National Family Caregivers Month Emphasizes Self-Care for Caregivers

This month is National Family Caregivers Awareness Month. Since mesothelioma is a very aggressive disease, patients rely on caregivers to help them during their cancer battle. Mesothelioma caregivers play an essential role by providing assistance and aid to mesothelioma patients when they need it most. When Is National Family Caregivers Month? November is National Family…

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Veterans Day 2021: Honoring Veterans With Mesothelioma

Veterans Day is celebrated on Nov. 11 each year and honors those who served their country. Veterans risk their lives to defend America. Some of them died in the line of duty and others now face serious or deadly health problems like mesothelioma due to their service. Learn how you can honor those who served…

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Fall Nutrition Guide for Mesothelioma Patients

Mesothelioma patients should take special care to maintain proper nutrition before, during, and after treatment. This is because mesothelioma procedures and medications can cause side effects that interfere with nutrition. Stanford Healthcare suggests cancer patients eat 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Fortunately, many fruits and vegetables hit their nutritional peak in the…

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Fall 2021 Mesothelioma Treatment Roundup

As researchers continue to search for a cure for mesothelioma, they are also constantly finding new and innovative ways to treat this deadly disease. More cutting-edge cancer treatments are being tested in clinical trials to see how effective they are in treating mesothelioma. Get information about notable treatments that made headlines in the fall of…

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Mary Hesdorffer Retires from Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

It is with bittersweet emotion that Mesothelioma Hope bids Mary Hesdorffer farewell as she announces her retirement from the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. Hesdorffer has worked tirelessly for decades as an advocate for mesothelioma patients and families. She leaves the organization well-positioned to transition into a new era of mesothelioma treatments, paving the way for…

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Study Finds More Global Mesothelioma Cases from 1990 to 2017

A recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) discovered an alarming trend: a global mesothelioma increase. The study uncovered an increase in mesothelioma cases and deaths between 1990 and 2017. Based on these findings, governments and medical institutions across the world must advocate for a complete ban on asbestos use.…

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2021 and COVID-19

Mesothelioma Awareness Day is celebrated every year on September 26 to support those with this deadly cancer and raise money to find a cure. In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many Mesothelioma Awareness Day activities have gone online to keep everyone safe. See how you can show your support this year. How the Coronavirus…

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Wigs for Mesothelioma Patients

Mesothelioma patients who receive chemotherapy treatment often experience hair loss. This hair loss can begin as early as 2 to 3 weeks after the first round of chemotherapy. Many patients shave their heads prior to starting chemotherapy. Wigs can be a way for mesothelioma patients to maintain a sense of normalcy and consistency during a…

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