Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies—Don’t Miss It!

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Tune In to PBS March 30, March 31, & April 1, 2015 Next week, PBS will air an epic, 3-part, 6-hour-long television event presented by renowned documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. For anyone touched by cancer—directly or indirectly—this is a must-see TV documentary. This historic film is based on the 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Cancer: The …

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Caregivers—Who’s Taking Care of You?

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If you’re caring for a family member who has mesothelioma, you’re all too familiar with the huge responsibilities involved. There are so many things to manage–from doctors’ appointments and medical treatments to daily life around the house. But, you’re making a huge difference, so it’s all worth it. But, who’s taking care of you? Let’s …

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Common Misconceptions about 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. Mesothelioma is a complex disease, challenging to diagnose and difficult to treat. Further complicating matters is the fact that there is still confusion surrounding the disease — …

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Recipe Roundup: Ways to Fight Mesothelioma with Proper Nutrition

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Diet and nutrition are important pieces of the overall health picture for mesothelioma patients. Both the illness and its treatment can change your appetite and the way your body tolerates specific foods. Because each person has his or her own individual needs, it’s a good idea to speak with your doctor, a nutritionist, or a …

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What to Do Within 24 Hours of a Mesothelioma Diagnosis

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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 a confirmed diagnosis of mesothelioma can be devastating, there are steps both patients and loved ones can take to ease their stress and anxiety. In the …

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How the Meso Foundation Saves Lives

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During my time at the International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, I met a “mesothelioma warrior,” which is what the community affectionately calls survivors. He told me that when he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, he immediately went to Google and performed a search. He typed in “mesothelioma,” and thankfully, Google led him to the Meso Foundation …

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Types of Diagnostic Tests You May Have

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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. Mesothelioma is a serious disease, and specialists do not make the diagnosis lightly. If your doctor determines that mesothelioma is a possibility, he or she will order …

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Taking it to the Hill: Mesothelioma Advocacy Day

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On March 4, 2015, I had the honor of joining patients, caregivers, and mesothelioma advocates on Capitol Hill to meet with our respective state legislative representatives. Our purpose? To ask members of the House and Senate to continue their support of funded mesothelioma research and to create a registry for all mesothelioma patients. Why Mesothelioma …

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