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July 3, 2008

Good News For Mesothelioma Sufferers

Author: Nick Jervis


The drug, which is prescribed for malignant pleural
mesothelioma, was previously only available to a small number of
sufferers, is now available for patients who are able to carry
out normal activity without restriction or those who are unable
to undertake strenuous activity but who are otherwise able to

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that is nearly always caused by
occupational exposure to asbestos. It causes a thickening of the
lining of the lungs and develops into a tumour in the lining of
the lungs, which can grow into the stomach.</p>

The disease is unfortunately incurable but Alimta can help to
increase life expectancy and reduce symptoms.</p>

Until now the drug has only been available in certain areas of
the UK, leading to the criticism that there is something of a
postcode lottery when it comes to mesothelioma treatment.</p>

Despite the two year wait it has taken for NICE to issue
guidance, it will now be possible for sufferers to receive
Alimta on the NHS throughout the UK. </p>

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