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Could You Juggle Business Problems and Your Peritoneal Mesothelioma Recovery?

Here’s how Kasie Coleman is doing it! Having been diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma in 2010, she decided to fight the disease and subsequently went through rounds of chemotherapy, two HIPEC procedures and more. She learned that life is precious, and that it was also limited. As a result, she pursued her dream, launching her own small business. What a fun business it is, too. Cupcakes. Called Sugarbelle, she launched her second bakery in February 2014. She said that she probably would have passed on the offer, but after her cancer diagnosis, she decided to go for it. It wasn’t all clear sailing as you will see below: Opening that business — and eventually closing it after eight months — taught me valuable truths about myself and others. As a cancer survivor, wife and mother of two boys, I also learned keeping your family and your sanity is just as important as survival. Demands of Opening Another Business I doubled my staff, advertising efforts and labor when I opened the second Bundt cake bakery. Although I thought all the bases were covered, I had not counted on also doubling my own work hours. I thought hiring additional staff would decrease my work load, but it didn’t. I also learned I was more of a micromanager than I cared to admit. My days quickly turned into nights, and my children became weekend visitors. Six months into my new venture and I was physically exhausted from work, mentally drained from employee drama, and overwhelmed with the guilt of becoming an absentee parent. I would sometimes go a week without seeing my children. The daily stress was overwhelming. I also felt horrible that I was crying everyday about something I volunteered to take on. She felt that she needed to put life into perspective, and that’s exactly what she did. God had given me not one, but two chances at life, and I felt guilty about spending all my days crying my eyes out. If peritoneal mesothelioma didn’t kill me, I definitely wasn’t about to let a cupcake bakery take me out. She nearly suffered a nervous breakdown trying to deal with everything, and she wound up going to her oncologist who suggested she speak with a psychiatrist. She learned a valuable lesson when she went to her psychiatrist. It’s something that most cancer survivors must face. I was so focused on surviving during my two-year mesothelioma battle that I never dealt with the trauma of my diagnosis and possible mortality. Her second location was a rental, and the owner wound up selling the building. She had 60 days to close her second bakery. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise. You know what they say: “When God closes a door, he opens a window.” And, that’s exactly what happened with Kasie. Despite all the problems of that location, the business had generated a solid customer following. That’s why I decided to wholesale my goods to retail stores and keep my original… 0

Mesothelioma Healing Miracle: It Came from the Hand of God

Mesothelioma  which is always considered malignant usually starts with something most people consider less serious. Such was the case with Leon Freitag who thought he had bronchitis, but in actuality had developed the rare cancer usually caused by exposure to asbestos. Sufferers face a grim prognosis, and while research continues, cures are not all that common.  Leon had apparently been exposed while doing construction work as a carpenter in the 1970s. During that period deadly fibrous crystals had embedded in his lungs setting him up for problems later in life. He thought he had a stubborn case of bronchitis, but when he couldn’t make it up a staircase without stopping to catch his breath, he knew something wasn’t right. “My wife said to go to a doctor and he discovered I had mesothelioma,” says Leon Freitag, superintendent of the North Dakota district of the Assemblies of God Church. Freitag sought out the top mesothelioma doctor in the U.S., affiliated with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. “He let me know there is no cure and all they can do is manage it the best they can.” Another oncologist told him the cancer was advanced – stage four – and he had a year to a year and a half to live. “I had a large tumor on top of my left lung, laying over the aorta. I had another tumor in the lower part of the lung and lesions all along the left side.” They thought the larger tumor might be growing into his aorta, which is why they ordered four chemo treatments over three months. After the oncologist delivered the grim prognosis, Freitag told him, “I feel in my heart I’m going to say to you in a few months, ‘But God…’ Read more about the mesothelioma healing miracle here.

If You Have Peritoneal Mesothelioma, Under 40 Female, Your Chances of Survival Are Higher

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have discovered that there are some distinct differences in mesothelioma among patients who are under the age of 40, which could provide some insight into better understanding of this complex disease.  In many cases, malignant mesothelioma is diagnosed in older patients who have been exposed to asbestos decades earlier in an occupational setting. However, researchers have recently isolated a smaller, younger group of patients and found some startling trends. Patients survived much longer, had a higher incidence of peritoneal mesothelioma and were more than likely female.  These findings were in stark contrast to typical mesothelioma patients. “We were surprised, really surprised at some of the things we found,” NIH Medical Oncology Branch researcher Vinay Prasad, M.D., told Asbestos.com. “You have to look at this group in a different light.” The research team used the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program database from 1999 to 2010. SEER is a National Cancer Institute program. The study, published in Oncotarget in June, included 12,345 mesothelioma patients. Two percent of those were under the age of 40 when first diagnosed. Source: Asbestos.com Source: Mesothelioma Patients Under Age 40 Display Unique Traits

What Is Pleural Mesothelioma And How Can It Be Diagnosed?

Pleural mesothelioma is a form of mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer which is usually, but not always correlated with exposure to asbestos. This form of the disease is the most common manifestation of mesothelioma, which arises in the pleura, which is the membrane surrounding the lungs; as such, it is often mistaken for lung cancer at first. While it does affect lung function once the disease advances sufficiently, it is distinct from lung cancer as it is usually thought of. Along with the pleura, mesothelioma may affect the pericardium (the membrane which surrounds the heart) and peritoneum (the membrane surrounding the organs of the abdomen). The disease is often called “asbestos lung cancer,” which isn’t entirely off base given that the disease is usually due to asbestos exposure. However, since this cancer does not originate in the lungs and as such, it is not a true lung cancer, though it can and does spread to the lungs in many cases. Pleural mesothelioma is characterized by multiple tumors on the outer surface of the pleura, though they can also appear on the inside of the pleura. Statistically, pleural mesothelioma tumors are slightly more likely to appear on the pleura near the right lung rather than the left – it is thought that this may be because of the larger size and thus larger pleural surface area of the right lung. The medical data also shows that tumors are more likely to appear near the bottom of the lung; this is due to the force of gravity, with asbestos fibers settling lower in the pleura over time. Pleural mesothelioma tends to be diagnosed only fairly late in its progression since it causes few, if any symptoms in its early stages. By the time it is detected, the tumors are generally fairly large; at this point, they may be causing reduced lung capacity or may have already metastasized to other parts of the body. It should be noted, however, that not all pleural tumors are caused by this form of cancer. Mesothelioma affecting the pleura can be difficult to diagnose, since its symptoms are similar to those of many common illnesses. These symptoms include coughing, weight loss, chest pains and shortness of breath. If you have been exposed to asbestos at any point in your life and you are experiencing any of these symptoms, see a physician as soon as possible for a thorough checkup. You could be suffering from pleural mesothelioma and not know – and as with any type of cancer, the earlier you’re diagnosed, the better your prognosis will be. Check out this video for symptoms you should be looking for: Related articles Mesothelioma Can Take On Lesser Known Symptoms and Forms, Says New Article on Mesothelioma Website Asbestos: It’s a ticking time bomb The History of Asbestos and Mesothelioma Cancer

New Study: Scientists Link Protein Marker with Mesothelioma Prognosis

Australian researchers say the protein Ki67 can be used to help predict survival in people suffering from malignant peritoneal mesothelioma. Molecular biologists in New South Wales say a protein linked to cell proliferation could be a powerful prognostic indicator for mesothelioma. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new research. Doctors at the University of New South Wales tested for Ki67 expression in tissue samples from 42 patients with peritoneal mesothelioma and found a direct correlation with outcomes. “High expression of Ki67 (≥25% by immunohistochemical evaluation) was correlated with poor survival in the overall group,” reports corresponding author and molecular biologist Krishna Pillai. According to the article: A cellular marker that helps tell cancer cells to replicate may be used to predict treatment outcomes in people with malignant peritoneal mesothelioma. That conclusion comes from a group of researchers at Australia’s University of New South Wales. The researchers tested tissue samples from 42 mesothelioma patients for the presence of Ki67, a protein associated with cell proliferation. According to the authors, Ki67 has been widely used as a prognostic indicator in other types of cancer, but has not been tested in mesothelioma. The researchers divided the tissue samples into two groups based on their level of Ki67 expression. Those with a Ki67 expression of less than 25% were put in the low category and all samples above that were classified as high. The tissue samples were further divided into the different peritoneal mesothelioma subtypes: epithelioid, sarcomatoid, and biphasic. “High expression of Ki67 (≥25% by immunohistochemical evaluation) was correlated with poor survival in the overall group,” reports corresponding author and molecular biologist Krishna Pillai in the American Journal of Clinical Oncology. This held true in both male and female mesothelioma patients with the epithelioid subtypes. Independent of Ki67 expression, having the sarcomatoid type of mesothelioma, having a high peritoneal cancer index (a measure of the extent of peritoneal cancer) and being older than 60 were all associated with lower odds of mesothelioma survival. Read the full article here.

New Mesothelioma Treatment Options

Check out the new mesothelioma treatment options just reported today. Here’s some quick info about the new mesothelioma treatment option reported in Toronto: A Tоrоntо-bаѕеd grоundbrеаkіng approach tо trеаtіng mеѕоthеlіоmа hаѕ crossed thе Canadian bоrdеr and is nоw раrt of аn іnnоvаtіvе Sеаttlе саnсеr treatment сеntеr.  Offісіаlѕ at thе Swеdіѕh Cаnсеr Inѕtіtutе іn Sеаttlе rесеntlу аdорtеd thе Surgеrу fоr Mesothelioma After Rаdіаtіоn Thеrару (SMART) approach that оrіgіnаtеd аt thе Princess Margaret Cаnсеr Cеntеr іn Tоrоntо.   Thе thеrару is a ѕіgnіfісаnt shift from the trаdіtіоnаl lоwеr-dоѕе, rаdіаtіоn-аftеr-ѕurgеrу mеthоd tо a mоrе hіgh-іntеnѕіtу approach that hаѕ mоrе than dоublеd the thrее-уеаr survival rаtе for pleural mеѕоthеlіоmа patients.   Offісіаlѕ at thе Swedish Cаnсеr Institute ѕаіd рrеlіmіnаrу rеѕultѕ are ѕіmіlаr to those rероrtеd іn Toronto, but they are hоріng tо exceed thоѕе ѕtаndаrdѕ. They аlѕо еndеаvоr tо сrеаtе a new lіnе of trеаtmеnt for futurе mesothelioma раtіеntѕ іn thе U.S.   “Our еаrlу rеѕultѕ seem tо hаvе mіrrоrеd thоѕе іn Tоrоntо. Wе’rе vеrу excited аbоut what wе’rе dоіng hеrе,” radiation оnсоlоgіѕt Dr. Vіvеk Mehta, оf thе Swedish Cancer Inѕtіtutе, tоld Asbestos.com. “All thе thеоrеtісаl thіngѕ аrе interesting, but what’s most important tо thе раtіеnt is: ‘Does іt work?’ And the аnѕwеr іѕ уеѕ, іt dоеѕ.”  Mеhtа joined Swedish рhуѕісіѕt Suѕаn Rісhаrdѕоn, Ph.D., in publishing their recent wоrk іnvоlvіng the SMART аррrоасh аnd ԛuаlіtу mеtrісѕ in Mеdісаl Phуѕісѕ. She presented thе rеѕultѕ this week at thе аnnuаl mееtіng оf the American Association оf Physicists іn Mеdісіnе іn Anаhеіm, Cаlіfоrnіа.   “Our раtіеntѕ are dоіng wеll right now. Mоrе аrе аlіvе and wіthоut саnсеr thаn уоu wоuld еxресt,” Mehta ѕаіd. “What fіrѕt hарреnеd іn Toronto was really ѕіgnіfісаnt. We’ve bееn adopting thоѕе mеthоdѕ аnd have seen ѕіmіlаr rеѕultѕ to thіѕ point.”  Source: Seattle Cancer Center Using SMART Mesothelioma Treatment [APPIP:Error]Error: Invalid Request (file_get_contents) — Please check your Access Key ID and Secret Access Key for errors.Error: (CURL) SignatureDoesNotMatch — The request signature we calculated does not match the signature you provided. Check your AWS Secret Access Key and signing method. Consult the service documentation for details.

The Human Face of an Asbestos Epidemic

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Mesothelioma is an incurable asbestos cancer. Asbestos remains Britain's biggest workplace killer. More people die from asbestos related disease each year than on Britain's road, yet there is little government funding for medical research.

Last year in Britain about 2000 people died from mesothelioma, this trend is still

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Mesothelioma is an incurable asbestos cancer. Asbestos remains Britain’s biggest workplace killer. More people die from asbestos related disease each year than on Britain’s road, yet there is little government funding for medical research.

Last year in Britain about 2000 people died from mesothelioma, this trend is still

The History of Asbestos and Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops from cells of the mesothelium, the protective lining that covers many of the internal organs of the body. Mesothelioma is most commonly caused by exposure to asbestos. The most common anatomical site for mesothelioma is the pleura (the outer lining of the lungs and internal chest

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops from cells of the mesothelium, the protective lining that covers many of the internal organs of the body. Mesothelioma is most commonly caused by exposure to asbestos. The most common anatomical site for mesothelioma is the pleura (the outer lining of the lungs and internal chest

Understanding Mesothelioma – Doctor Robert Case Explains Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Mesothelioma Video from http://MesoDVD.com: In this video a medical doctor explains types of mesothelioma. In the full DVD he explains mesothelioma stages, mesothelioma types, mesothelioma symptoms, and mesothelioma diagnosis.  Most importantly mesothelioma treatments are discussed.  This is the first mesothelioma video in a new series aimed at providing the most comprehensive information possible

Mesothelioma Video from http://MesoDVD.com: In this video a medical doctor explains types of mesothelioma. In the full DVD he explains mesothelioma stages, mesothelioma types, mesothelioma symptoms, and mesothelioma diagnosis. Most importantly mesothelioma treatments are discussed. This is the first mesothelioma video in a new series aimed at providing the most comprehensive information possible

Mesothelioma Victims

Close to 80% of all mesothelioma victims have been exposed to asbestos in their daily lives. And of them, over 30% of those people were members of the armed forces.

What Is Mesothelioma?

A video that explains the three types of Mesothelioma malignant cancer

A video that explains the three types of Mesothelioma malignant cancer

TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours (UICC)

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Malignant Mesothelioma – Pipeline Review, Q1 2011 Reviews

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Malignant Mesothelioma

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Short, thin asbestos fibers contribute to the development of human malignant mesothelioma: pathological evidence [An article from: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health]

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Malignant mesothelioma mortality – United States, 1999-2005.: An article from: morbidity and mortality Weekly Report

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The Official Patient’s Sourcebook on Malignant Mesothelioma: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age

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Malignant Mesothelioma-Commonly Asked Questions

Malignant Mesothelioma-Commonly Asked Questions Malignant Mesothelioma-Commonly Asked Questions Free Online Articles Directory Why Submit Articles? Top Authors Top Articles FAQ ABAnswers Publish Article 0 && $.browser.msie ) { var ie_version = parseInt($.browser.version); if(ie_version Login Login via Register Hello My Home Sign Out Email Password Remember me?Lost Password? Home Page > Health > Cancer > Malignant Mesothelioma-Commonly Asked Questions Malignant Mesothelioma-Commonly Asked Questions Edit Article | Posted: May 17, 2009 |Comments: 0 | ]]> What is Malignant Mesothelioma? Malignant Mesothelioma is an uncommon type of cancer that attacks the thin cell wall lining of the body’s internal organs and structures. This lining is known as the mesothelium. Malignant mesothelioma has three main known varieties. They are malignant pleural mesothelioma, malignant pericardial mesothelioma, and malignant peritoneal mesothelioma. Pleural mesothelioma occurs in the pleura, the lung’s lining. Peritoneal mesothelioma occurs in the peritoneum, the abdominal cavity wall. And pericardial mesothelioma occurs in the lining of the hearth, known as the pericardium. Other very rare types of mesothelioma include testicular mesothelioma, and mesothelioma affecting the neck and face. What Causes Malignant Mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is known mainly to be caused by asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a natural, but toxic mineral that was used commonly in heavy industry. Microscopic asbestos fibers enter the body through the lung or ingestion. Once inside, the asbestos fibers can not be broken down or eliminated by the body, causing a harmful inflammation and scarring of the mesothelium. This scarring lays the groundwork mesothelioma and other respiratory conditions, such as asbestosis. How is Malignant Mesothelioma Treated? Malignant mesothelioma prognoses is poor, as often the disease will be diagnosed in its advanced stages after symptoms have appeared. However, there are several treatment options for the management of the cancer. Among these are chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgical resection. Chemotherapeutic and radiation therapy methods are more likely but surgery is often an option for those whose disease is diagnosed early enough. How is Malignant Mesothelioma diagnosed? Malignant Mesothelioma will typically be suspected if the patient complains of chest pain, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, chronic cough, or difficulty swallowing. While any of these could indicate mesothelioma, they are also associated with many other respiratory conditions so further diagnostic procedures are needed. These may include imaging scans, such as computer topography or magnetic resonance imaging. A diagnostic biopsy is also required by the cancer specialist to examine the behavior of these cells before a diagnosis is determined. What options of patients of Malignant Mesothelioma have? Patients of malignant mesothelioma or any other asbestos related health complications may be eligible for compensation if they were wrongfully exposed. The patient and his family must be fully aware of their right to obtain compensation and seek for right information on mesothelioma lawsuits and mesothelioma lawyers who will be needed to guide them through the often complex Legal process. Retrieved from “http://www.articlesbase.com/cancer-articles/malignant-mesotheliomacommonly-asked-questions-921989.html” (ArticlesBase SC #921989) Start increasing your traffic today just by submitting articles with us, click here to get started. Liked this article? Click here to publish… 0

Malignant Mesothelioma – A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References

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