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 […]

Immunotherapy Summit Highlights Future of Cancer Treatment

In an eye-opening moment at the Cancer Research Institute’s Immunotherapy Patient Summit on Dec. 9, an informal poll revealed the selectivity and other challenges presented by clinical trials. The audience was asked if they had been diagnosed with cancer. Roughly 90 percent of a near-capacity ballroom raised their hands. That […]

The Rise of Mesothelioma in Young Adults

Mesothelioma has long been viewed as an old man’s disease. For many years, the typical patient would be a senior male, with the majority of new cases occurring in those 55 and older. But in more recent years, the health impacts of asbestos have started to become increasingly apparent in […]

Asbestos in Drinking Water: The Danger of Old Asbestos Pipes and Natural Disasters

Asbestos is largely viewed as a concern when airborne fibers are inhaled. Studies have shown most mesothelioma cases and other asbestos-related diseases are largely caused from inhalation of the toxic fibers. However, ingestion is another prominent concern, especially in cases of peritoneal mesothelioma. Though ingestion may be a rarer cause […]

How Brazil’s Asbestos Ban Impacts the Rest of the World

In the battle to ban asbestos across the globe, advocates have faced many challenges and setbacks. Still today, the majority of the world allows the mineral to be used, with only about 62 nations having banned the toxin so far. The asbestos industry is still booming in certain countries, most […]

Jenni DeHart Remembers Her Father’s Battle with Stage 4 Pleural Mesothelioma

Jim Leonard was a devoted dad and grandfather, enjoying retired life on the golf course and going to as many sporting events as he could. Leonard would cheer on his grandchildren and his hometown team, the Franklin Wildcats, and was a devoted fan of the University of Tennessee, a team […]

Talcum Powder Lawsuits: How Asbestos-Contaminated Talc Harms People

Talcum powder lawsuits have been a hot topic lately, especially as new documents reveal that Johnson & Johnson, a defendant in many of these cases, may have been aware of the toxic contaminants in their products all along. Court documents revealed that the company explicitly trained their employees to always […]

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