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Learn about the New Combination Therapy for Pleural Mesothelioma

Immunotherapy has become an effective way to treat many cancers in the last few years, however, this type of treatment has eluded mesothelioma until recently. Now, new combination therapy is being used successfully on mesothelioma patients. In the fall of 2020, the FDA approved Opdivo® (nivolumab) combined with Yervoy® (ipilimumab) to treat mesothelioma. This combo represents the first frontline drug regiment in the past 16 years.

Revlon Lawsuit Targets Use Of the Company’s Talc Powder

On February 25, 2020, a lawsuit was filed against Revlon Inc., alleging that a woman was stricken with mesothelioma cancer because of asbestos in the company’s cosmetic products. The lawsuit was filed in state court in New York by a couple from Maryland. It was filed by Laura McDaniel, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma in January as well as her husband. Her father had been employed by Revlon in New York City for many years. McDaniel believes her cancer stemmed from there because her father would bring company products home for her to use. This included Jean Nate Silkening Body Powder, which had been sold by Revlon since 1935. Revlon is a multinational company that makes cosmetics, fragrances, and skincare products.

Mesothelioma Trials of New Treatment About to Begin

Mesothelioma trials are being scheduled for a new treatment that looks promising. Mesothelioma is an aggressive type of cancer that can affect the abdomen, heart or lungs and cost the life of a loved one. The most common cause is by exposure to asbestos and can appear many years after exposure. The life expectancy of an individual who contracts mesothelioma can range from one year to 21 months. However, a recent discovery by scientists in Israel may help turn that around for this deadly cancer.

Asbestos Exposure in the Home

Asbestos Exposure in the Home

Asbestos Exposure in the Home – Asbestos is an unwelcome pollutant. If inhaled or swallowed, asbestos fibers can damage the cells of the mesothelium and cause mesothelioma, an incurable form of cancer. While asbestos exposure is common among those who work in occupations like construction, factory, and shipyard, you can also be exposed to it in your own home. Based on data from the National Cancer Institute, about 5,000 everyday household products contain asbestos. Many of these items can pose serious exposure risks when they are in use, damaged or repaired.

what you need to know about mesothelioma cancer

What You Need to Know About Mesothelioma Cancer

I’m Ed Smith, an El Dorado Hills mesothelioma lawyer. Mesothelioma cancer is a dangerous disease that still occurs in about 3,000 people each year. The primary risk for this disease is exposure to asbestos, but symptoms may not arise for many years after exposure.

What You Need to Know After Being Diagnosed With Mesothelioma

What You Need to Know After Being Diagnosed With Mesothelioma

I’m Ed Smith, an El Dorado Hills asbestosis and mesothelioma lawyer. Once you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it takes some time to get over the initial shock. For most people, worry over what comes next and then how your family will afford the treatment is overwhelming. Depending on your situation, there are multiple ways of recovering the funds that are needed. This includes a personal injury lawsuit. Let’s take a look at what mesothelioma is, where it originates and how individuals are compensated.

New Precision Therapy Drugs May Help Mesothelioma Patients

New Precision Therapy Drugs May Help Mesothelioma Patients

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento asbestosis and mesothelioma lawyer. Cancer research is reaching new heights as more drugs are becoming available. Until recently, treatment for mesothelioma has relied on surgery, radiation, chemo, and combinations of such therapies. New target precision therapies are increasingly being added to help treat mesothelioma patients. Let’s look at some of these new advances in mesothelioma therapy.

New Mesothelioma Trial Uses Combination Drugs

New Mesothelioma Trial Uses Combination Drugs

I’m Ed Smith, an El Dorado Hills mesothelioma lawyer. A new drug trial to test a treatment for mesothelioma was recently announced. The combination drug may be effective against pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma.


The Secret is out about California’s State Rock

I’m Ed Smith, an El Dorado Hills Mesothelioma lawyer. Serpentine is the official State Rock in California. Ours was the first state to announce an official state rock and an official state mineral. Chrysotile asbestos, naturally occurring in serpentine, is known as a carcinogen listed by the Enviornmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Although the dangers of exposure to asbestos fibers has now been well-known for many years, the several different diseases that may result may not be. In addition to malignant mesothelioma — a cancer that appears in the mesothelial tissues lining the lungs, peritoneum, pericardium, and chest cavity — other cancers of the lungs, kidneys, and gastrointestinal tract have also been connected to asbestos. Asbestos fiber inhalation is also the direct cause of asbestosis, a condition in which the lung tissues become increasingly scarred, seriously reducing lung function.

Malignant mesothelioma is a very devastating diagnosis — most people diagnosed with this cancer die within 12 months of receiving their diagnosis. This is not to say victims of this disease should be without hope. For example, famous scientist Stephen Jay Gould lived for more than 20 years after his mesothelioma diagnosis, eventually succumbing to an unrelated condition. While certainly grim, malignant mesothelioma diagnoses are still relatively rare.

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