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Living with Mesothelioma


Top 10 Cancer-Fighting Superfoods for Mesothelioma Patients

Top 10 Cancer-Fighting Superfoods for Mesothelioma Patients

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. Dietitians and physicians recommend a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains for most of us, but healthy choices are particularly important for cancer patients. Patients …

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Lung Cancer vs. Mesothelioma: The Facts on Survival Rates

Lung Cancer vs. Mesothelioma: The Facts on Survival Rates

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. Following diagnosis of lung cancer or mesothelioma, most patients are overwhelmed with questions and concerns. But for some, understanding the prognosis is a start. “How long do …

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Finding Peace with Cancer: A Resource for Caregivers

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Each year, roughly 3,200 people in the United States are diagnosed with mesothelioma. Such may be considered a small figure when compared to other forms of cancer — such as lung cancer, which is responsible for some 200,000 new cases in the U.S. a year — but the impact it has on patients and their …

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What To Do If You’ve Been Diagnosed with Stage 3 or 4 Mesothelioma

What To Do If You've Been Diagnosed with Stage 3 or 4 Mesothelioma

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. Receiving a diagnosis of late-stage mesothelioma is devastating. Unfortunately, because of the way the cancer grows and spreads, many people don’t get diagnosed until they have an …

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How Doctors Prolong the Life Expectancies of Mesothelioma Patients

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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. How Doctors Prolong the Life Expectancies of Mesothelioma Patients As one of the most aggressive forms of cancer, mesothelioma is responsible for 2,000-3,000 deaths per year in …

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Asbestos-Related Diseases At All Time High

Asbestos-Related Diseases At All Time High

Mesothelioma, a long-latency disease and rare form of cancer, is on the rise again. There are more than 3,200 new cases each year in the United States and the disease, caused solely by exposure to asbestos, is swiftly killing Americans left and right. What you’ve probably heard of as “on-the-job exposure” is not an isolated …

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How to Make (and Keep) the Perfect New Year’s Resolution

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The holidays are over, the ball dropped in Times Square, and whether we were ready for it or not, 2016 is officially here. However, as we return to “real life” and try to shake off that holiday hangover, there’s an underlying sense of hope that seems to come with every new year. We were all …

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A Few Tips for Having Those Tough Conversations during the Holidays

A Few Tips for Having Those Tough Conversations during the Holidays

For about 3,200 Americans a year, what begins as a steady shortness of breath and fatigue turns out to be symptoms of the malignant cancer, mesothelioma. Because the symptoms of mesothelioma are subtle – and similar to other respiratory and cardiac conditions – it may go undiagnosed for far too long in many victims. With …

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Genetics: Is Cancer a Family Affair?

Genetics: Is Cancer a Family Affair?

You’d be hard-pressed to find a family that hasn’t been affected by cancer in one way or another. It’s a far-reaching disease and the second leading cause of death in the United States. Given that, and given how much we hear about it day after day, it’s only natural to wonder about your own likelihood …

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