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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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Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Hide from Early Detection

Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Hide from Early Detection

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. No matter what form of cancer a person is diagnosed with, the general consensus among medical experts is that early detection plays a vital role in prognosis…

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Enhancing Mesothelioma Research with Primary Cell Lines

Enhancing Mesothelioma Research With Primary Cell Lines

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 the United Kingdom recently published an important article that may change the way we study one of the world’s most difficult-to-treat cancers: malignant mesothelioma. The…

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Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma, a Deadly Cancer of the Lungs

Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma, a Deadly Cancer of the Lungs

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. In order to understand what sarcomatoid mesothelioma is, one must first understand the basics of mesothelioma. Mesothelioma – of any kind – is caused by exposure to…

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