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What Are Mesothelial Cells?

What Are Mesothelial Cells?

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. Mesothelial Cells in Pleural Fluid There are certain cells that line the pleura — the thin, double-layered lining which covers the lungs, chest wall, and diaphragm —…

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How Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scans Quickly Identify Cancers

How a PET Scan Can Save Your Life

In medicine, accurate testing for illnesses can be lifesaving. Positron Emission Tomography (or PET) scans allow doctors to do just that: Save lives. PET scans work quickly to check brain function, identify cancerous tumors, and measure blood flow. Although PET scans are only a relatively recent technology, they have already proven themselves absolutely essential –…

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