Month: December 2017

Most Inspirational Mesothelioma Stories for 2018

While a lot of people are looking back at the impact of asbestos and mesothelioma over the past year, we at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance wanted to take a look ahead and shed some light on what we think will be some of the most inspirational stories to follow in […]

Advancements in Mesothelioma Research in 2017

Like every year, 2017 was full of highs and lows. While asbestos made headlines for positives, like a ban in Brazil, advocates also saw…

Top Asbestos Stories of 2017

This year has been a rollercoaster ride for many. From conflicts in politics to major shake-ups in Hollywood, the year has definitely had its…

The High Cost of Asbestos Abatement Puts More Families at Risk

As we approach the new year, many people start to come up with resolutions or general plans of what they hope to accomplish in…

Understanding Off-Label Drug Use in Treating Mesothelioma

Whenever we get sick, we hope to be prescribed the leading approved medicine for whatever ailment we’re facing. But for some diseases, especially more…

Asbestos Products: Toys, Makeup, Talcum Powder & More Contaminated by the Toxin

We often hear about historic or legacy uses of asbestos, since the mineral was used so heavily in the past. Asbestos made its way…

Navy Veteran Pursues Mesothelioma Immunotherapy Trials

Calling Jim and Pam McWhorter the “outdoors type” would be an understatement. The couple traveled regularly, enjoying hiking, camping and kayaking. In August 2014, they hiked 2,000 feet to the summit of Mount Washburn, a prominent mountain peak within Yellowstone National Park. Eighteen months later, their lives changed when Jim […]

Top 10 Mesothelioma Survivor Stories of 2017

Statistics don’t lie, but they don’t tell the whole story of mesothelioma either. Mesothelioma is a terrifying diagnosis, and because of its rarity, new patients often have no idea who to turn to for advice and perspective. At The Mesothelioma Center, our mission is to raise awareness of the dangers […]

Honoring Loved Ones with Mesothelioma During the Holidays

The holidays mark a magical time of year that allows us to share our joy with friends and family. It is a time of cheerful reflection on the blissful memories of the year gone by, filled with jingle bells and silent nights. Perhaps it is the silent nights that produce […]

Exercise and Friendship Ease Mesothelioma Survivor’s Journey

David Doust is a well-known and respected figure at the Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre, located about an hour south of Perth, Western Australia. Each Monday, he travels roughly 30 miles to Waroona, where he participates in and helps to organize an exercise class for people with mobility problems. From […]

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