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Author Profile: Stephanie St. Martin


About Stephanie St. Martin

Who I am: I am a Boston girl at heart and love summers at Fenway Park.

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

What motivates me: I lost my mother to cancer 7 years ago and am committed to helping other families. I know the stress, confusion, sadness, and anger all firsthand, and I hope the articles I write can be helpful to people dealing with a mesothelioma diagnosis. I have a master’s degree in philosophy, so you may see some philosophical ideas sprinkled into my writing.



The READ Act: Let’s Make Sure No One Gets Another Asbestos-Related Disease Ever Again

The 114th United States Congress began in January 2015, and in this young session, we’ve already seen legislative steps taken to help limit future harm from asbestos. Recently, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced legislation that would help Americans avoid exposure to the deadly substance by increasing the amount of publicly available information on where asbestos …

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How the Meso Foundation Saves Lives

During my time at the International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, I met a “mesothelioma warrior,” which is what the community affectionately calls survivors. He told me that when he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, he immediately went to Google and performed a search. He typed in “mesothelioma,” and thankfully, Google led him to the Meso Foundation …

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Taking it to the Hill: Mesothelioma Advocacy Day

On March 4, 2015, I had the honor of joining patients, caregivers, and mesothelioma advocates on Capitol Hill to meet with our respective state legislative representatives. Our purpose? To ask members of the House and Senate to continue their support of funded mesothelioma research and to create a registry for all mesothelioma patients. Why Mesothelioma …

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Engineered Immunotherapy for Cancer

This is part of a blog series comprised of live posts from the International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, held March 2-March 4, 2015 in Bethesda, MD. The event was organized by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, and co-hosted with the National Cancer Institute. In the last 5 years, immunotherapy has really broken through in the industry. …

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Can Flaxseed Prevent Mesothelioma?

This is part of a blog series comprised of live posts from the International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, held March 2-March 4, 2015 in Bethesda, MD. The event was organized by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, and co-hosted with the National Cancer Institute. Asbestos fibers, which cause mesothelioma, are like little sharp needles. When they …

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Diane Blackburn: A Family Cause

This is part of a blog series comprised of live posts from the International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, held March 2-March 4, 2015 in Bethesda, MD. The event was organized by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, and co-hosted with the National Cancer Institute. The dry, hacking cough. Worsening pleural thickening. He couldn’t breathe. The years …

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Curing Mesothelioma: Find the answer. Be the answer.

This is part of a blog series comprised of live posts from the International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, held March 2-March 4, 2015 in Bethesda, MD. The event was organized by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, and co-hosted with the National Cancer Institute. That is the theme of this year’s International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma. …

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