HOUSTON, July 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- People who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma now have a new and free source of information about possible cures and treatments: Mesothelioma.us is a new website that is devoted to helping people understand this difficult disease. As a spokesperson for http://mesothelioma.us/ noted, the new website discusses cases and diagnoses of the often misunderstood disease.
Even though Mesothelioma.us launched a short time ago, it is already getting a lot of attention from readers who are eager for reliable and in-depth information about mesothelioma. For example, a section of the site called Mesothelioma Treatment Tests explains how the progression and prognosis are important aspects of the diagnostic process.
For example, those who worked in mines or with asbestos-containing products like insulation, cement and HVAC, as well as those who worked in construction and engineering will typically undergo a thorough diagnosis to determine if their health symptoms are caused by mesothelioma.
In addition to chest x-rays and lung capacity tests, Mesothelioma.us notes there are a variety of other tests that can be used to diagnose the condition. For example, a new and promising method is called the MESOMARK assay, which is a blood test that can detect peptides that are released into the bloodstream by mesothelioma cells.
Once mesothelioma has been confirmed, the doctor will advise different treatment options.
"New clinical trials are being introduced to the public on a regular basis and there are a variety of treatments that are being used to treat mesothelioma," an article on the new website noted.
"Certain factors will determine the type of treatment you will receive including the extent of the disease, your age, your medical history, the location, and type of mesothelioma."
While surgery is the most common treatment, other procedures like a pneumonectomy or pleurectomy may also be recommended. Chemotherapy and radiation may also help to halt the spread of the disease.
Mesothelioma.us is an authoritative website that includes comprehensive resources for mesothelioma patients and their families. The site includes up-to-date information about treatment options, major U.S. cancer centers, clinical trials, veteran's claims and benefit information and mesothelioma lawyers. For more information, please visit http://mesothelioma.us/.