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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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How Is Mesothelioma Different from Lung Cancer? Here Are Facts You Need to Know

How Is Mesothelioma Different from Lung Cancer? Here Are Facts You Need to Know

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. Many people wonder: What is the difference between mesothelioma and other forms of lung cancer? While both cancers are deadly, they differ in terms of causes, how…

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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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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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Maintaining Your Emotional Health in the Wake of a Mesothelioma Diagnosis

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. After receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis, it’s natural to feel sad, angry, listless, or just plain “different” from how you used to feel. Mesothelioma, like other deadly diseases,…

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