Your Follow-Up Office Visits


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. Once you’ve had your first visit with the mesothelioma specialist, and he or she has confirmed a diagnosis of mesothelioma, follow-up visits will focus on managing your …Read Now

Is a Cure for Cancer Within Reach?


Emmy-winning HBO show VICE doesn’t begin its 3rd season until March 6. But tune into VICE Special Report: Killing Cancer that airs at 10pm EST, February 27. This hour-long in-depth documentary explores cutting-edge cancer treatments that go well beyond chemotherapy. The very viruses that used to kill us, HIV, measles, and genetically-engineered cold virus, are …Read Now

Routine Home Maintenance Could Reveal Hidden Asbestos Dangers


Snow, high winds, ice, and rainstorms—no part of the country is safe from some form of harsh winter weather. Whether it’s snow and ice dams in New England, heavy rains and mudslides in the west, or hurricane-force winds in the south, extreme winter weather can cause considerable damage to our homes. However, before you spend …Read Now

How to Help a Parent With Cancer: Part 2


This is the second part of a 2-part series, “How to Help a Parent With Cancer.” If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, be sure to read it as well for more helpful tips. Help Keep Their House Clean My mother loved a tidy house. It would drive her crazy to know she had laundry to …Read Now

Can Hair Dryers Cause Mesothelioma?


Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer, with only one known cause – exposure to asbestos. Hairdresser may not be the first occupation that comes to mind when considering asbestos exposure, but according to a recent report in the International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, a 49-year-old hairdresser was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma (affecting …Read Now

How to Help a Parent With Cancer: Part 1


Words can’t describe how I felt when I heard the words from my father: Mom has cancer. A month after I graduated from college, I was told that my mother was diagnosed with stomach cancer. 9 months later, she was gone. Now I don’t claim to be an expert, but as someone who has gone …Read Now

Secondhand Asbestos Exposure Blamed for Kentucky Woman’s Mesothelioma Diagnosis


Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. While a great deal of diagnoses involve workers who were directly exposed on the job, some people develop mesothelioma after they’ve been the victims of secondhand exposure to asbestos. An interesting example of a woman’s secondhand exposure was discussed in a news article published in Kentucky’s Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer …Read Now

Your First Office Visit


The first visit with a mesothelioma specialist is an opportunity for you and the doctor to get to know one another better. Not only will you meet your doctor, you will also likely meet his or her nurses and assistants—all of whom will be important members of your care team. As many questions as you …Read Now

5 Creative Ways to Support Your Loved One Battling Mesothelioma


Hearts, chocolates, champagne, and roses. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it seems everywhere we look we see symbols of love. And Valentine’s Day offers a fun way to celebrate the loved ones in our life, to be sure, but there’s no reason our expressions of love should be limited to one day in …Read Now