively represent veterans, industry workers and others who are suffering as a result of exposure to asbestos. Baron & Budd achieved the largest mesothelioma verdict ever in the state of Texas, a $55 million verdict for an asbestos sufferer and his family in El Paso, Texas. Contact Baron and Budd at 1.866.855.1229 for additional information on mesothelioma treatments, mesothelioma cancer doctors and treatment centers and mesothelioma attorneys. Contact Information Amanda Billo, Marketing Baron & Budd http://baronandbudd.com +1 (214) 991-1051



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U. S. Asbestos Scare

Asbestos Scare at U.S. Capitol Highlights Risk Around the Nation, Mesothelioma Law Firm Baron and Budd Reports Material Still Found in Thousands of Structures Across the Country, Can Cause Mesothelioma DALLAS – August 14 –  On July 10, The New York Times published a story stating that a session of the U.S. House of Representatives had to be pushed back due to concerns over the potential risk of exposure to asbestos in a portion of the Capitol Building, the mesothelioma law firm of Baron and Budd reports. Asbestos abatement work was being performed and there was a possible release of the dangerous material. This incident is a reminder that although the use of asbestos has declined substantially in the United States, it still poses a risk because it is found in hundreds of thousands of homes and buildings throughout the nation. And, most importantly, asbestos use is not banned in the U.S. (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/11/us/politics/possible-asbestos-risk-at-us-capitol-building.html?emc=edit_cn_20140710&nl=us&nlid=57291641&_r=0) According to the article, U.S. Capitol Police later issued a statement that normal operations had resumed in the House portion of the Capitol. However, the East Grand staircase and a nearby meeting room would remain closed until the risk of exposure was eliminated. Exposure to asbestos can cause a wide range of health problems, including malignant pleural mesothelioma. This is an aggressive, deadly form of cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs and currently has no cure. More than likely, if a building was constructed before 1975 it contains asbestos. An estimated 1.2 billion square feet of asbestos insulation still exists in structures throughout the U.S. Asbestos is composed of microscopic fibers that, when disturbed, can break off and become airborne. When these fibers are ingested or inhaled, they can ultimately lead to mesothelioma. “Even though the risks of exposure have been known for years and years, asbestos is, incredibly, still not banned in the United States,” said Russell Budd, managing director of mesothelioma law firm Baron and Budd. “As long as asbestos is allowed to be used in the U.S., people will continue to develop mesothelioma and suffer terribly as a result.” Please contact the mesothelioma law firm of Baron and Budd if you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Call 1-866-855-1229 or visit our mesothelioma-dedicated website at http://www.fightmesothelioma.com to learn about your potential legal options. ABOUT BARON & BUDD, P.C. The national mesothelioma law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C. has a more than 30-year history of “Protecting What’s Right” for asbestos sufferers and their families. As one of the first law firms to successfully litigate an asbestos lawsuit, Baron & Budd continues to actively represent veterans, industry workers and others who are suffering as a result of exposure to asbestos. Baron & Budd achieved the largest mesothelioma verdict ever in the state of Texas, a $55 million verdict for an asbestos sufferer and his family in El Paso, Texas. Contact Baron and Budd at 1.866.855.1229 for additional information on mesothelioma treatments, mesothelioma cancer doctors and treatment centers and mesothelioma attorneys. Contact Information Amanda Billo, Marketing Baron & Budd http://baronandbudd.com +1 (214) 991-1051



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Early Mesothelioma Biomarkers Diagnosis

Mesothelioma Victims Center Points To A New Study Involving Biomarkers As A Possible Breakthrough For Getting Individuals Diagnosed Earlier For this Rare Form Of Cancer The Mesothelioma Victims Center believes one of the biggest issues facing individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma is that without an annual checkup it is very difficult to detect this very rare form of cancer, which is why the group is advocating victims have a yearly x-ray performed by a skilled radiologist if they had heavy exposure to asbestos decades ago. The Center believes a recent news announcement about biomarkers could be the kind of breakthrough that might allow for earlier detection of mesothelioma. USA – August 26 – The Mesothelioma Victims Center is 100% focused on making certain all diagnosed victims of mesothelioma and their family receives the best possible compensation for this rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. They are also doing everything possible to create more awareness of mesothelioma, and the need for early detection for individuals exposed to asbestos at work decades ago. This early detection includes annual chest x-rays, to ensure a worker who had heavy exposure to abestos decades ago does not have masses, or benign tumors on their lungs. The Victims Center noticed a recent article about early detection of mesothelioma that gave them hope about possible early detection. This article was focused on biomarkers. According to June 6th 2014 article by Chromatography Today, “A team at the Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark has identified four biomarkers which could help identify between malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and non-cancerous pleural tissue with reactive mesothelial proliferations (RMPs). This is a common but difficult diagnostic problem in pleural biopsy samples taken from patients who have suspected MPM. The ability to make quicker and more accurate diagnoses could help improve patient outcomes.” http://www.chromatographytoday.com/news/bioanalytical/40/breaking_news/biomarkers_distinguish_between_mesothelioma_and_non-cancer/30370/#sthash.rfrjvLmg.dpuf Mesothelioma Biomarkers The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “The study, which was published in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, aimed to find micro RNA’s, which are small, non-coding RNA strands made of around 22 nucleotides. They were of interest as previous research has shown their ability to be diagnostic, prognostic and predictive markers in other cancers. We are urging individuals who had heavy exposure to asbestos in a power plant, a oil refinery, a manufacturing facility, in while serving in the US Navy to have annual physical exams that include a x-ray, because the sooner this disease is diagnosed the better the treatment options, and potential compensation for the victim.” For more information about their unsurpassed free services, diagnosed victims of mesothelioma or their family members are urged to contact the Mesothelioma Victims Center at 866-714-6466. Information About Mesothelioma For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families From The Mesothelioma Victims Center: According to the US Center for Disease Control the average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. Frequently victims of mesothelioma are initially misdiagnosed with pneumonia. This year between 2500, and 3000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is attributable to exposure to asbestos. The states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Pennsylvania, Maine, New Jersey, West Virginia, Florida, Wyoming, and Washington. However, based on the calls the Mesothelioma Victims Center receives diagnosed victims could be in any state including California, New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and Alaska. High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include US Navy Veterans, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, power plant workers, manufacturing, or industrial workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “Before you hire a mesothelioma attorney please call us at 866-714-6466, and compare the qualifications of who we consider to be the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma attorneys to any other lawyer, or law firm. When it comes to obtaining the best mesothelioma settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain.” For more information about a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos called mesothelioma, please visit the US Centers For Disease Control’s web site: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm Contact Information M Thomas Martin Americas Watchdog 5 http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.com +1 (866) 714-6466

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Early Mesothelioma Biomarkers Diagnosis

Mesothelioma Victims Center Points To A New Study Involving Biomarkers As A Possible Breakthrough For Getting Individuals Diagnosed Earlier For this Rare Form Of Cancer The Mesothelioma Victims Center believes one of the biggest issues facing individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma is that without an annual checkup it is very difficult to detect this very rare form of cancer, which is why the group is advocating victims have a yearly x-ray performed by a skilled radiologist if they had heavy exposure to asbestos decades ago. The Center believes a recent news announcement about biomarkers could be the kind of breakthrough that might allow for earlier detection of mesothelioma. USA – August 26 – The Mesothelioma Victims Center is 100% focused on making certain all diagnosed victims of mesothelioma and their family receives the best possible compensation for this rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. They are also doing everything possible to create more awareness of mesothelioma, and the need for early detection for individuals exposed to asbestos at work decades ago. This early detection includes annual chest x-rays, to ensure a worker who had heavy exposure to abestos decades ago does not have masses, or benign tumors on their lungs. The Victims Center noticed a recent article about early detection of mesothelioma that gave them hope about possible early detection. This article was focused on biomarkers. According to June 6th 2014 article by Chromatography Today, “A team at the Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark has identified four biomarkers which could help identify between malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and non-cancerous pleural tissue with reactive mesothelial proliferations (RMPs). This is a common but difficult diagnostic problem in pleural biopsy samples taken from patients who have suspected MPM. The ability to make quicker and more accurate diagnoses could help improve patient outcomes.” http://www.chromatographytoday.com/news/bioanalytical/40/breaking_news/biomarkers_distinguish_between_mesothelioma_and_non-cancer/30370/#sthash.rfrjvLmg.dpuf Mesothelioma Biomarkers The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “The study, which was published in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, aimed to find micro RNA’s, which are small, non-coding RNA strands made of around 22 nucleotides. They were of interest as previous research has shown their ability to be diagnostic, prognostic and predictive markers in other cancers. We are urging individuals who had heavy exposure to asbestos in a power plant, a oil refinery, a manufacturing facility, in while serving in the US Navy to have annual physical exams that include a x-ray, because the sooner this disease is diagnosed the better the treatment options, and potential compensation for the victim.” For more information about their unsurpassed free services, diagnosed victims of mesothelioma or their family members are urged to contact the Mesothelioma Victims Center at 866-714-6466. Information About Mesothelioma For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families From The Mesothelioma Victims Center: According to the US Center for Disease Control the average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. Frequently victims of mesothelioma are initially misdiagnosed with pneumonia. This year between 2500, and 3000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is attributable to exposure to asbestos. The states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Pennsylvania, Maine, New Jersey, West Virginia, Florida, Wyoming, and Washington. However, based on the calls the Mesothelioma Victims Center receives diagnosed victims could be in any state including California, New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and Alaska. High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include US Navy Veterans, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, power plant workers, manufacturing, or industrial workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “Before you hire a mesothelioma attorney please call us at 866-714-6466, and compare the qualifications of who we consider to be the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma attorneys to any other lawyer, or law firm. When it comes to obtaining the best mesothelioma settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain.” For more information about a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos called mesothelioma, please visit the US Centers For Disease Control’s web site: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm Contact Information M Thomas Martin Americas Watchdog 5 http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.com +1 (866) 714-6466

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Cholesterol Drugs Fight Mesothelioma

Drugs Used to Fight Cholesterol Could Also Help in Mesothelioma Treatment, Baron and Budd Reports Simvastatin Could Boost Effectiveness of Chemotherapy Drug Pemetrexed DALLAS, TX – August 15 – A team of Korean researchers has found that a drug normally used to lower cholesterol could also help a commonly used chemotherapy medication kill malignant mesothelioma cells, the mesothelioma law firm of Baron and Budd reports. The results of the research team’s work was published in the latest issue of the International Journal of Oncology. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25096993) Cholesterol-lowering drugs, or statins, such as simvastatin have been shown to cause apoptosis, or the killing of certain types of mesothelioma cells. When they paired simvastatin with the chemotherapy drug pemetrexed, the researchers found the combination was more effective than the use of either drug on its own. According to the study, the combination increased the production of ROS, or reactive oxygen species. ROS is an indicator of cellular stress wherein the mitochondria – the portion of a cell that produces energy – is weakened. The research team found that the simvastatin and pemetrexed combination activated a molecule called Bim that accelerates the process of apoptosis. If the findings of the team are confirmed by further laboratory study, the combination will be tested in mesothelioma patients. The most widely accepted chemotherapy treatment, for malignant pleural mesothelioma patients is currently a combination of pemetrexed with cisplatin. However, that has only proven to be moderately successful. Typically, mesothelioma patients undergo different types of treatments, including chemotherapy, surgery and drug therapy. “We applaud and appreciate the incredibly hard work these and other medical professionals are doing in order to treat this horrible disease,” said Russell Budd, co-founder and managing director of the mesothelioma law firm of Baron and Budd. Mesothelioma can occur after the inhalation or ingestion of asbestos fibers. If you or someone close to you developed the disease after being exposed to asbestos, you may be able to pursue legal action. Please contact the national mesothelioma law firm of Baron and Budd to learn more. Call us at 1-866-855-1229 or visit our website at http://www.fightmesothelioma.com to learn more. Contact Information Amanda Billo, Marketing Baron & Budd http://baronandbudd.com +1 (214) 991-1051



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