the Mesothelioma Victims Center is sharing an article it found this week that is published in the Toronto Star that brings hope, in the form of a new therapy, for diagnosed mesothelioma victims that can double survival time in patients
(PRWEB) May 06, 2014
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "While we are incredibly passionate about making certain every diagnosed victim of this rare form of cancer has instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys, we are just as passionate about making certain just diagnosed victims, and their loved ones know about the latest updates as far a possible new mesothelioma treatment options. Which is why, as of this week, we are sharing an article we found from the Toronto Star newspaper that should bring hope to diagnosed victims."
According to the April 13th 2014 edition of the Toronto Star, "Thanks to a new therapy pioneered by a pair of Toronto doctors, 74-year-old victim of mesothelioma has been cancer free for more than four years. The technique used by Dr. John Cho and Dr. Marc de Perrot at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has doubled survival times in patients with mesothelioma, according to research they published last month. Their success has drawn attention from around the world and they say doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota will soon attempt to use their method.”
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “It's a groundbreaking therapy that sheds light on a subset of victims that otherwise had little hope. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is aggressive, which often catches people off guard and doesn't leave them much time to plan out what needs to happen, or leave them enough time to even begin to think about options to prolong their lives. We wanted to share this new therapy with anyone suffering from mesothelioma in the hopes that they will reach out to us for more information.”
The Toronto Star goes on to say, “Cho, a radiation oncologist, and de Perrot, a thoracic surgeon, paired up to turn conventional treatment on its head, giving patients radiation before surgery instead of after it. They’ve dubbed the technique SMART, for Surgery for Mesothelioma After Radiation Therapy, and Cho says three-year survival rates have more than doubled, from 32 per cent to 72 per cent. Because the study only started five years ago, survival rates could be pushed further in the years to come.
The Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their family members to call them anytime at 866-714-6466 for instant access the nation's best mesothelioma compensation attorneys, or specific research aimed at helping the victim, or their family get the best possible treatment options. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
Information About Mesothelioma For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families From The Mesothelioma Victims Center:
According to the US Center for Disease Control, the average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. Frequently victims of mesothelioma are initially misdiagnosed with pneumonia. This year between 2,500 and 3,000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is attributable to exposure to asbestos.
High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include: US Navy Veterans, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
The states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include: Pennsylvania, Maine, New Jersey, West Virginia, Florida, Wyoming, and Washington. However, based on the calls the Mesothelioma Victims Center receives diagnosed victims could be in any state including California, New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and Alaska.
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “Before you hire a mesothelioma attorney please call us at 866-714-6466, and compare the qualifications of who we consider to be the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys to any other lawyer, or law firm. When it comes to obtaining the best mesothelioma settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
For more information about a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos called mesothelioma, please visit the US Centers For Disease Control's web site: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm