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Writing About Mesothelioma - Family Journey
People often ask me, “Why do you keep writing and working for a cure for mesothelioma, even though your Dad is no longer here?” Continuing to work for and with the mesothelioma community is not even a question for me. I do it because it matters. My Dad is no longer with us, it’s true, but the memories he left me and the impact he had on my life are still vibrant. I do this so that his struggle will not have been in vain. He meant something to so many people, and I want his story to inspire [...]

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Donate or Help - Mesothelioma Charity
I have written before about how many wonderful people I have encountered in this community. These warriors are individuals whom I admire and I am honored to know. However, all too often, these friends pass on. I find my heart breaking to see how much my mesothelioma family has to go through, along with their families. It is so sad to see good people suffer unreasonably. Mesothelioma is a completely preventable disease, these deaths are completely unnecessary. At this time of giving, think [...]

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Lung Cancer Awareness Month - Mesothelioma
The body has a cadre of defense mechanisms that work together to fight off illness and diseases. When they fail, however, a person can be left fighting a deadly disease like mesothelioma. Now, researchers believe that the same defense meant to prevent people from having a reaction to breathing in daily environmental exposures could be the same mechanism that allows cancer cells to spread and grow in the lungs. According to an Aug. 25 press release from the Ohio State University [...]

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Mesothelioma Fundraising Goals
When you are fundraising, you always get some people who say “no.” It might be a donor, someone you ask to volunteer, or even a business you ask to sponsor an event. It’s important to remember that sometimes people are overwhelmed with financial obligations, personal commitments, or donation requests. That being said, there is definitely something to be said about patient persistence. Don’t get discouraged when someone tells you that they are unable to participate in any way to assist you [...]

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Role of Mesothelin in Mesothelioma
Mesothelin is a protein found on the surface of some cells in the human body. Its biological purpose is a bit of a mystery frankly. But it occurs in overabundance in certain types of cancer cells including ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer and mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs and abdomen. Therefore, it’s on scientists’ radar screen. Scientists are evaluating the role of mesothelin in the spread of cancer and its potential usefulness as a signal of cancer for [...]

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