HOUSTON, July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mesothelioma.us, a free online resource that offers invaluable and in-depth articles and information packets for people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, has just posted a new article that looks at some of the controversial new research that is being conducted on the disease.
As the new article on http://mesothelioma.us/ explained, mesothelioma is still quite difficult to recognize, challenging to diagnose and unfortunately, exceptionally hard to treat in an effective manner. While oncologists understand that mesothelioma is related to the exposure and inhalation of asbestos, the disease typically incubates for some time before symptoms begin to appear.
"There are many organizations that are involved with research on mesothelioma and this includes the companies responsible for exposing employees and their families to asbestos," the new article noted, adding that those diagnosed with mesothelioma have discovered that they can claim compensation for the exposure, holding the companies responsible.
"This means that these companies have a responsibility to help with the costly research."
As the number of cases of mesothelioma continues to rise, the National Institute of Cancer is committed to its research on the disease--including the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Some of the new treatment methods include photodynamic therapy, immunotherapy and intensity modulated radiation therapy, which targets the affected areas with radiation while avoiding healthy cells and tissues.
"A lot of research on Mesothelioma is devoted to learning about how asbestos affects cells, and how cells are changed by exposure to this material. With the knowledge gained from this research we hope to learn how this can be prevented or minimized," the article noted.
Clinical trials are also being conducted on new treatments that may have the ability to help people with mesothelioma. Because patients who have been diagnosed with the disease are participating, the way they are responding to the treatments is allowing researchers to accurately gauge the results.
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/.