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Senior Health & Fitness with Mesothelioma

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You probably know all about the many benefits of exercise. Experts note that a regular fitness routine can help you lose or maintain weight, sleep better, reduce depression, and prevent illness. National Senior Health & Fitness Day is May 27th. So, it’s a good time to consider the benefits of exercise for older people — …

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How Mesothelioma Treatment May Affect Quality of Life

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Straight Talk about Mesothelioma, a blog series created by Michael T. Milano, M.D., Ph.D., a radiation oncology specialist, as a resource for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. Chemotherapy is a common treatment for mesothelioma, and it is an unfortunate reality that it often creates side effects.  Chemotherapy drugs work by targeting cells that divide …

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Mental Health Month: Yoga and Cancer Treatment

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Many of us associate yoga with the image of young, Lycra-clad women doing impossibly pretzel-like poses. However, the ancient practice can be tailored to suit any level of flexibility and promises significant benefits for those with cancer. Derived from a Sanskrit word that means “to yoke,” yoga is often used as a way to bring …

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Asbestos Discovered in Public Swimming Pool in England

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As the warmer summer months approach in the U.S., many of us are dreaming about lying in the sun and jumping into the swimming pool. Some recent news out of England, however, may make some of us stop in our tracks before diving into the water. Asbestos has been found in an outdoor pool in …

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U.S. Navy Heroes at Risk

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Men and women, from every neighborhood in the U.S., proudly served and protected our freedom at home and on ships around the world. They made many sacrifices for this country. But it turns out that those sacrifices were even bigger than many thought. A large number of U.S. Navy servicemen and women worked in and …

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How to Prepare for Treatment

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Straight Talk about Mesothelioma, a blog series created by Michael T. Milano, M.D., Ph.D., a radiation oncology specialist, as a resource for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. While it can be reassuring to know that you and your care team have designed a solid course of treatment for your mesothelioma, the days leading up …

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What’s the Difference Between Mesothelioma & Melanoma?

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Receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis is difficult for many different reasons, but one less obvious reason may be just explaining what it is. Does this conversation sound familiar? “My dad was recently diagnosed with mesothelioma.” “The skin cancer? I’m so sorry.” Because mesothelioma is a rare cancer, it is not uncommon for people to confuse it …

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New Skin Cancer Drug Shows Promise in the Control of Mesothelioma

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A drug used for the treatment of metastatic melanoma has shown great promise for tumor control in mesothelioma patients. Doctors from the University of Pennsylvania have done some preliminary testing on a small sample of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma, and the results are very encouraging. The use of the skin cancer drug pembrolizumab stopped …

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