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Month: April 2018

I Have Mesothelioma, Now What?

A cancer diagnosis often comes with little warning, and unfortunately about half of all men and one-third of all women in the United States…

Managing Unintentional Weight Loss During Mesothelioma Treatment

Mesothelioma cancer and its treatment may cause a variety of side effects. These symptoms can diminish a patient’s ability to eat well and lead to unintentional weight loss — a person losing weight without trying. Some patients put a positive spin on cancer-associated weight loss. Unfortunately, losing weight unintentionally during […]

A Look at Cancer Drug Development with Dr. Harvey Berger

In recent years, the number of new cancer drugs on the market has risen quite rapidly, with many more in development and actively being tested in clinical trials around the globe. But drug development can take many years to see the idea of a new therapy in a lab to […]

Swimming Can Help Mesothelioma Patients Stay Active

As I approached my 39th birthday last year, I decided I should take better care of myself. I didn’t really diet, I just started being more active. I started swimming, walking and working out occasionally. One year and 65 pounds later, I feel better. I also have more energy than […]

How Personalized Cancer Vaccines Can Treat Mesothelioma

Immunotherapy has become a key aspect of cancer research in recent years, though there is still a lot of work ahead to truly unlock…

Baseball Therapy: Easing Cancer Worries at the Ballpark

I distinctly remember the crackling sound of the radio as my father listened to baseball games on many Saturday afternoons. Dad was a lifelong, die-hard Cincinnati Reds fan. In all his 45 years, I can count on one hand the times he missed a Reds game. Win or lose, my […]

5 Best Cancer Treatment Centers in the U.S.

When facing a cancer diagnosis, one of the most important decisions you can make is where to go for treatment. Choosing an oncologist and…

Crowdfunding Cancer Treatment: Pros and Cons for Mesothelioma

In June 2017, a fundraiser launched to help a mesothelioma patient take part in a clinical trial. Thanks to the support of hundreds of donors, the campaign surpassed its $40,000 goal. They raised more than $53,000 in a matter of months. In contrast, another mesothelioma patient’s September 2016 fundraiser fell […]

What to Do if You Are Exposed to Asbestos

Asbestos is too often thought of as a danger of the past. The unfortunate reality is that not only is asbestos not banned in the United States or the majority of the world, but its heavy past uses still linger in thousands of buildings and homes and put the public […]

5 Places You Wouldn’t Expect to Find Asbestos

This week marks the 14th annual Global Asbestos Awareness Week. This year, the campaign focuses on banning asbestos, preventing exposure, enforcing regulations and strengthening international partnerships. It’s easy to assume that asbestos exposure is a risk of the past. Most Americans think asbestos was banned long ago. It wasn’t. The […]

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