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Mesothelioma

68-Year-Old Man Diagnosed with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma in Conjunction with Metastatic Malignant Mesothelioma in the Form of a Tongue Lesion

2021-01-13T19:32:40-05:00January 13th, 2021|Mesothelioma|

Although cases of tongue metastasis are rare, researchers recently found a case wherein a 68-year-old Chinese man was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma in conjunction with a tongue lesion that was discovered to be a rare form of metastatic malignant mesothelioma. While malignant pleural mesothelioma is normally found in the lung, heart, chest wall, ...

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FDA Approves Opdivo and Yervoy as First New Treatment for Mesothelioma in 16 Years

2020-10-12T19:31:49-04:00October 12th, 2020|Mesothelioma, Mesothelioma Treatment|

by Eleanor Ericson, RN The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for the rare disease malignant pleural mesothelioma. The new treatment is two immunotherapy drugs working together as first line therapy to treat patients that are not surgical candidates. This is the first new drug therapy approved ...

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Two Years Later: Remembering Dr. David Sugarbaker

2020-09-17T20:13:35-04:00September 17th, 2020|Mesothelioma, Mesothelioma Treatment|

by Eleanor Ericson, RN and Lisa Hyde-Barrett, RN In life there are many people that you come in contact with and a few that leave a lasting impression on you. Whether personally or professionally, these influencers can guide your life’s journey in ways that you never planned. Wherever you encounter ...

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