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Save the Date for the Regional Conference on Malignant Mesothelioma

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Back in March, we attended the International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, run by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (also known as the Meso Foundation). As we sat in on seminars and met inspiring individuals, we shared our new knowledge and stories with you—but we’re sure many of you wish you could have been at the …

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Proper Nutrition Provides Energy to Fight Mesothelioma

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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. It is always a challenge to eat a healthy diet. When you are battling mesothelioma, you have the additional challenge of needing to eat well at a …

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Some VA Hospitals May Close Soon Due to Lack of Money

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U.S. military veterans account for approximately 1/3 of mesothelioma cases diagnosed every year. Many of these men and women who served our country seek care through hospitals run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Now, VA officials have issued a warning that they may have to close some hospitals as soon as next month …

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Exercise Improves Quality of Life of Cancer Patients

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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. It may seem counterintuitive for a doctor to encourage a patient who is battling cancer to get some exercise. But the latest thinking is that exercise is …

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Daily Aspirin Could Delay Mesothelioma Growth

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Up until now, preventing mesothelioma has been a bit of a mystery. Of course, the most obvious way to prevent a mesothelioma diagnosis is to avoid asbestos exposure—but what happens once you’ve already been exposed? What if years ago you were a construction worker or welder or served in the U.S. Navy and potentially breathed …

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The Benefits of Participating in a Support Group

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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. The receipt of strong emotional support is a critical factor in the success of a patient’s treatment plan. That emotional support can come from a number of …

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New Report Calls Attention to Asbestos in Popular Children’s Toys

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If you give most kids a box of crayons and a coloring book, they can entertain themselves for hours. Unfortunately, new test results released by the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Action Fund show that asbestos is present in certain brands of crayons and kids’ crime scene fingerprint kits. Following Up on Past Asbestos Discoveries The …

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Manage Your Stress

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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. People who are better able to cope with stress have a better quality of life while they are being treated for cancer, according to the National Cancer …

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Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know

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Every day, researchers and pharmaceutical companies are striving to develop better treatments and medications for a range of medical conditions—and mesothelioma is no exception. Before a new drug or procedure can be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and introduced to the general patient population, a clinical trial must be conducted to …

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