Mesothelioma is a relatively rare cancer, that is usually associated with asbestos.
Exposure to asbestos fibers can cause mesothelioma even years later.
Currently, mesothelioma is an active area of lawsuits and litigation.
The area of law is not usually medical malpractice, because mesothelioma liability
is usually related to the asbestos exposure, involving legal areas such as product liability,
wrongful death, or other liability.
However, medical malpractice for mesothelioma can occur due to failure to diagnose mesothelioma
in its early stages.
Such delayed diagnosis of mesothelioma worsens its prognosis.
Always seek qualified legal advice about malpractice or other law, as the area is very complex. ...more »
Symptoms of Mesothelioma
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Treatments for Mesothelioma
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Types of Mesothelioma
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Rare Types of Mesothelioma:
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Causes of Mesothelioma
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Mesothelioma: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Mesothelioma
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed.
The best known, irritable bowel syndrome...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called ...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,
but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut....read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
In fact,...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal effect)...read more »
Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to
consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi.
See melanoma and spitz nevi....read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer...read more »
Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases
are difficult to diagnose.
Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed early.
Some of the chronic lung...read more »
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Prognosis for Mesothelioma
Prognosis for Mesothelioma:
Usually poor because mesothelioma is rarely diagnosed early.
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Research about Mesothelioma
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Clinical Trials for Mesothelioma
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and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Mesothelioma include:
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Prevention of Mesothelioma
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and may be inaccurate or incomplete.
None of these methods guarantee prevention of Mesothelioma.
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Definitions of Mesothelioma:
A usually malignant and aggressive neoplasm of the mesothelium which is often associated with exposure to asbestos.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
A rare form of carcinoma of the mesothelium lining lungs or abdomen or heart; usually associated with exposure to asbestos dust
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Mesothelioma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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