Mesothelioma pioneer and renowned thoracic surgeon Dr. David Sugarbaker died Aug. 29, 2018. Asbestos.com recently interviewed him about all things related to mesothelioma. Sugarbaker was director of the Lung Institute at Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to serving as a prominent mesothelioma specialist, he created the Sugarbaker Walker and perfected the extrapleural pneumonectomy for the treatment of pleural mesothelioma.Read Dr. David Sugarbaker's Memorial
Mesothelioma is a rare asbestos-related cancer that affects nearly 3,000 people each year in the United States, and it forms on the linings of the lungs, abdomen or heart.Mesothelioma Information
Doctors treat mesothelioma with radiation, surgery and chemotherapy. But medical advances, such as immunotherapy, are extending lives.Mesothelioma Treatment Options
Exposure to asbestos, mostly in high-risk jobs, including construction, firefighting and military service, is the leading cause of mesothelioma.Asbestos Exposure Risks
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