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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 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 […]

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 […]

Top 7 Cancer Treatment Centers

After receiving a cancer diagnosis, choosing a doctor and treatment center is the most important step in extending life expectancy. For patients with rare cancers like mesothelioma, choosing a doctor who specializes in the disease is vital to getting the best treatment and personalizing it to an individual’s case. The […]

HIPEC Success Rate for Peritoneal Mesothelioma Patients

In recent years, mesothelioma survival rates have slowly been improving, thanks to advancements in diagnostic methods and new treatments. Peritoneal mesothelioma patients in particular have seen much improved survival rates, largely due to the success of a newer treatment called hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy or HIPEC. For patients diagnosed at an […]

Donna Summer: The Disco Queen’s Legend Lives on After Death from Asbestos Cancer

LaDonna Adrian Gaines, better known by her stage name Donna Summer, soared to fame in the 1970s, becoming widely known as the “Queen of Disco.” Her songs like “Bad Girls,” “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff” and countless other hits helped her become one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time, […]

Prognosis of Mesothelioma Without Treatment

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer, known to have an extremely bleak prognosis. Diagnosis can be jarring, leaving patients with the difficult decision of whether or not to pursue treatment. Mesothelioma life expectancy varies greatly, but what does it look like when treatment is denied? Have you recently been diagnosed with […]

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