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Old 04-10-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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I have recently been diagnosed with Asbestos related lung cancer. An option for treatment is to use talc to inhibit the return of fluid around the lung. Can anyone give me an insight to this treatment and their experiences with it?

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Re: Asbestos Lung Cancer

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I have recently been diagnosed with Asbestos related lung cancer. An option for treatment is to use talc to inhibit the return of fluid around the lung. Can anyone give me an insight to this treatment and their experiences with it?
Hi There,

I had a family member that had this procedure done, it's called "Pleurodesis".
It seemed very successful in the beginning and the Dr. seemed pleased with the outcome.
However, overtime some fluid did return and little pockets of fluid formed.

You may want to do an internet search on Pleurodesis so that you can gather more information on how it's done, the success rate and overall outcome afterwards.

Good luck.
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