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Author Profile: Mary Mack

About Mary Mack

Who I am: I’m a wife, stepmom, and pop culture enthusiast. I love bad music, good TV, dancing, history, and building my family tree on

What I do: I’m a regular paid contributing writer for Mesothelioma Help Now.

What motivates me: Everyone has their own unique story and journey when it comes to mesothelioma, but I’m a firm believer in community and building a strong support system. No one should have to fight mesothelioma alone, and I’m motivated to write content that creates conversations and gives patients and their loved ones a little more hope.

Has Anyone Ever Died from Using a Red Cup?

Every once in a while, the media latches on to a non-story and blows it out of proportion. Okay, maybe it happens more than once in a while. The non-story of the week that has been causing more than its fair share of buzz is the controversy surrounding Starbucks and their red holiday cups. Since …

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Stop What You’re Doing and Thank a U.S. Veteran

U.S. military veterans deserve to be honored every day for the sacrifices they have made for our country. Of course, there are specific holidays and observances that really encourage us to stop, think, and publicly acknowledge how brave the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces truly are. On November 11th, we celebrate Veterans’ …

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Asbestos Fears Shut Down Historic Capitol Hill Building

Heading into Halloween this past weekend, things were looking a little scary in Washington D.C.’s Cannon House Office Building. But it wasn’t Halloween ghouls or ghosts that had the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) frightened; instead they were spooked by the potential release of asbestos in to the air. The 107-year-old building was shut down …

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It’s Navy Day! Honor U.S. Navy Veterans and Service Members

Every branch of the U.S. military has always worked hard to protect our country and bravely stand up for our freedom. As Americans, it’s our duty to honor these heroic men and women whenever possible, especially on designated observances. October 27th is Navy Day and we are pleased to recognize past and present members of …

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Resectable vs. Unresectable Cancer: Understanding Your Diagnosis

Once a patient has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, doctors get to work right away assessing the cancer and figuring out what stage it should be classified as. Medical professionals evaluate the spread of the primary tumor, looking to see if it has spread to the lymph nodes or to other organs in the body. However, …

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Advanced Lung Cancer Meets Its Match in Newly Approved Drug

Earlier this month, we shared disappointing news about biotech company Verastem and the abrupt halt of the organization’s widely publicized mesothelioma drug clinical trial. Now? We are pleased to share that this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug pembrolizumab (brand name Keytruda®) for the treatment of advanced lung cancer. How …

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18 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Mesothelioma

Everyone reacts differently when receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis, and that’s completely normal. Some patients are scared about their prognosis, and some are angry when they learn mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. Others may scream and cry, while some remain completely silent. Many people go through all of these emotions and feelings over time. …

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