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Learn More: International Asbestos Awareness Conference


One of the most important events in the mesothelioma community is the International Asbestos Awareness Conference, hosted by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) every year. The 11th annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference kicks off April 17, 2015, and runs until April 19 in Arlington, Virginia. As the only U.S. nonprofit that organizes annual conferences …

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Is Going To Work Killing You?


How old is the building where you work? Do you know what’s in the walls, around the pipes, in the flooring, around the ductwork? If you’re like most people, you probably don’t know. And that could be a problem – because what you don’t know definitely can hurt you. Buildings built before 1980 could be …

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Common Questions About a Mesothelioma Diagnosis


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. Q: How did I develop mesothelioma? A: Asbestos is a reality of modern living. It exists at low levels in our air, water, and soil. While there …

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Recipe Roundup #2: Fuel Up & Fight Mesothelioma


Most mesothelioma patients tend to spend a lot of time learning about treatment options such as chemotherapy, surgery, and clinical trials. Developing a proper treatment plan is essential. However, sometimes people forget that one of the easiest and most important types of treatment comes in the form of proper diet and nutrition. Making informed decisions …

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How to Get a Handicap Parking Permit if You Have Mesothelioma


Living with mesothelioma on a daily basis is extremely tiring. Anything that helps to conserve your much-needed energy is a valuable service. Being able to use a handicap permit or disability placard and park close to entrances can make trips to the doctor, the store, or anywhere else a little more manageable. But how do …

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The READ Act: Let’s Make Sure No One Gets Another Asbestos-Related Disease Ever Again


The 114th United States Congress began in January 2015, and in this young session, we’ve already seen legislative steps taken to help limit future harm from asbestos. Recently, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced legislation that would help Americans avoid exposure to the deadly substance by increasing the amount of publicly available information on where asbestos …

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Bill Introduced That Could Eliminate Mesothelioma in the Future


Can you imagine a world where mesothelioma does not exist? With the introduction of a new bill on Capitol Hill, the eradication of mesothelioma could become a reality one day. Part of the Alan Reinstein and Trevor Schaefer Toxic Chemical Protection Act seeks to require that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) act quickly to consider …

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Summarizing Part 3 of Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies


The 3rd and final part of the PBS docu-series “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” aired last night, April 1. Based on the 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, PhD, the film is by Barak Goodman and Ken Burns is the executive producer. If you did not get a chance to see Part …

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Summarizing Part 2 of Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies


Part 2 of the 3-part series “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” aired last night, March 31, on PBS. The series is based on the 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same title written by Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, PhD. The film is by Barak Goodman, and the executive producer is legendary filmmaker Ken Burns. If …

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