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FDA Approves Opdivo and Yervoy as First New Treatment for Mesothelioma in 16 Years

2020-10-12T19:31:49-04:00October 12th, 2020|Mesothelioma, Mesothelioma Treatment|

by Eleanor Ericson, RN The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment for the rare disease malignant pleural mesothelioma. The new treatment is two immunotherapy drugs working together as first line therapy to treat patients that are not surgical candidates. This is the first new drug therapy approved ...

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Two Years Later: Remembering Dr. David Sugarbaker

2020-09-17T20:13:35-04:00September 17th, 2020|Mesothelioma, Mesothelioma Treatment|

by Eleanor Ericson, RN and Lisa Hyde-Barrett, RN In life there are many people that you come in contact with and a few that leave a lasting impression on you. Whether personally or professionally, these influencers can guide your life’s journey in ways that you never planned. Wherever you encounter ...

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Like Mesothelioma, There Is No Magic Bullet for COVID-19

2020-06-14T20:01:26-04:00June 14th, 2020|Mesothelioma, Mesothelioma Treatment|

The dream of curing any disease has always been a magic bullet. Take one of these and you will be cured. We are used to things being done instantly. Unfortunately, dreams don’t always  come true. Diseases are more complex than that. Science has a process and it takes time. COVID-19 ...

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Tips for Mesothelioma Patient Routines During COVID-19

2020-06-10T16:58:40-04:00June 10th, 2020|Mesothelioma, Mesothelioma Treatment|

The COVID-19 virus has changed our everyday routines. Despite your challenges or adversities, life is very different. Being diagnosed with a rare disease is overwhelming and that alone changes lives dramatically. People that are newly diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma are waiting to come to a Center of Excellence. While waiting ...

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Clinical Trials: What Are They and How Can They Advance Treatment

2020-05-23T19:44:06-04:00May 23rd, 2020|Mesothelioma, Mesothelioma Treatment|

COVID-19 has impacted our daily lives throughout the U.S. This previously unknown virus that has caused the pandemic we are currently in has scientists all over the world researching for a cure. The virus is educating a lot of people about the clinical trial process. As scientists race to find ...

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Evidence-based reasons to be seen at a Mesothelioma Center of Excellence

2020-05-19T21:48:00-04:00May 19th, 2020|Mesothelioma, Mesothelioma Treatment|

We have always recommended that patients diagnosed or suspected to have malignant mesothelioma be seen at a dedicated Mesothelioma Center of Excellence for diagnosis and treatment by an experienced medical team. The pandemic we are currently in has made it difficult and sometimes impossible to do this. As people all ...

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How Mesothelioma Patients Can Take Care of Themselves During COVID-19

2020-05-02T03:07:23-04:00May 2nd, 2020|Mesothelioma, Mesothelioma Treatment|

As we continue social distancing, washing our hands, and staying in our homes, a new normal is settling in. For people that are dealing with malignant mesothelioma as well as the COVID- 19 virus, day to day living can be extremely stressful during these uncharted times. What can people who ...

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Balancing Mesothelioma with the Coronavirus Pandemic

2020-07-30T16:09:59-04:00April 29th, 2020|Mesothelioma, Mesothelioma Treatment|

When someone is diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, the battle is both mental and physical. The symptoms are numerous and some more frightening than others. Mentally it can have an outsized effect on one’s peace of mind, affecting your physical wellbeing as well as your emotional wellbeing. So how does a ...

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