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Mesothelioma: Introduction

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

Treatments for Mesothelioma

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma: Related Patient Stories

Mesothelioma: Deaths

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Types of Mesothelioma

Rare Types of Mesothelioma:

Rare types of Mesothelioma include:

Mesothelioma: Complications

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Causes of Mesothelioma

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Disease Topics Related To Mesothelioma

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Mesothelioma: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Mesothelioma

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may 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 intestinal imbalance. The digestive 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, 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. 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, more »

Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi. See more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, 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, colon cancer, 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 more »

Mesothelioma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Mesothelioma

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Choosing the Best Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to Mesothelioma, on hospital performance and surgical care quality:

Mesothelioma: Rare Types

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Latest Treatments for Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma: Animations

Prognosis for Mesothelioma

Prognosis for Mesothelioma: Usually poor because mesothelioma is rarely diagnosed early.

Research about Mesothelioma

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Clinical Trials for Mesothelioma

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on for Mesothelioma include:

Prevention of Mesothelioma

Prevention information for Mesothelioma has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Mesothelioma.

Statistics for Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma: Broader Related Topics

Mesothelioma Message Boards

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User Interactive Forums

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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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