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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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On September 11, 2001, we were all changed forever by the terrorist acts against our country.  The first responders involved in the rescue and cleanup of the debris at the World Trade Center in New York, as well as the ...
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No one wants to be in pain. Pain can be debilitating and it can prevent us from enjoying our lives. Controlling pain often requires a multidisciplinary approach. The approach can include medication, guided imagery, meditation and other therapies. The definition

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We all have our own space, our own routines that we are comfortable with- people, stores, our personal routines – that bring us comfort. Being diagnosed with mesothelioma can jolt you out of your comfort zone. This week I saw

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Living with mesothelioma as a chronic illness is progress for patients with this rare cancer. Mesothelioma treatment has progressed to the point that some patients are living for many years. For all in the mesothelioma community, this is gratifying. This

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When patients and families are beginning their journey with mesothelioma, it is hard not to get discouraged when looking at survival statistics. The statistics are often interpreted as devastating, but, keep in mind that they are just that: statistics. Progress

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“Cancer that has recurred (come back), usually after a period of time during which the cancer could not be detected. The cancer may come back to the same place as the original (primary) tumor or to another place in the

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As progress continues to be made in the fight against mesothelioma, 2017 looks promising in continuing the march to a cure. For patients and families looking for more information on the latest developments, there are plenty of conferences to offer

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