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Mesothelioma Research - Mesothelioma Symptoms
This page contains links to eMedTV Mesothelioma Articles containing information on subjects from Mesothelioma Research to Mesothelioma Symptoms. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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- Mesothelioma Research
This eMedTV page looks at current areas of mesothelioma research, including studies investigating the effectiveness of new combinations of chemotherapy. This article also discusses research being conducted on biological therapy to treat mesothelioma.
- Mesothelioma Stages
Mesothelioma stages refer to how far the cancer has spread. As this eMedTV article explains, mesothelioma stages II, III, and IV are advanced; they describe cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Stage I refers to localized mesothelioma.
- Mesothelioma Surgery
When used to treat mesothelioma, surgery may involve procedures such as wide local excision. This eMedTV Web page describes several types of mesothelioma surgery, including extrapleural pneumonectomy as well as pleurectomy and decortication.
- Mesothelioma Survival Rate
The overall 5-year relative mesothelioma survival rate for 1998-2002 was about 9 percent. This segment of the eMedTV website explains how the relative mesothelioma survival rate is calculated and provides additional statistics about survival rates.
- Mesothelioma Symptoms
Chest pain and shortness of breath can occur when mesothelioma begins in the membrane around the lungs. This eMedTV page also looks at peritoneal mesothelioma symptoms and signs, such as stomach pain and weight loss, and the link to asbestos exposure.