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New Research Sheds Light on Concerns of Mesothelioma Patients

2020-04-09T12:40:52-04:00March 15th, 2020|Mesothelioma|

As human beings we all have some things in common. We are social people. We need cooperation, love and support. We need interactions with others. These are the things that unite us. Our lives are richer for the relationships that we have. The amount and quality of the relationships are ...

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With No Cure, Can a Mesothelioma Patient Find Success?

2020-04-09T12:41:58-04:00March 4th, 2020|Mesothelioma|

What and how do patients diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and their medical teams consider success? Currently there is no cure for malignant mesothelioma. One of the definitions of success is a favorable or desired outcome. Is it possible for someone diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma to see success in their journey ...

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New Delivery Method for Mesothelioma Treatment Drug Approved by FDA

2020-04-09T12:42:16-04:00February 21st, 2020|Mesothelioma|

The FDA is in charge of approving new treatments or devices for all diseases. For many years there were no approved treatments for malignant mesothelioma. Then in 2004, Pemetrexted and Cisplatin were approved by the FDA. In 2019, a new treatment called Tumor Treating Fields for malignant pleural mesothelioma was ...

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Mesothelioma Treatment with a Dash of Hope

2020-03-30T06:59:40-04:00February 2nd, 2020|Mesothelioma, Mesothelioma Treatment|

Hope comes to us in all sorts of ways. According to Merriam Webster the definition of hope is “a desire of some good, accompanied with at least a slight expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that is obtainable.”  As nurses working with mesothelioma patients, our job is to visit ...

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American Cancer Society Releases Most Promising Stats Ever

2020-02-18T12:56:35-05:00January 31st, 2020|Mesothelioma, Mesothelioma Treatment|

Numbers are how we measure things. In business they say you have to know your numbers - what is the bottom line? In sports, the final score indicates who the winning or losing team is. In health, the numbers indicate if the disease is growing, if treatments are working, or ...

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Give the Gift of Time to Mesothelioma Patients

2020-03-30T07:00:39-04:00January 12th, 2020|Mesothelioma, Mesothelioma Treatment|

Time is an intangible item that we all want more of. According to Miriam Webster’s definition, “time is the measured or measurable period during which an action, process or condition exists or continues.”  As Americans we are all very busy and would love more time. When one is diagnosed with ...

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Treatments and Therapies for Mesothelioma are Improving

2020-03-30T07:00:44-04:00January 5th, 2020|Mesothelioma, Mesothelioma Treatment|

As we close 2019 and welcome 2020, we reflect on some of the progress that has been made in 2019 with advancing the treatment of malignant mesothelioma. One therapy that has garnered attention is immunotherapy. Many scientists believe that by unlocking the role of the immune system they will then ...

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Hopeful for Progress in Treating Mesothelioma in the New Decade

2020-03-30T07:00:45-04:00January 5th, 2020|Mesothelioma, Mesothelioma Treatment|

Having met many patients from all walks of life who are dealing with malignant mesothelioma, the patients are very open with us as to how their journey with mesothelioma began. As we know, each individual’s disease is as unique as one’s fingerprint.  How people come to find out that they ...

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Planning for Fear with a Diagnosis

When we are living and planning our lives we assume we will be here to complete our plans, to reach our goals, to live a life as we want. But what happens when plans are interrupted by a health challenge? Suddenly all of our plans, goals, and dreams are in ...

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Living a Life that Matters

2020-03-30T07:00:54-04:00December 13th, 2019|Community Support, Mesothelioma Treatment|

When someone is diagnosed with a serious medical condition facing a life-altering and possibly life-ending disease, suddenly the fact that we are all mortal slaps us in the face. Most people research the disease, go to medical experts, and find out everything they can about the disease looking for a ...

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