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Lisa Hyde-Barrett

Lisa Hyde-Barrett has helped ease the stress of patients and their families by offering a comforting hand. Lisa has 25 years of experience as a thoracic surgery nurse at Brigham and Women’s Hospital a top 5 nationally ranked cancer hospital. Lisa works with leading nationally-recognized surgeons who specialize in mesothelioma. Through her extensive experience caring for mesothelioma patients, she is a facilitator for the patient to help them maintain control and dignity over their treatment of their disease and to assist with the patient’s wishes. She is passionate about helping the mesothelioma community.

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Staging of a person’s cancer is done for many different reasons. According to the  American Cancer Society, staging is defined as: “The process of finding out how much cancer is in the person’s body and where it is located. It’s ...
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Each spring a Memorial Service is held for families that have lost loved ones to mesothelioma.  It never gets any easier to see the personal toll that this deadly cancer has taken. Remembering patients and families that have dealt with

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In life, things can happen that shake us up and change the way we look at the world. Trauma, accidents, crimes against us or an unexpected diagnosis of mesothelioma for you or a family member, for example, can change your

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Immunotherapy test for cancer patients

Progress for a cure for mesothelioma marches onward. The progress has come in different areas. Chemotherapy drugs to treat mesothelioma have not changed over the last decade, but there have been advances in immunotherapy and biological drugs. The immune system’s

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Today, in the U.S. we celebrate Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a holiday that was first observed in 1868, to mark the sacrifices of the Civil War, when participants decorated the graves of more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers.

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When patients and families are diagnosed with mesothelioma it introduces them to a whole new world with a different language, different people in different roles, and sometimes this all plays out in a different city, away from home. Basically, the

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The other day I paused to reflect as I saw patients and families in various stages along their journey with mesothelioma. I am fortunate enough to follow up with patients on an outpatient basis, and it is so rewarding to

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