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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 Ancestry.com.

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.


Summarizing Part 3 of Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

The 3rd and final part of the PBS docu-series “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” aired last night, April 1. Based on the 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, PhD, the film is by Barak Goodman and Ken Burns is the executive producer. If you did not get a chance to see Part …

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Summarizing Part 2 of Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Part 2 of the 3-part series “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” aired last night, March 31, on PBS. The series is based on the 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same title written by Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, PhD. The film is by Barak Goodman, and the executive producer is legendary filmmaker Ken Burns. If …

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Summarizing Part 1 of Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

PBS began its epic 3-part series last night, March 30, called “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.” The series is based on the 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same title written by Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, PhD. The film is by Barak Goodman, and the executive producer is legendary filmmaker Ken Burns. Last night’s episode, …

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Get Involved in the 2015 Global Asbestos Awareness Week

The World Health Organization reports that there are more than 100,000 worldwide asbestos-related deaths each year. In the U.S. alone, 10,000 people die from asbestos-related diseases, and 3,200 cases of the deadly cancer mesothelioma are diagnosed annually. During Global Asbestos Awareness Week, April 1-7, 2015, there are important ways in which you can make a …

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Recap of the International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma

The 2015 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma took place in Bethesda, Maryland on March 2, 3, and 4. This annual event was organized by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, (MARF) and co-hosted with the National Cancer Institute. The goal of the symposium was to connect people from all walks of life who have been touched …

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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 …

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