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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.

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

There is no question that many of the bravest men and women in our country are past and present members of the U.S. military. Courageous service members throughout our nation’s proud history have put the safety and freedom of Americans above everything else—even their own lives. However, many of these heroes have also had a …

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Protecting Our Firefighting Heroes from Asbestos

Firefighters have been protecting our world for longer than anyone may even realize. In fact, the Roman emperor Augustus is credited with creating a team of firefighting watchmen way back in 24 B.C. Through the ages, these heroic men and women have put their lives on the line to protect others—but who is protecting them? …

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How Mesothelioma Patients Can Afford to Travel to Specialists

When someone is diagnosed with mesothelioma, they undoubtedly have a lot of thoughts racing through their mind. However, all those thoughts usually come back to 1 central question: “What can I do to stay alive?” If you have mesothelioma, or you know someone who does, the answer may surprise you: Speak with an attorney about …

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COPD vs. Mesothelioma: Which One Is Leaving You Breathless?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and mesothelioma are not the same, but their symptoms can be very similar, and it is even possible for patients to have both diseases. That is why even if you have been diagnosed with COPD or mesothelioma, you may want a 2nd (or 3rd) opinion to see if the diagnosing …

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Mr. Fluffy Causing Serious Mesothelioma Fears in Australia

At first glance, Mr. Fluffy probably sounds like a fitting name for a sweet pet cat. Unfortunately, it is actually quite the opposite—it’s a name associated with a type of asbestos insulation from the 1960s and 1970s that is terrorizing Australian homeowners. Over 1,000 houses have been affected, and dozens of families are left in …

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Can Medical Marijuana Help Mesothelioma Patients?

Medical marijuana is a controversial topic, but one worth discussing when it comes to forms of treatment that allow mesothelioma patients to find a bit of relief. Currently, marijuana is listed as a Schedule I controlled substance by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. This means that marijuana cannot be legally prescribed, possessed, or sold under …

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Mesothelioma Drug Receives Orphan Status from FDA

As mesothelioma diagnoses continue to occur every single day in the U.S., dedicated researchers stay focused on their quest to develop a drug that could potentially treat this deadly cancer. Fortunately, biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca recently made a promising advancement when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted an orphan drug designation for the company’s …

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Learn More: International Asbestos Awareness Conference

One of the most important events in the mesothelioma community is the International Asbestos Awareness Conference, hosted by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) every year. The 11th annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference kicks off April 17, 2015, and runs until April 19 in Arlington, Virginia. As the only U.S. nonprofit that organizes annual conferences …

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Recipe Roundup #2: Fuel Up & Fight Mesothelioma

Most mesothelioma patients tend to spend a lot of time learning about treatment options such as chemotherapy, surgery, and clinical trials. Developing a proper treatment plan is essential. However, sometimes people forget that one of the easiest and most important types of treatment comes in the form of proper diet and nutrition. Making informed decisions …

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Bill Introduced That Could Eliminate Mesothelioma in the Future

Can you imagine a world where mesothelioma does not exist? With the introduction of a new bill on Capitol Hill, the eradication of mesothelioma could become a reality one day. Part of the Alan Reinstein and Trevor Schaefer Toxic Chemical Protection Act seeks to require that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) act quickly to consider …

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