Showing posts with label Disease. Show all posts
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Process of The Occurrence of Liver Cancer and The Way of Treatment Liver Cancer That You Must Know

Process of The Occurrence of Liver Cancer and The Way of Treatment of Liver Cancer That You Must Know
Process of The Occurrence of Liver Cancer and The Way of Treatment Liver Cancer That You Must Know - The rate of liver cancer is ranked 6th worldwide  and His death rate is at number 3

Liver cancer is a common tumor, it is the 6th largest number of cases worldwide, about 626,000 cases annually. His death rate is ranked 3rd worldwide, his death rate reaching 589,000 per year. So at this time, liver cancer is a disease that is very harmful to human health. The liver has a combination of decomposition and metabolic functions. The foods we consume primarily will be broken down by the heart, and stored in the heart as well. At the time of not eating, the liver is the body that keeps the balance in our body.

Dangers of Liver Cancer

Liver cancer gives a huge injury to many patients, which causes the patient to feel the pain. The development of liver cancer tends to be hidden and has a long incubation period, but its development can be said to be fast, including malignant, and has a high risk of death.

Clinical symptoms of liver cancer, such as pain in the liver, the body becomes lean, not energetic, bloated, yellow symptoms, fever. Can also appear other symptoms, such as swelling of the liver, lumps on the upper abdomen, yellow, ascites, swelling of the lower limbs.

Liver cancer, as a type of malignant tumor can threaten human life, if not promptly treated, can accelerate death.

The Process Of Occurrence Of Cancer

1. Incoming virus invades the liver, will multiply in the liver cells, and cause infection, after the incubation period will cause inflammation of the liver, this is called "viral hepatitis." The way of spread of viral hepatitis is divided into 2. First, through food from the mouth, secondly, through blood and body fluids When performing blood transfusions, needles, and other non-sterilized medical devices can also cause liver infections.

2. Viral hepatitis is divided into hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and hepatitis B is the most closely related to liver cancer.

3. Chronic hepatitis due to liver inflammation and repetitive repair process, can cause liver fibrosis and gradually harden, after 20 or 30 years later, there is about 20% that will turn into liver cirrhosis, and the other 5% will turn into liver cancer every year.

4. Cirrhosis of the liver is divided into several types: ① Alcoholic cirrhosis, caused by excessive alcohol consumption; ② Cirrhosis of hepatitis, originated from viral hepatitis; ③ Cirrhosis due to fatty liver, fatty liver post-hepatitis caused by excess food intake, lack of exercise, plus liver function that has not fully recovered, very easy to cause fat accumulation in the liver. Large, long-term fatty deposits can cause swelling of the liver cells, which then break down and die. After liver fibrosis will eventually turn into liver cirrhosis.

5. According to health data shows: Liver cells can cause cancerous lesions, in which in about 85% of cases are caused by viral hepatitis, which develops into liver cirrhosis, and eventually become liver cancer; While in 15% of cases without going through liver cirrhosis, from direct hepatitis develops into liver cancer.

6. Early symptoms of liver cancer are often hidden behind hepatitis and cirrhosis, so it tends to be difficult to detect. If not undergoing timely treatment, the disease will progress to the next stage, and can threaten human health.

Minimally Invasive Treatment In liver cancer patients

New Technologies of Liver Cancer Treatment

Minim injuries, minimal bleeding, minimal complications

Cryosurgery is also called freezing or Cryotherapy, this method freezes the local part to destroy the tumor tissue, Cryosurgery will not remove excess liver tissue, so this method of treatment is suitable for patients who can not undergo surgery, minimal injuries, minimal bleeding, and minimal complications. Cryosurgery requires only a few millimeters (mm) incision on the skin, which is used to insert a catheter type device and is connected directly to the center of the tumor, using high temperatures to kill liver cancer cells. Cryosurgery therapy is indeed an effective treatment method, minimally invasive minimally invasive treatment, adapted to tumors of 5 cm or more, Cryosurgery combined with several other methods, combining Intervention treatment methods and Particle seeding, will yield more results effective.

surgical resection: recurrence of postoperative and metastasis

As a traditional therapy, surgical treatment of trauma harms greater, leaving a large scar for the body, there is a certain risk. Meanwhile, the proliferation of cancer cells can not be solved, transfer problems, postoperative metastases and relapse.

2.Particle seeding method:
Minimize complications, minimal side effects

Particle seeding method is a method that incorporates an i125 particle beam that emits γ rays at low doses around the tumor tissue under CTscan and ultrasound guidelines, which continue to work on tumor tissue, and maximally kill and destroy it. Compared with conventional external beam radiation therapy, the radiation dose of iodine particles tends to be smaller, longer duration of use, accurate, the effect on local tumors is excellent, small radiation radiation (about 2 cm), minimal damage to the surrounding normal tissue area, excellent local treatment methods. If combined with chemotherapy, the effect of treatment will be better (can kill cancer cells that have spread

radiotherapy: for major injuries

Radiotherapy kills tumor cells while also killing normal cells, causing immune system damage, greater tumor constraints, small pairs of lesions, valid subclinical metastases.

The scar is only 1-2 millimeters (mm),
killing cancer cells accurately

Intervention is a method of treatment by way of embolization, the way the embolization leaves only a small skin injury of 1-2 mm, inserting tools in the arteries that are directly related to the blood vessels supplying the tumor, then entering the drug. This way of treatment immediately drains the drug into cancer cells, will not allow blood to flow throughout the body, so the effectiveness of the drug will increase by 2-8 fold, effectively killing all cancer cells, and maximally reduce the side effects of the drug. In the meantime, embolization is useful for "killing" the blood vessels supplying the tumor, thereby causing the tumor to lack blood supply and "starvation", Intervention treatment methods have clear targets, no drug resistance, minimal side effects and other advantages.

chemotherapy: obvious side effects

Nausea, mental and physical fatigue, hair loss, palpitations, fever ...... almost every cancer patient receiving chemotherapy will have such side effects. Clinical findings, the patient's condition worsens because the cancer itself does not cause, but because it is unscientific, improper treatment of the damage caused.

Type of Breast Cancer and Treatment Steps to Recover Completely

Type of Breast Cancer and Treatment Steps to Recover Completely

Type of Breast Cancer and Treatment Steps to Recover Completely - The breasts are made up of fat, connective tissue, and thousands of lobules (small milk-producing glands). When a woman gives birth, Mother's Milk will be sent to the nipple through a small channel while feeding.

The cells in our body usually grow and multiply regularly. New cells are only formed when needed. But the process in the body of people with cancer will be different.

The process will run unnaturally so that the growth and proliferation of cells become uncontrollable. These abnormal cells can also spread to other parts of the body through the bloodstream. This is called metastatic cancer.

If detected at an early stage, the cancer can be treated before it spreads to other parts of the body. Early symptoms of breast cancer is a lump or thickening of the skin tissue of the breast. But most of the lumps do not necessarily indicate cancer.

What Are The Types Of Breast Cancer?

Two of the three women with breast cancer were over 50 years old. When you are aware of the symptoms of breast cancer, you are advised to immediately consult a doctor. After the examination, your doctor usually refer you to the hospital for further examination to confirm the diagnosis.

Breast cancer is generally divided into two categories, namely non-invasive and invasive. More detailed explanations are as follows:

Invasive breast cancer

The most common form of invasive breast cancer is invasive ductal breast cancer that develops in breast forming cells. The word invasive means this cancer can spread beyond the breast. About 80 percent of all invasive breast cancer cases are of this type.

Other invasive breast cancer types include:

    Invasive lobular breast cancer. This disease develops in the milk-producing gland called lobules.

    Breast cancer is inflamed.
    Paget's cancer in the breast.

These types of cancers are also known as secondary breast cancer or metastasis. This type can spread to other parts of the body. Its spread is usually through lymph nodes (small glands that filter out bacteria from the body) or bloodstream.

Non-invasive breast cancer

Non-invasive forms of cancer are commonly found through mammography because they rarely cause lumps. This type is also often called pre-cancer. The most common type of cancer is ductal carcinoma in situ. This type of breast cancer is benign and is found in the ducts (ducts) of the breast, and has not spread.
Breast and Genetic Examination

The main cause of breast cancer is unknown. Therefore, full prevention for breast cancer is also difficult to determine. Many factors can increase the risk of cancer, such as age and family health history.

Breast and genetic screening is recommended for women with a higher likelihood of developing breast cancer. The risk of breast cancer increases with age, then women aged 50-70 years are advised to check themselves every three years. Women aged 70 years and over are also advised to consult and consult a doctor.
Steps of Breast Cancer Treatment

One in nine women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. Cancer that is detected in the early stages has an opportunity to heal through treatment steps. Therefore, it is very important for a woman to perform routine breast examination.

Breast cancer can be treated with a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. Some cases of breast cancer can also be treated through biological or hormonal therapy. During the treatment and recovery period, support from others (especially family and close friends) for breast cancer patients is very important.

(1) Lifting of Tumors (Operation of Tumor Removal)

Breast tumor removal surgery is usually performed in cases where tumor size is relatively small. The size of breast tissue removed depends on the type, size and location of the tumor, and breast size. Early-stage breast cancer patients usually choose this method, but to complete treatment to the roots, the process of surgery can also lift healthy tissue around it.

(2) Mastectomy (removal of breasts)

Mastectomy is the removal of the entire breast tissue, including the nipple. Usually, to thoroughly clean cancer cells and avoid recurrence, breast removal is the most common treatment undertaken by women.

However, removal of the breast does not mean that the cancer cells in the patient's body are completely gone. According to patients with advanced breast cancer, generally accompanied by the possibility of cancer cell metastasis. In addition, the recovery of a sufficiently long scar will provide the patient with trauma, plus an incomplete breast can make a woman more self-close.

(3) Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy can be divided into postoperative and preoperative chemotherapy. Postoperative chemotherapy as an attempt to further destroy cancer cells and improve treatment effectiveness; while preoperative chemotherapy can reduce the size of the tumor and reduce the difficulty of surgery. However, chemotherapy drugs can cause various side effects, including decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting, hair loss, decreased immune cells, and accelerate menopause in women 40 years and over.

(4) Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy is a cancer treatment method that uses high energy beam waves. Can be done as a single method or combined with other treatment methods. However, as with chemotherapy, radiotherapy has several side effects, such as stimulating the breast, making the breast color dark, causing scars and so on. Furthermore chemotherapy may not necessarily apply to any type of breast cancer patients, treatment methods should be based on the condition of each patient.

Surgery with radiotherapy chemotherapy is not the only option for breast cancer patients, Minimally Invasive Treatment can give women breast cancer treatment without having to lose her breasts.

Minimally Invasive Breast Cancer Treatment --- minimal trauma, rapid recovery, minor side effects

(1) Breast Cancer Intervention Method --- 2 mm Wound Injury, Accurate Killing Cancer Cells

Unlike conventional treatments, Intervention using a 1-2mm catheter that directs anti-cancer drugs directly on the center of the tumor, this method can kill cancer cells without injuring normal cells in the vicinity.

(2) Breast Cancer Cryosurgery Method --- Hot Cold Temperature Kills Tumors, Few Complications, Prevents Recurrence

The Cryosurgery method uses argon gas to lower the temperature and helium gas to raise the temperature. Cold and hot temperatures can kill tumors without harming normal tissue. This method can reduce the risk of surgery and complications, treatment processes and treatment outcomes can be monitored, no limits of anesthesia and side effects of chemotherapy, is a new option for patients with advanced breast cancer to the end.

(3) 3D Printed Template-Assisted Seed Implantation --- For 180 days, the seeds of particles will emit continuous radiation beam to kill cancer cells.

In contrast to conventional chemotherapy methods, Brachytherapy only affects breast cancer, reduces normal tissue damage, releases a continuous 180-day radiation ray so that all cancerous tissues are exposed to radiation, thereby achieving the goal of treatment; the 3D Printed Template-Assisted Seed Implantation method uses 3D Templates to ensure accuracy when planting particle seeds, it can improve the effectiveness of treatment and kill cancer cells more thoroughly.

(4) Breast Reconstruction --- Not Lifting Breasts, Maintaining Women's Self-Esteem

In the part of the tumor that has been removed, based on the patient's condition, an autologous tissue implantation or transplant method is chosen, then a new form of breast will be made, so that it does not make a difference to the average person, this method can make the patient feel beautiful and confident!

(5) Breast Cancer Prevention Center --- Making Treatment More Professional and Authoritative

The system combines breast detection, diagnosis, treatment, and care services, has a team of professional medical and nursing researchers, making breast cancer treatment more safe, reliable and effective, thereby enhancing the survival rate of breast cancer patients.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

7 Things About Breast Cancer Research You Need to Know

7 Things About Breast Cancer Research You Need to Know
7 Things About Breast Cancer Research You Need to Know - Breast cancer is a frightening disease for women. However, there is a glimmer of hope to prevent this disease. Did you know that breast cancer death rates have decreased by 38% since 1989?

"Thanks to advances in detection and treatment, women not only live longer, they also require less invasive surgery and therapy," said Theresa Bevers, MD, medical director of the Cancer Prevention Center at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, USA. Launched from the Health page, some of these things you need to know about the latest news from breast cancer.

Based on breast cancer research

Diet plays a role in the prevention of breast cancer

Awareness of women to live healthier, seems to be an important factor in the prevention of breast cancer. According to a study published in March this year, postmenopausal women whose diets approached the Mediterranean diet were 40% less likely to develop estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer.

Not only that, most women follow a plant-based diet, have a 15% lower risk of developing breast cancer, compared with women who follow the least, according to a study in 2013 at The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

"This may be partly due to the fact that the plant-based diet is rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants that can protect the body from cancer," Dr. Bevers.
So there's no reason to ignore fresh vegetables, fruits, peas, and seeds.

Not everyone needs surgery

Each year, more than 50,000 American women are diagnosed with in situ ductal carcinoma (DCIS) in which abnormal cells are found in the milk duct in the breast. You could say DCIS is the most common type of non-invasive breast cancer (not yet spread). Usually those diagnosed with DCIS, treated with a mastectomy or lumpectomy (often, but not always, this therapy is paired with radiation).

However, a 2015 study in JAMA Surgery found that women with low-grade DCIS who did not undergo surgery had a similar survival rate. And new trials in several cancer centers in the US will compare the results in women with DCIS who undergo surgery, with those who will be closely watched, with regular doctor visits and mammograms.

"Women need to know that DCIS has levels, from low to higher potency to advanced to invasive cancer," explained Grace Smith, MD, a radiation oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center. While most surgeons still recommend a mastectomy or lumpectomy for middle or high grade DCIS, some practitioners may allow active supervision for low grade DCIS.

So basically, "Mastectomy or lumpectomy is still regarded as a standard of care," said Dr. Smith. But if patients are concerned, they may consider talking to the doctor about the nonsurgical active surveillance option being investigated.

Diagnose early

As mammography becomes more familiar, DCIS is more common than in the past. Women are rarely diagnosed with DCIS after they have found lumps or other changes in the breast, such as discharge from the nipple.

DCIS is often seen as a pattern of calcification (micro accumulation) in the mammogram. Although the existing form and size of calcification is suspected as DCIS by radiologists, further examination is still needed. Usually doctors will advise patients to do core needle biopsy, by taking a bit of tissue with a needle, under the influence of local anesthesia. Examples of such tissues are then sent to a pathologist. Diagnosis can also be done with an open surgical biopsy.

Mammograms are still important

Mammograms have been around for almost half a century, but there is still controversy, although it has consistently been shown to reduce breast cancer deaths. While groups such as the American Cancer Society, the US Preventive Services Task Force, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists agree that women should undergo this life-saving X-ray. They are divided into when women should start doing mammograms, and how often they should do it.

So essentially there is no definite guideline other than a recommendation from your doctor. To know when to do a mammogram and need to do it every year, talk to your doctor-at least when you're 40, or earlier, if you have a family history of cancer.

Breast cancer research is progressing

The latest breast cancer research is immunotherapy, a type of treatment that utilizes its own immune response to blast cancer cells. It is very promising to treat triple-negative breast cancer, a very aggressive type.

But other breakthroughs have helped cut mortality, including targeted therapies for HER2-positive breast cancer (about 20 percent of women with breast cancer have this type of aggressive) and a class of drugs called CDK4 / 6 inhibitors, which help remove one type of breast cancer at an advanced stage by blocking cell proteins that allow tumors to grow.This progress is likely to increase survival rates for years to come.

Genetic test

Nearly 10% of all breast cancers are caused by mutations in two genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, which are also associated with ovarian, pancreatic, and prostate cancers. Genetic testing can also look for other gene mutations that increase the risk of breast cancer, such as PALB2. Doctors do not recommend screening for all women, but according to Mary Freivogel, president of the Society of Genetic Counselor, if you have the conditions below, you should do a genetic test:

1. You are diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 45, or with triple-negative breast cancer before age 60, or with ovarian cancer at any age.

2. You have family members with BRCA1 / 2 mutations.

3. You have the following family history: two or more siblings with breast or pancreas, one relative with ovarian cancer, diagnosed relatively younger than 50 years of age, or a case of male breast cancer.

Things that will not trigger breast cancer risk

You do not have to worry, this will not make your breast cancer risk.
  •  IVF. A 2016 study of more than 25,000 women found no increased risk in those who had undergone in vitro fertilization or IVF.
  •  Drinking coffee. If anything, it may lower your postmenopausal risk, says a study in 2015.
  • Stress. Breast cancer research in 2016 in the United Kingdom revealed that women who were continuously stressed for the previous five years, had no higher risk than those who had never or sometimes experienced stress.
  • Bra. No matter the size, type, or how often you use it: The 2014 study examined 1,044 postmenopausal women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer and concluded that the habit of wearing a bra had no effect.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

This is Full Explanation About Mesothelioma Life Expectancy and You Should Know

This is Full Explanation About Mesothelioma Life Expectancy and You Should Know
This is Full Explanation About Mesothelioma Life Expectancy and You Should Know - The average life expectancy of a mesothelioma ranged from 12 to 21 months, but many people live longer with the disease. Some patients have double or redouble their life expectancy by finding the right doctor for their diagnosis.

The best way to increase your life expectancy is by exploring treatment options with experienced specialists.

Mesothelioma is a rare disease, and General oncologists are not equipped with the background or knowledge to successfully fight the disease. Our Patient Assistance team is available to contact you with an experienced doctor.
Some of the important factors that affect the life expectancy of patients include:

Location: the place of origin of the disease is often the first factor in determining one's life expectancy. Those who have peritoneal mesothelioma (abdominal) has the best life expectancy, often revolves around a few years. Pleural mesothelioma (lung) carries a life expectancy of one or two years. Pericardial mesothelioma (heart) have the worst prognosis.

Cell type: the type of cells that make up the mesothelioma patients to determine how quickly they spread disease. Cell sarcomatoid, a rare, spread most quickly. Epithelioid cells, the most common, most widely spread. Biphasic cells are composed of cells and epithelioid, sarcomatoid so that life expectancy varies.

Stadium: the stages of mesothelioma patients is how to categorize how sophisticated. Patients with less advanced mesothelioma has better life expectancy. The early stages of mesothelioma has a life expectancy is closer to 21 months while the advanced stage of approaching 12 months.
Describe the factors

Several factors influence life expectancy: You can limit the influence of these factors against the expectations of your life by getting special treatment from a doctor.
Stages Of Mesothelioma

The stage of the disease you describe how far mesothelioma spread from the place it comes from. The further the disease spreads, the more advanced and increasingly onto the stage. The life expectancy of patients is greater in the early stages. Patients also have the option of treatment is more effective in the early stages of this disease.

Doctors diagnose pleural mesothelioma patients disease stages as the stadium 1-4 stadium, with 4 is the most advanced stage. There is currently no accepted staging system for peritoneal mesothelioma, so doctors diagnose this patient has a local stadium or advanced mesothelioma.

The following list describes how doctors diagnose pleural mesothelioma stages:

Stage 1: cancer localized to the point of origin.
Stage 2: the cancer has spread to the lung itself, part of the diaphragm, and nearby lymph nodes.
Stage 3: the cancer spread to one side of the chest wall, went into the chest, throat and lymph nodes etc.
Stage 4: cancer has spread to both sides of the chest, affecting other organs, blood, and bone cells.

While the stage of the disease you can help determine your life expectancy, it is important to remember that current statistics are based on the average life span of a mesothelioma patient. This average includes patients who did not receive care from specialists; Therefore, your life expectancy could be so much better with proper care.

According to the American Cancer Society, some life expectancy based on the stages of mesothelioma are:

Patients with mesothelioma stage 1 or 2 have an average life expectancy of 19 to 21 months.
Pleural mesothelioma patients with stage 3 or 4 have an average life expectancy of up to 16 months.
Patients with peritoneal mesothelioma who got surgical treatment often has a life expectancy of more than 5 years.

Mesothelioma are diagnosed in the early stages of responding to curative treatment with better, such as surgery or chemotherapy. In fact, with proper care, the life expectancy of patients diagnosed with mesothelioma stage 1 can range between 30 to 40 months — more than twice the average life expectancy of all patients.
Cell types

Types of mesothelioma cells have a big impact on your life expectancy. There are three types of cells: epithelioid, biphasic, and sarcomatoid. Each type of cell to behave – and respond – different treatment. Doctors determine the type of tumor cells while they diagnose you. Identify cell types help them create the most effective treatment for Your diagnosis.

Epithelioid cells are egg-shaped and stick to each other when spread. As a result, they spread slowly, making epithelioid mesothelioma becomes the most cell types can be treated with the best prognosis. The average life expectancy of patients with epithelial mesothelioma ranged from 12 to 27 months.

Sarcomatoid spindle-shaped cells and spread quickly to other parts of the body – its speed makes them less responsive to treatment. The average life expectancy of patients with mesothelioma sarcomatoid ranged from 7 to 18 months.

Biphasic tumors composed of epithelioid cells and sarcomatoid. The ratio of two kinds of cells determine the effects of biphasic mesothelioma tumor owned against your life expectancy. Epithelioid cells produce more hope of living longer, because the cells are epithelioid spread slowly and are responding to treatment with better. The average life expectancy of patients with mesothelioma biphasic ranged from 8 to 21 months.

Location Of Mesothelioma

Location of mesothelioma also has that effect your life expectancy. Where the tumor is derived-lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart-determine which treatment options available to you.

Pleural mesothelioma

Pleural mesothelioma is derived from the lining of the lung, pleura. The average life expectancy for most patients with mesothelioma at these locations ranged from 4 to 18 months. The life-prolonging treatment options available for you if you are diagnosed with mesothelioma pleural because doctors have more experience to handle it. Types of mesothelioma accounts for 75 percent of all cases are diagnosed.

Peritoneal mesothelioma

Peritoneal mesothelioma is derived from the lining of the lung, peritoneum and has the best life expectancy. The life expectancy average for patients diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma cancer is 12 months, although some studies have shown that having cytoreduction with HIPEC has extended the life expectancy of some patients to 5 years forward.

Pericardial mesothelioma

Pericardial mesothelioma is derived from the protective lining of the heart, pericardium. It is rare, accounting for about 1 percent of all diagnoses. The expectancy life for patients with cancer mesothelioma pericardial is 6 months. Pericardial mesothelioma have limited treatment options because of their rarity has been giving little chance to the doctors to develop new treatments.

Treatment Extending


The most effective way for cancer mesothelioma patients is Surgery, to extend their life expectancy. There are surgical options for pleural mesothelioma and peritoneal. If your doctor says that you are not eligible to undergo surgical treatment, get a second opinion from other mesothelioma specialists.

There are two operations for patients with pleural mesothelioma that is pneumonectomy ekstrapleural (EPP) and pleurectomy with decortication (P/D). A recent study reported that treatment with EPP improve overall patient survival rate to around 27.5 months. The (P/D)-a less invasive procedure for patients with pleural mesothelioma-has produced results similar to EPP, prolonging the survival rate of patients pleural mesothelioma up to about 20 months.

Cytoreductive surgery with intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is the most effective surgical option for peritoneal mesothelioma. There are reports of patients increase their life expectancy for more than 7 years with this treatment.
Multimodal Therapy

Multimodal therapy is a combination of two or more treatment options, including surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Overall, using more than one care can be increased the life expectancy of patients with cancer mesothelioma in any location, pleural or peritoneal.

According to some recent studies, patients pleural mesothelioma who have EPP combined with chemotherapy and radiation therapy are having a survival rate on average range between 13 to 23.9 months. Those who have a multimodal therapy that incorporates P/D with chemotherapy and radiation therapy produces survival rates are better for 30 months.

Cytoreduction with HIPEC is also form of multimodal treatment. This is a combination of surgery to remove a tumor in the abdomen and chemotherapy heat is applied directly into the abdominal cavity, which kills the microscopic cancer cells after the procedure.
New Treatment

New treatments are developed and tested in clinical trials by medical researchers, doctors are finding better ways to treat patients. If you have been diagnosed with stage-three or four stages of mesothelioma, you may not qualify for traditional treatment, like the EPP or P/d. However, you may benefit from treatments being developed is being tested in a clinical trial. Some treatments include immunotherapy, gene therapy and photodynamic therapy.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

What You Should Learn When will be Filed Mesothelioma Claim

What You Should Learn When will be Filed Mesothelioma Claim

 What You Should Learn When will be Filed Mesothelioma Claim - Mesothelioma is a very deadly form of cancer caused by asbestos-there is no dispute about it. In most cases, asbestos exposure causes mesothelioma tumor eventually develop in the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart caused by products containing asbestos, or exposure to asbestos asbestos mining including chains, transportation, and working with asbestos at the plant.

Employees have the right to safety at work, and the consumer has the right to safety of the goods they buy. As a result, the company that made asbestos products, or which require their employees to work with asbestos in the form of raw (such as mining or using it in a factory) or the products they use (such as drywall, insulation, concrete, tiles, etc) can be held responsible for this exposure.

Should I file a Mesothelioma claim?

Even before filing lawsuits, many people are asking themselves whether they should sue the company responsible for their exposure. Often, people have a bad opinion of lawyers, lawsuits, and "litigious society" which is all around us today. But this view is paint a picture that is too simple.

The legal system set up for one reason, and one reason alone: give justice to those who have been persecuted. Like the system created by human beings, it is certainly not perfect. However, when it comes to the issue of liability products such as asbestos exposure, it can give people who suffered health problems (such as mesothelioma) as a way to pay for medical expenses, loss of income, and care sustainable.

In fact, asbestos has been known to cause illness for over a hundred years – in fact, even Ancient Greece people ever know that asbestos is very deadly. But the company continues to use these dangerous substances, ignoring all the medical evidence and other proof of the nature of the toxic. Even today, asbestos is still not prohibited, and it is still mined, imported, and used to manufacture a variety of products. New in the last few years, asbestos has been found in everything from the typical products, such as brake and building materials, to children's products such as forensic equipment toys and crayons.

Science and medicine is clear, and the companies that have chosen to ignore evidence that asbestos was hazardous substances should be responsible for their actions. However, the decision about whether the claim of mesothelioma in the end it is up to the individual.

Mesothelioma Claim Step 1: Collect the Diagnosis Details

To make a claim, you (or a loved one) first of all requires a diagnosis of mesothelioma. Because mesothelioma is a rare disease and can often present symptoms similar to the disease and other conditions, this could mean months of testing – and even potentially incorrect diagnoses.

It is important to keep good records of all the details about Your diagnosis. This includes details such as:
  • The first time you begin to feel the symptoms
  • Doctor what you see (primary care, cancer specialist, a second opinion, etc.)
  • What do diagnostic tests
  • Are there any other diagnosis or wrong diagnosis

Much of this information will become part of your medical history, but you must include the relevant information which is also not a part of your medical file. We recommend that you keep a journal or logbook so you can write down how you feel physically and emotionally, how it affects you, and test notes about what the doctor is saying to you.

Also, it's good you ask friends or family members who are trustworthy to follow the diagnostic test and hear the results. They may remember things that you forget, and might help you understand what the doctors tell you.

Mesothelioma Claim Step 2: Determine where you are exposed to asbestos

Given that the asbestos is used everywhere for one half of the last century (and longer), there are some places that are safe from the potential asbestos exposure. Many of the buildings are older than about 30 years very might have asbestos in them. In addition, there are products out there that still have asbestos.

Individuals who are most at risk for mesothelioma are veterans who worked on the ship, aircraft, or vehicles containing asbestos (or have a spare parts with asbestos in it) and industry workers such as construction workers, factory employees, miners, and similar jobs where asbestos plays a major role.

However, there are many others who have developed mesothelioma due to exposure in other places-at home, at school, or even in the Office building-or exposed to both, such as asbestos dust on the clothes of a loved one. Think of good where you work and where you love work is a big part of knowing where your relationship may take place. You may need to ask family members and friends who can help you remember the work you and Your immediate family have and might have been exposed.

Mesothelioma Claim Step 3: Get Professional legal help

When you have a medical condition or disease such as mesothelioma, you want a doctor who is trained specifically in the face of conditions or diseases. In the same way, it is important to do your research and find a law firm that knows the law, regulations, and case history regarding mesothelioma and can help you and your family receive compensation to pay bills and recover lost revenue, as applicable.

Part of the reason why you need a good legal team is that there are a number of different options through which the mesothelioma patients and their families can receive help. These include:
  • Veterans Affairs - VA recognizes mesothelioma as a condition that is confidentially, depending from where you are served and whether you are exposed to asbestos during servicing you. VA may cover medical expenses if you qualify.

  • Asbestos trust fund - A lot of companies that once made asbestos products since broke. However, as part of the bankruptcy process, they had to create a trust fund to make payments to potential asbestos victims in the future. This Fund is available to people who meet the criteria of trust funds, depending on Your work history and exposure.

  • Multidisciplinary - Given the multitude of litigation persons who have diagnosed health problems resulting from exposure to asbestos, the U.S. court system has established an efficient way for victims to receive compensation. You might be able to move your case to the asbestos MDL, if details of Your exposure in accordance with the grievance complaint.

  • Standalone demands - If the above options are not available to you, you can still file a lawsuit against the company (or companies) that is responsible for Your exposure to asbestos.

Forget the commercials late at night and the drama of the courtroom that makes everything look creepy and intense. A good lawyer will work with you and on your behalf to determine the best way to help you receive compensation. They will also handle litigation and legal proceedings whatsoever, give you more time to focus receives the care and recovery of Your disease.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Symptoms and Signs of Mesothelioma Which You Should Know as Early as Possible

Symptoms and Signs of Mesothelioma Which You Should Know as Early as Possible
Symptoms and Signs of Mesothelioma Which You Should Know as Early as Possible - Malignancies involving the mesothelial cells of the human body, including the pleura, the peritoneum, the pericardium, and the testes, are known as malignant mesothelioma, either local or diffuse. Most, but not all, cases of malignant mesothelioma in pleural (lung cancer) are usually associated with exposure to asbestos. Patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, 77% have been exposed to asbestos in their past. The diagnosis of mesothelioma is difficult to enforce because the results of effusion fluid analysis from cancer are usually undiagnostic. Mesothelioma is more common in males than females and it occurs most commonly in the fifth decade until the 7th decade. Most cases (about 90%) of malignant mesothelioma occur in the pleura.

From the histology there are 3 types of mesothelioma, mesothelioma sarcomatous, mesothelioma epithelial, and mesothelioma mixed (mixed). Pleural mesothelioma usually begins as plaque and nodules that combine to produce sheetlike neoplasm. Tumor growth usually begins at the bottom of the chest. Tumors can attack the diaphragm and envelop the surface of the lung and the interlobar gap.

As the disease progresses, it often extends to the lung parenchyma, chest wall and mediastinal wall. Pleural mesothelioma can spread to the esophagus, ribs, spine, brachial plexus, and superior cava vein.

Asbestos, amphibole asbestos, asbestos-crocidolite, and amosite asbestos in particular, are the major carcinogens involved in pathogenesis. Exposure to chrysotile asbestos is associated with a lower incidence of mesothelioma. Industrial areas often associated with mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure include the mining industry, shipbuilding involving the use of asbestos, the manufacture of cement asbestos, ceramics, grinding paper, auto parts, and railway repair plants.

Clinical manifestations / clinical symptoms of mesothelioma that occur are:

    Dyspnea and nonpleuritic chest wall pain are the most common symptoms of malignant mesothelioma. (Approximately 60-90% of patients experience symptoms of chest pain or dyspnea.)

    In patients with malignant mesothelioma, physical findings of pleural effusion are usually known by percussion and auscultation.

    In rare cases, malignant mesothelioma manifests as cord compression, brachial plexopathy, Horner syndrome, or superior vena cava syndrome. Death is usually caused by infection or respiratory failure from the development of mesothelioma.

    The main areas that often occur in the pleura (87%), peritoneum (5.1%), and pericardium (0.4%).

Signs of mesothelioma 

Mesothelioma sufferers may include, such as shortness of breath due to fluid around the lungs, swollen abdomen, chest pain in the walls, coughing, fatigue, and weight loss. These symptoms usually come slowly.

More than 80% of mesothelioma cases are caused by exposure to asbestos dust or debris. The greater the exposure the greater the risk. By 2013 about 125 million people have been exposed to asbestos at work. High rates of disease occur in people who mine asbestos, produce products from asbestos, work with asbestos products, live with asbestos workers, or work in buildings containing asbestos. Washing clothes from someone who works closely with asbestos also increases the risk of contracting the disease. Other risk factors include genetic and infection with simian virus 40. Diagnosis can be seen based on X-ray results and CT scan findings.

Prevention can be done is to reduce exposure to asbestos while working with a dust-proof mask. For self treatment is often done by surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. A procedure known as pleurodesis, which involves using substances such as talcum powder for pleural scars together, can be used to prevent more fluid accumulating around the lungs. While chemotherapy is often given cisplatin and pemetrexed drugs. The percentage of people who can survive for five years after being diagnosed with this cancer, on average only 8% in the United States.

By 2013 about 50,000 people have been affected by mesothelioma and about 34,000 people die from the disease. Mesothelioma levels vary in different regions of the world. Levels are higher in Australia, UK, and lower in Japan. This happens to about 3,000 people per year in the United States. This happens more often in men than in women. The level of disease has increased since the 1950s. Diagnosis usually occurs after age 65 and most deaths occur in people aged about 70 years. This disease is rarely encountered before commercial use of asbestos.

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Many are Curious About, is Mesothelioma Curable and How

Many are Curious About, is Mesothelioma Curable?

Many are Curious About, is Mesothelioma Curable and How - Treatment for malignant mesothelioma has not been found, but people affected by this disease still prefer to undergo treatment with mixed methods or participate in various clinical trials. Various kinds of mesothelioma treatment techniques are regularly performed with surgical procedures, medication therapy, and radiation therapy.

Although this treatment is most often found, you can find other treatment options that are now increasing in popularity. Some of the treatment options are gene therapy, immunotherapy, and photodynamic therapy.

The different surgical procedures performed on malignant mesothelioma patients there are 3 types of palliative surgery procedures, diagnostic surgical procedures, curative surgical procedures.

Treatment or cure for mesothelioma cancer disease
Cure with surgery for mesothelioma cancer patients:

Palliative surgery

Palliative surgery is aimed at reducing symptoms and eliminating all cancer cells. However, this type of surgery is not recommended.

Curative surgery

The purpose of curative surgery is to remove as much mesothelioma cancer as possible, and hope this type of therapy can completely heal people. Curative surgical surgery is usually followed by chemotherapy or by radiation therapy.

Diagnostic surgery

Diagnostic surgery is intended to approach the finding of the fact of cancer or not in the patient. This procedure is in addition that can help identify where cancer lies, if found, the diagnosis of mesothelioma is usually still in non-invasive form.

Cure with medication therapy for mesothelioma cancer patients:

Medication chemotherapy 

Medication chemotherapy are given intravenously in order to destroy cancerous tissue. Mesothelioma cancer cells develop very quickly and chemotherapy will be more effective if given immediately.

Cure with radiation therapy for mesothelioma cancer patients:

Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy is done by comparing medication therapy, which aims to destroy cancer tissue and limit the spread of many cancer cells as much as possible. This method is also called "ionizing radiation" and is usually used after surgery. The mechanism works similar to palliative care which is also intended to relieve pain caused by disease.

Photodynamic therapy

Photodynamic therapy is commonly used if malignant mesothelioma cancer is still small and less effective for metastatic cancer. Photodynamic therapy requires intravenous medication therapy that later cancer cells will be killed as susceptible to certain.

Treatment This gene is still experimental and requires people to be infected by an virus ?? virus that will make genetic changes. This virus goes into mesothelioma cancer cells that cause protein production. Some time after the virus infects people who have changed genetically, will be given chemotherapy medication that do not damage normal cells, but able to kill cancer cells.

Immunotherapy is given to try the individual's immune system to destroy cancer cells. With individual immunotherapy, malignant mesothelioma cells will be removed which are then used to produce the vaccine. People who injected the vaccine, will have an immune system that is able to recognize "malignant mesothelioma vaccine cells" as harmful substances, so the presence of cancer cells itself is known as harmful substances.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Couses, Type and Treatment Mesothelioma Cancer

Couses, Type and Treatment Mesothelioma Cancer

Couses, Type and Treatment Mesothelioma Cancer - Cancer has become one of the global diseases in recent times. The more people who have cancer, making many people also want to know the various types of cancer that may threaten their health, one of them is a type of mesothelioma cancer.

This cancer is rare, but mesothelioma cancer that occurs in the lungs is very dangerous and deadly. Mesothelioma cancer usually occurs in the membrane around the lungs called the pleura.

What is mesothelioma Cancer ? Mesothelioma is an aggressive malignant cancer that affects the lining membrane of the lungs and stomach, malignant mesothelioma or malignant mesothelioma is the most serious of all diseases associated with asbestos. Although rare, mesothelioma cancer is no longer considered rare. The main cause and risk factor for mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos.

Causes mesothelioma Cancer disease

What causes mesothelioma ?
The main cause of mesothelioma cancer that attacks these lung cells is exposure to the adhesive dust that is a fibrous amphibole. People who inhale these fibers can cause asbestosis or lung cancer. However, this mesothelioma is different from asbestosis. Asbestos is a microscopic mineral deposited on the pleural lining of the lungs and the peritoneal lining of the abdominal cavity and occurs naturally.

Asbestos can be shaped roof boards, minerals, fibers and various kinds of asbestos preparations that can cause dust mixed with air. If the collection of asbestos dust is inhaled constantly then the dust will gather and settle in the lungs. This is what causes cancer.

Mesothelioma has several types and can attack several parts of the body, among others:

1. Mesothelioma pleura (lung membrane)

This type is the most common of all mesothelioma. Usually caused by the frequent inhaling of asbestos fiber dust, which is then trapped in the pleura and causes scarring and inflammation.

2. Peritoneal mesothelioma (lining of the abdominal cavity)

The second most common type develops in the peritoneum, the tissue that lines the stomach. As with pleural mesothelioma, the cause is dust and asbestos fibers that either swallow or find a way to the digestive tract so that it settles and develops in the lining of the abdominal cavity.

3. Pericardial mesothelioma (the sac encasing the heart)

Mesothelioma is ranked third most often that attacks the tissue lining the heart. The cause is also asbestos, and this cancer develops from abnormal cells that have developed in the pleura. Somehow the process, but this asbestos dust can penetrate into the pericardium and develop in the heart membrane.

4. Mesothelioma of the test*s tunica vag*nalis (the internal layer of male s*x organs) and Mesothelioma uteri tunika serosa (the internal membrane of female intimate organs)

Both types of mesothelioma are the most rare. Although it is uncertain how exactly asbestos dust can settle and attack the female and male intimate organs, some cases do show that asbestos dust is the main cause.

Mesothelioma Cancer Treatment

The treatment of Mesothelioma is prolonging the life expectancy of the patient. Mesothelioma treatment can be done with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and alternative treatment naturally.

This is a treatment for mesothelioma cancer disease :

Surgery - This surgical treatment aims to remove a developing tumor in the lung membrane that covers the internal organs. This operation also needs to be in combination with therapy.
Chemotherapy - Chemotherapy aims to kill cancer cells and shrink tumor cells that exist in the lungs. Drugs often used in chemotherapy are cisplatin combined with pemetrexed to obtain optimal results.

Radiation - This radiation is very powerful in dealing with cancer cells and tumors. This therapy is usually combined with surgery. This radiation is very powerful because it kills cancer cells and tumors evenly.

Acupuncture - Acupuncture treatment is very much interested, because it has been proven to relieve symptoms associated with Mesothelioma. Such as shortness of breath, pain, anxiety, and depression.

Herbs - Some plants that can overcome or prevent against cancer are astragalus, celandine, Mistletoe, Claw Cat and Vitamin C. The plant is very powerful to increase endurance.

After knowing the causes and types of cancer Mesothelioma, is expected to overcome and avoid mesothelioma treatment. Or we can prevent the treatment of Mesothelioma by maintaining health and free from exposure to asbestos dust. If you are one who works in the field of asbestos industry, or have direct contact with asbestos quite often, then it would be nice to check yourself before mesothelioma cancer disease attacks us.