• By Dana Sparks

MAYO CLINIC RADIO

June 11, 2015

word cloud with lung cancer and mesothelioma

Malignant mesothelioma, cancer of the lining of the lungs and abdomen, is relatively rare but often fatal. The 5-year survival rate is between just 5 and 10 percent. On this week's program, thoracic surgeon Dr. Dennis Wigle and pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist Dr. Tobias Peikert explain how viruses are being used to treat mesothelioma and increase the odds of survival. Mayo Clinic Women's Health Clinic bannerAlso on the program, Dr. Stephanie Faubion, director of the Mayo Clinic Women's Health Clinic, discusses hypoactive sexual desire disorder in women and the new drug designed to treat HSDD. And geriatrician Dr. Paul Takahashi talks about how to detect and prevent malnutrition in older adults.

Myth or Matter-of-Fact: Malignant mesothelioma often begins decades before it's diagnosed.

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