According to a recent report a new approach is being looked into that could end up making it easier and faster to diagnose the deadly asbestos related cancer, mesothelioma. This is a form of cancer that is notoriously difficult to diagnose in time, and this is because it can take several decades for the symptoms to actually manifest, which means that it is often too late for effective treatment by the time the diagnosis has been made.

In a recent statement Michael Harbut, co-director of the National Center for Vermiculite and Asbestos-Related Cancers which is based at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, Michigan said that there are high hopes that this new approach could make a big impact on public health.

He stated: “Radiographic approaches developed by Carmen Endress, Associate Professor of Radiology at Wayne State University School of Medicine, allow us to visualize lesions caused by asbestos exposure in three dimensional detail and often at a much earlier stage than that of the current standard radiographic techniques.”

It is thought that the new approach could help to make it easier to detect this type of disease, make it easier to tell the difference between various different forms of asbestos related diseases, and ultimately make it easier and faster to both diagnose and therefore treat asbestos related disease. ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������

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