August 2019 Archives

Patients with mesothelioma may benefit from high-calorie diet

Mesothelioma is a serious form of cancer that develops as a result of asbestos exposure in the majority of patients with this condition. While there are a number of therapies that can be used to help address the pain and issues associated with the spread of this cancer, the majority of treatments are focused on improving a patient's quality of life and not on curing the condition. As of 2019, there is no cure for mesothelioma.

How much do you know about asbestos?

Asbestos often seems like an antiquated word, something now obsolete, a throwback to the 1960s. You might remember certain products that manufacturers and salesmen promoted as "flame retardant" because they contained asbestos. Once people started learning how dangerous microscopic asbestos fibers can be to human health, the powers that be instituted regulations regarding its use.

Worried about a diagnosis? Should you get a second opinion?

There are many reasons you or your loved one might visit a Pennsylvania doctor's office. Such visits may simply be part of your regular health regimen, especially if you're a parent of young children. At other times, an unexpected health concern might prompt your need to schedule an appointment. When seeking medical attention, you have a right to reasonably expect that the doctor in question will be able to assess your situation and properly diagnosis an adverse health condition.

Diagnosing mesothelioma is vital to recovery and treatment

Mesothelioma is not easy to detect, and it can spread throughout the body long before treatment begins. For many, a diagnosis is essentially a death sentence, and they're left only able to use medication or techniques to cope with pain and the dysfunction within their bodies.

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