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Juicing: The Delicious Way to Combat Cancer


A healthy diet is a crucial ally in the fight against cancer. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), eating an abundance of fruits and vegetables can help prevent certain kinds of cancer. Furthermore, a healthy diet can improve the well-being of cancer patients undergoing treatment by providing both energy and boosts …

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Asbestos Abatement Wreaks Havoc on California School District


With backpacks full of fresh, new school supplies and stomachs full of first-day jitters, elementary students in Huntington Beach, California march off to their classrooms each and every September. There is an excited buzz in the air as children get used to their new schedules, subjects, and teachers. Such excitement won’t be the case this …

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Study Shows New Drug May Improve Survival in Mesothelioma Patients


The standard of care for malignant pleural mesothelioma may be about to change based on the results from a recent French study. The addition of bevacizumab (Avastin®) to the current standard of care by the French Cooperative Thoracic Intergroup (IFCT) showed an improved survival of nearly 3 months in the phase lll MAPS trial. The …

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Possible to Live with 1 Lung? This Surgery Makes It Possible

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Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States. In fact, it causes more deaths than colorectal, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Lung cancer, however, can come in many different forms — and because of that, a combination of various treatment types may be necessary. One type of …

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Should I Get a Second Opinion?


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. After being diagnosed with mesothelioma, there is great value in getting a second opinion from another specialist—especially one who is experienced with your particular type of cancer. …

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High Time for Legal Medical Marijuana Reform: 23 States & Counting

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As more and more evidence highlights the benefits of medical marijuana, support for the plant’s cultivation is gaining traction nationwide. The now 2.7 Billion-dollar medical marijuana industry is steadily growing, and has been hailed by some as the “fastest-growing industry in the U.S.”, with potential to take over the organic food industry in the next …

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day is Coming — How Will You Help?


A Longmont, Colorado mayor has announced that he will sign a proclamation on September 26 to declare Mesothelioma Awareness Day in that city. Mayor Dennis Coombs plans to present the proclamation to Tiffany Schreiber, a 36-year-old Denver resident who was diagnosed with mesothelioma last year. Mesothelioma Awareness Day was established in 2004 by the Mesothelioma …

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Crowdfunding Pays Cancer Patients’ Steep Medical Bills


When a loved one gets the devastating diagnosis of mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, those close to them often turn to the Internet for more information. What they may not know is that the web can also be a platform for financial support. New sites like GoFundMe, GiveForward, and Tilt allow individuals to take advantage …

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Will My Pain Be Manageable?


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. Doctors aim to get the best results when treating mesothelioma, but they also understand that a patient’s quality of life is just as vital. In fact, for …

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