Posts Tagged ‘Blood Test’

Blood test may be used to track mesothelioma progression

23 Feb 2018 by under Research/Treatment

Catheter for chemotherapy 1 100x100 Blood test may be used to track mesothelioma progressionComputerized tomography, more commonly known as a CT scan, combines X-ray images taken from different angles for a detailed cross-sectional image of the body, according to the Mayo Clinic. While the procedure isn’t dangerous, many CTs are required to track the progress of tumors, which can become a timely and costly process. (more…)


Breakthrough mesothelioma research could give patients with malignant diagnosis early treatment

29 Jan 2016 by under Research/Treatment

research test tubes 100x100 Breakthrough mesothelioma research could give patients with malignant diagnosis early treatmentKnown as one of the deadliest forms of cancer, is an incurable disease caused by . It affects the lining of the lungs or abdeomen, or, rarely, the heart. With a relatively long latency period, even up to as long as 40 years, many mesothelioma patients are faced with a death sentence when doctors determine their disease is malignant. However, new research from Australia could uncover the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma 4 to 10 years before the patient starts experiencing symptoms. (more…)