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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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As we enjoy Spring, we realize how fortunate we are to be living in such an exciting time for the treatment of mesothelioma. Progress is being made, not fast enough for everyone, but there is progress, nonetheless. As the plants ...
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Last week was Global Asbestos Awareness Week. The week is dedicated to educating people about the risks of exposure to asbestos. Since 2004, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization has worked with the Senate to pass 12 resolutions declaring the first

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If you or a family member has been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma or any cancer, most people would advise you to go to a center where the medical team treats a lot of patients with your type of cancer. While

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Seeing patients dealing with mesothelioma at different points in their journey reminds me of just how much still needs to be done in the fight against mesothelioma. Within the last few weeks, I have seen newly diagnosed patients who are

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The ability to command the respect and admiration of people from all walks of life is not something that is easily accomplished. For the mesothelioma community, Nurse Practitioner, Mary Hesdorffer R.N., of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, is one person

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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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