Coronavirus and Mesothelioma Victims

March 11, 2020 By Melissa Soria

Mesothelioma patients and their caregivers have to be extra vigilant during this time as a result of the fast-spreading Coronavirus. Here is what the CDC recommends to stay healthy: * Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. * Use alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content. * Avoid touching…

New liquid biopsy test unveiled for mesothelioma

February 18, 2020 By Melissa Soria

Cellular Analytics, a biotechnology company in Ontario, Canada, has unveiled a novel liquid biopsy test for mesothelioma that could lead to more effective management of this rare cancer. The test has the potential to produce a much-earlier diagnosis of disease and the ability to personalize treatment and better predict a patient’s response to specific therapies.…

Asbestos in talc can increase the risk of mesothelioma

January 29, 2020 By Melissa Soria

Did you know that asbestos in talc can increase the risk of mesothelioma? Talc is used in food processing, and to make some supplements, pharmaceutical pills, gum, and rice. Consumer groups have also found it in crayons and children’s toys. Talc is also used in many cosmetics: lipstick, mascara, face powder, blush, eye shadow, and foundation.