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Whether you’ve been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma or any other type of cancer, you are probably acutely aware of the medical community’s excitement about and hopes for immunotherapy. The protocol leverages the body’s own immune system to help fight cancer. There have been compelling stories in the news of patients, including former president Jimmy Carter,…

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The latest mesothelioma lawsuit filed against Johnson & Johnson has ended with a California jury agreeing with the victim and awarding her several million dollars: Patricia Schmitz had accused the company and Colgate-Palmolive of selling talc-based products that were contaminated with asbestos, and which caused her fatal illness. After more than a month of testimony,…

The post Latest Mesothelioma Lawsuit Against J & J and Colgate-Palmolive Ends in $12 Million Verdict appeared first on Mesothelioma.net.

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Physicians have always encouraged patients diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma to eat a healthy diet. Now some researchers are moving beyond that most basic premise to determine whether adjustments to the nutrients that a patient takes in can play an important role in stopping or slowing the growth of the fatal disease.  The theory, which is…

The post Can Nutrition Play A Role in Stopping Malignant Mesothelioma? appeared first on Mesothelioma.net.

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After weeks of harrowing and painful testimony, a California jury is deliberating over whether Colgate-Palmolive and Johnson & Johns’s cosmetic talc products are to blame for a woman’s terminal diagnosis with malignant mesothelioma. The case revolves around Patricia Schmitz, a 61-year-old retired school teacher who testified that she had used a combination of Colgate-Palmolive’s Cashmere…

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When a person is diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, one of the decisions they need to make is whether to pursue legal action against those responsible for their exposure to asbestos. They also need to be aware that doing so can be a rollercoaster of emotions, both because they have to confront the greed on the…

The post Court Reverses Lower Court’s Dismissal of Mesothelioma Lawsuit appeared first on Mesothelioma.net.

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It is well established that malignant mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos, a carcinogenic mineral long used in industrial and construction settings, and found in close proximity to deposits of talc. Yet despite this, in defending Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder from accusations of selling talc-based products contaminated with asbestos the company’s attorneys claimed…

The post Johnson & Johnson’s Claims California Woman’s Mesothelioma Was Spontaneous appeared first on Mesothelioma.net.

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In what is one of the largest verdicts to be handed down in a series of mesothelioma lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson, a New York state jury has ordered the consumer product giant to pay a woman $300 million in punitive damages. This brings Donna Olson and her husband’s total award in the case…

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A UK-based medical manufacturer has announced that it will begin clinical trials to test the ability of its new disease breathalyzer to detect malignant mesothelioma long before the disease’s symptoms start to appear. Owlstone Medical, based in Cambridge, will be partnering with the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers (IAHFIAW) in…

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Over the years, as the link between malignant mesothelioma and exposure to asbestos has become more widely known, there have been countless victims who have recounted stories of playing in piles of asbestos near their childhood homes. In some cases, asbestos factories were directly next door to elementary schools: in others adults diagnosed with the…

The post Childhood Exposure to Asbestos Has Significant Impact on Risk of Mesothelioma appeared first on Mesothelioma.net.

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The use of radiation therapy in the treatment of patients diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma continues to be closely scrutinized, as previously-held beliefs about its efficacy are being realigned. Where recent studies have pointed to the helpfulness of using the protocol prior to surgical resection of malignant tumors, both to shrink the size of the tumors…

The post UK Study Shows No Clinical Benefit for Mesothelioma Patients Who Have Post-Surgical Radiation appeared first on Mesothelioma.net.

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