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Pleural Mesothelioma

Key Focuses 1Exposure to asbestos is the main experimentally confirmed reason for pleural mesothelioma. 2Pleural mesothelioma is the most widely recognized compose, making up 70-90% everything being equal. 3The normal future of pleural mesothelioma is 1 year. 4Most patients are treated with a blend of medical procedure, chemotherapy and radiation.Pleural […]

Mesothelioma Appreciation Day 2018: Thinking Back on the Previous Year

Every year on September 26, we stop to watch Mesothelioma Appreciation Day, a national occasion building support for the mesothelioma network, patients who are engaging the uncommon growth, and the majority of the work being done to fix the infection. On the current year’s Mesothelioma Appreciation Day, we’re glancing back […]

A Self evident Reality: Making the Asbestos Discussion Standard

From time to time, you get an email that makes you shout so anyone can hear. I got one of those messages half a month back, and I truly shouted when I read it. Greetings Heather,I am Soledad O’Brien’s official maker in Washington DC. We needed to complete a meeting […]

Remembering a Pioneer in Mesothelioma Care: David J. Sugarbaker, MD

In late August, David J. Sugarbaker, MD, a pioneer of mesothelioma treatment and research, a gifted surgeon, and an outstanding mentor, passed away from cancer at age 65. This was an unexpected shock for the entire mesothelioma community. I’ve had the privilege of working alongside Dr. Sugarbaker for over 20 […]

EPA’s Actions May Repeat History with New Asbestos Rule

Since its inception in 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been analyzing the societal and environmental impacts of asbestos. The agency has done its best to regulate the toxic mineral throughout the years, issuing a series of regulations and embarking on a failed attempt in the late 1980s to […]

Remembering Dr. David Sugarbaker, Renowned Mesothelioma Expert

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is saddened to learn of the passing of renowned mesothelioma expert, Dr. David Sugarbaker. Dr. Sugarbaker accomplished a lot in his lifetime, dedicating his career to finding a cure for pleural mesothelioma. He began his work at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, where he helped […]

Remembering Sean Sasser: The Real World Star’s AIDS Advocacy Halted by Mesothelioma

Sean Sasser came into public fame after appearing on one of the most popular seasons of The Real World: San Francisco in the early 1990s. Though not a cast member himself, Sasser’s relationship with castmate Pedro Zamora quickly became a highlight of the season. Both men had been diagnosed with […]

Attending the 2018 Minneapolis Mesothelioma Symposium

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation recently held its regional symposium in Minneapolis, and I was thrilled to only drive 10 miles to the hotel it was being held, since I live in a suburb of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Every other year, the Meso Foundation takes its “show on the road” for […]

The Final Weeks of Mesothelioma: What to Expect and Preparations to Make

Facing the final weeks of mesothelioma can be a stressful and emotional experience. At this stage, your mind is exploding with questions about what to expect, how to cope with the condition, how to alleviate the symptoms, what preparations to make, and in general, what to do to improve your […]

8 Mesothelioma Myths and Misconceptions

As a rare disease, mesothelioma is misunderstood by many. Throughout the years, common misconceptions have spread about mesothelioma, challenging diagnosis and awareness. Understanding the facts about mesothelioma can help individuals avoid potential risk factors and recognize any early symptoms to ensure early detection, a broad range of treatment options, and […]

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