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Mesothelioma

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

2020-04-29T17:46:46-04:00April 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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Coping with Mesothelioma Treatment During the Coronavirus Crisis

2020-04-09T12:33:27-04:00April 8th, 2020|Mesothelioma|

An initial diagnosis of mesothelioma is life-altering for the patient and the family. Now with the combination of a pandemic, this can be overwhelming. We always recommend seeking treatment at a Mesothelioma Center of Excellence, but to receive this specialized treatment can require travel. In the time before the COVID-19 ...

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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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