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Mesothelioma Hospice: What Your Family Should Expect

Doctors may suggest mesothelioma hospice care at the end of a patient’s life. Treatment in hospice care is focused on easing symptoms rather than extending life expectancy. Moving to hospice care can be a very emotional time for the patient and their loved ones. Learn more about what to expect in hospice care and tips…

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New Year’s Resolutions for Mesothelioma Patients

New Year’s Eve is a great time for people to refresh their minds and decide what they want to accomplish in the upcoming year. Mesothelioma patients can use this time to set goals for themselves that will help them stay encouraged, inspired, and strong to fight their disease. Learn more about some goals you may…

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Staying Safe During Flu Season 2022

Mesothelioma patients must be extra cautious during flu season, which runs from October to May of each year. This is because people with weakened immune systems and those undergoing certain cancer treatments are at greater risk of developing severe flu complications. Stay safe during flu season 2022 by following these guidelines. Do Mesothelioma Patients Have…

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Traveling With Mesothelioma – Stay Safe This Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, many people may make plans to travel and visit their family members. Mesothelioma patients are considered immunocompromised and have a higher risk of developing infections or contracting viruses such as COVID-19. Learn more about how mesothelioma patients can stay healthy while traveling this winter. Should I Be Traveling This Holiday…

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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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