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Month: March 2018

Healing Through Pictures After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis

The old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” rings true every time I leaf through our family photo albums. It seems looking at old pictures has become a tradition at every family gathering since Dad lost his battle with mesothelioma. The images take me back in time, recreating […]

How to Identify Asbestos: A Brief Guide

In its heyday, asbestos was used in thousands of products and materials across many industries like construction, shipbuilding and automotive. Though today the mineral…

Can Turmeric Bring the Fight to Mesothelioma?

When thinking about how to treat mesothelioma cancer, most of us don’t consider the spice rack. Maybe we should — beginning with turmeric. Turmeric is a deep golden-yellow spice used in Asian and Indian dishes. In addition to its culinary role, turmeric has been used for thousands of years as […]

Finding Help in the Last Stages of Mesothelioma

While researchers have made some progress in developing new ways to detect mesothelioma earlier, the majority of patients are still diagnosed at more advanced stages. By stage 3 and stage 4, patients face a life expectancy of just 12 – 16 months with limited treatment options available to extend survival. […]

Discussing Husband’s Mesothelioma Death Eases Emotions

Life as we know it cannot go on forever. This is a given. But how many of us are prepared to talk about our death or that of a loved one? I found my answer to this question when my 52-year-old husband Brian was diagnosed with mesothelioma. Accepting that he […]

Exclusive Mesothelioma Nutrition Program Now Available

Did you know an unhealthy diet contributes to approximately 678,000 deaths each year in the U.S. alone? Throughout March, health organizations and advocacy centers like ours focus on eating right. That’s because March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Go Further with Food,” which is why we are […]

Terry McCann: Olympic Wrestler, Reformer and Mesothelioma Warrior

In the world of wrestling, Terry McCann is a legend. In his early wrestling career during college, McCann only lost three matches and went on to win three consecutive AAU National Championships. He also won two NCAA titles during his college career. In 1956, McCann considered joining the Olympic-bound team, […]

Financial Help for Cancer Patients

After a cancer diagnosis, patients and their loved ones have many decisions to make about treatment and next steps. But for many, it’s not…

Creating a Natural Healing Space for Mesothelioma

Every year, it seems to happen overnight. The trees start budding, the grass gets greener and flowers begin to peek through the surface of the soil. Following a long cold winter, Mother Nature has her way of restoring a sense of hope by breathing new life into the world. Spring […]

A Complete Guide to Everything You Should Know about Cancer Treatment Centers of America

We all want to live a long, happy and healthy life but at times the health part doesn’t pan out as we would wish to; you or a loved one might be diagnosed with cancer. An estimated 38.5% of the population will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in […]

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