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Radiotherapy may not offer benefit for mesothelioma patients

Mesothelioma patients in Kentucky may soon be receiving a different recommended treatment plan from their oncologist. A new study found that prophylactic radiotherapy may not be a successful treatment option for this form of cancer. Prophylactic radiotherapy has been used for over 20 years in the treatment of pleural mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma and nonexpandable lung

Kentucky residents who have a nonexpandable lung may have malignant mesothelioma. The lungs of people with malignant mesothelioma are unable to expand to the chest wall, which makes it difficult for them to inhale and exhale normally. This inability of the lung to expand properly can be the result of fibrotic changes in the chest cavity and of inflammation. According to researchers who examined patients who were diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, a nonexpendable lung in cancer patients who can be an accurate indicator of patient mortality.

Mesothelioma survival rates have not improved

Kentucky patients who have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma may be interested to learn that survival rates have not improved throughout the last few decades despite the fact that the treatments for the disease are improving. According to a study, patients with mesothelioma have a median survival rate of 15 months, which has barely changed since 1990.

GE factory staff may be at risk for asbestos-related illness

General Electric has been a major employer in the Louisville area for some time. Quite a few people commute to Appliance Park every day to clock in for work. Most of those people expect to bring home a decent living wage, as well as benefits that improve the quality of life for their family members.

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