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Battling Mesothelioma Single


The idea that cancer treatment should be available and prescribed based on a patient’s particular medical needs, and not marital status, seems obvious. Yet bias in favor of married people can affect the type and aggressiveness of treatment that patients receive, according to one recent study that should ring alarm bells for patients. Mesothelioma patients, » Read More

Caregivers


Caregivers are key people for anyone undergoing treatment for a serious illness like mesothelioma. Caregivers are those family members, partners, and friends who provide support, as well as emotional and practical help, to the person who is being treated for cancer. Those who have done this know that it is an essential role that makes » Read More

Veterans and Mesothelioma


Military veterans are among those with especially high rates of malignant mesothelioma – but why? The answer lies in asbestos’ fire retardant and insulating uses, and thus its extensive use by the military in ships, aircraft, and construction, before it was restricted for its deadly cancer-causing properties. Veterans today make up one-third of mesothelioma cases » Read More

Cancer Incidents on the Rise


In 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took a major step backwards in the prevention of mesothelioma and other cancers, with a new rule for allowing products containing asbestos. Experts believe that new uses for asbestos, despite the documented link to the deadly mesothelioma, will contribute to an already rising cancer rate worldwide. Under » Read More

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