Palliative Treatment Options for Mesothelioma

We know that mesothelioma causes a host of health issues unrelated to its cancerous tumors. As a mesothelioma patient, you’re likely also living with a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety, not to mention physical symptoms of your illness including pain, shortness of breath, chest pains, fatigue, loss of appetite, and cough. While there may [...]

By |2020-06-25T19:10:06-05:00June 25th, 2020|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on Palliative Treatment Options for Mesothelioma

How Men Can Stay Strong Despite Mesothelioma This Men’s Health Month

  If you’re living with mesothelioma, then you know firsthand the huge tolls it’s taken on your health. But this June - which is National Men’s Health Month - is a time for us to all focus on what we can do to live our best lives, despite having mesothelioma. Remember to Eat a Healthy [...]

By |2020-06-25T18:59:47-05:00June 25th, 2020|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on How Men Can Stay Strong Despite Mesothelioma This Men’s Health Month

Photoimmunotherapy Offers Hope for Better Mesothelioma Outcomes

Mesothelioma is a malignant form of cancer that is caused by asbestos exposure. Individuals suffering from this deadly disease often have a poor prognosis. In fact, once diagnosed, most mesothelioma patients live less than a year. To date, treatments for the disease are limited and often palliative. There is no cure for mesothelioma. Recently, Japanese [...]

By |2020-05-22T09:14:50-05:00May 22nd, 2020|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on Photoimmunotherapy Offers Hope for Better Mesothelioma Outcomes

Studies Show Mesothelioma Patients Are Living Longer

Asbestos is a common building material that was highly praised for its resistance to heat, electricity and corrosion. However, research has shown that the fibers are also highly toxic. Over time, these silicate minerals can lodge themselves in the tissues of the body, most often in the lungs, causing serious illnesses and cancers. One of [...]

By |2020-05-22T08:50:23-05:00May 8th, 2020|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on Studies Show Mesothelioma Patients Are Living Longer

How COVID-19 is Impacting Mesothelioma Patients

The impact of COVID-19 on senior care and nursing homes has been well documented in the media. However, COVID is also impacting other communities of people with serious health conditions including those struggling with mesothelioma. Impact of Increased Stress Doctors typically advise meso patients undergoing treatment to stay home, rest and let others take care [...]

By |2020-05-06T06:41:29-05:00April 15th, 2020|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on How COVID-19 is Impacting Mesothelioma Patients

Why COVID-19 is especially dangerous for mesothelioma patients

Most people are aware of the risk to seniors & people with pre-existing health conditions as COVID-19 spreads across the US. Sadly, one group of patients who may be overlooked in times of crisis are those with different forms of cancer including mesothelioma. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that people with [...]

By |2020-03-26T16:44:11-05:00March 25th, 2020|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on Why COVID-19 is especially dangerous for mesothelioma patients

Discovery of New Protein CD70 Leads to More Accurate Prognosis in Mesothelioma Patients

Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly form of cancer that is linked to asbestos exposure. It affects the thin layer of tissue surrounding the lungs, chest wall, or abdomen. Unlike other types of cancer, it can take up to 50 years after their initial asbestos exposure for individuals to recognize the signs of mesothelioma. Diagnosing [...]

By |2020-01-13T07:30:03-06:00January 13th, 2020|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on Discovery of New Protein CD70 Leads to More Accurate Prognosis in Mesothelioma Patients

Which Type of Surgery is Most Effective for Mesothelioma Patients?

Pleural mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer. It is a cancer of the pleura, the protective lining of the lungs, and it is caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. It is not curable, and patients who are diagnosed have an average life expectancy between 14 and 22 months. Yet, early detection and diagnosis [...]

By |2020-01-13T07:26:35-06:00January 6th, 2020|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on Which Type of Surgery is Most Effective for Mesothelioma Patients?

7 Ways to Battle Grief During the Holidays When it’s Taking a Toll

Grief is often present during the holiday season. While the rest of the country is singing songs, decorating for the holidays, and attending parties, grief can feel especially isolating and overwhelming. To those who are mourning the loss or cancer diagnosis of a loved one, or battling the disease themselves, it’s certainly not “the best [...]

By |2019-12-10T14:04:38-06:00December 10th, 2019|Asbestos, Mesothelioma|Comments Off on 7 Ways to Battle Grief During the Holidays When it’s Taking a Toll

4 Things to do ASAP When a Loved One is Diagnosed with Mesothelioma

Asbestos was once touted as a miracle product due to its strength, durability, and resistance to fire. As such, it was used in a variety of building and industrial products across the United States. Unfortunately, this product has proven deadly and continues to cause deaths every single year. According to recent statistics, over 3,000 Americans [...]

By |2019-06-17T16:27:13-05:00June 17th, 2019|Mesothelioma|Comments Off on 4 Things to do ASAP When a Loved One is Diagnosed with Mesothelioma