Longest Mesothelioma Survivor Says, ‘Forget the Prognosis’

As mesothelioma supporters and advocates gear up for this weekend’s 11th annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day, a 71-year-old mesothelioma survivor is reaching to tell mesothelioma victims to “forget the prognosis” and keep living life. Paul Kraus, an Australian author of the popular book, “Surviving Mesothelioma and Other Cancers: A Patient’s Guide,” has lived with mesothelioma for 18 years […]

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day Coming This Saturday

Tomorrow is the 11th annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day. Whether you’re attending in person or want to support the cause at home, there are many things you can do to help spread awareness regarding the dangers of asbestos and mesothelioma. Why Mesothelioma Day is Important Mesothelioma is still considered a rare disease. Although 2,000 to 3,000 people […]

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Yoga and Mesothelioma: How to Beat the Cancer Blues

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), up to 25% of all cancer patients experience depression, but these numbers may actually be much higher. If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be experiencing overwhelming feelings of depression yourself, but the good news is there are numerous things that can help you out through these […]

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Federal Regulators Knew of Asbestos-Contaminated Talc Over 40 Years Ago

Although federal regulators knew that asbestos was contaminating talc powders commonly used in household across the nation, nothing was done to stop it, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Instead, regulators allowed the cosmetic companies to monitor asbestos levels themselves. EWG reports that a “Fair Warning” memo was sent out by the U.S. Food and […]

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Mesothelioma Recovery Made Easier with Sugarbaker Walker

Many mesothelioma patients undergo grueling surgery, and afterwards, are generally immobile for numerous weeks as they try to heal. A new device, however, the Sugarbaker Walker, is allowing surgery patients to be up and moving, helping to speed up their recovery. The Sugarbaker Walker, named after Dr. David Sugarbaker, a renowned surgeon and medical director […]

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Asbestos Diseases to Increase Due to NYC 9/11 Attacks

It’s been 14 years since the September 11, 2001 terrorists attacks in New York City that left thousands of people dead and injured. Many of people who helped out in the aftermath of the attack are still alive today, and according to Dr. Raja Flores, a renowned thoracic surgeon, those helpers, including firefighters, police officers, […]

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Mesothelioma Surgery For Older People Not As Risky As Once Thought

A recent study performed by the University of Chicago indicates that lung surgery for elderly mesothelioma patients may not be any more risky than surgery for younger patient, despite previous assumptions and other health conditions. The study was performed on 117 mesothelioma patients who went through extended pleurectomy and decortication through 2008-2013. This type of surgery is different than […]

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Google Wristband May Help Detect Mesothelioma Early

Google is the most popular search engine on the Internet today, but it seems as if the company is expanding to include scientific services as well. Google recently announced that their researchers are trying to develop a wristband that may be able to detect mesothelioma early. The Atlantic reports that researchers and scientists in the Google X […]

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