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Nurses that can answer your questions

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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"Anyone who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma knows the stress associated with understanding and managing the disease."
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Caregivers of Mesothelioma Patients

Amanda

Amanda became a caregiver for her father after he was diagnosed with mesothelioma. She provides insight into how caregivers can make a difference for those battling mesothelioma. Follow on Twitter.

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"It is important for mesothelioma patients to reach out for help. It doesn't mean you are weak, in fact, it can make you stronger. This disease is challenging and leaning on others will help ease your journey."

Jennifer Gelsick

Jennifer wrote about life for her family as her father, Don Smitley, battled mesothelioma. Mr. Smitley passed away in 10/2013 and now Jennifer writes with a different perspective, helping those with mesothelioma.

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"Watching my father's journey with mesothelioma has made me realize that you need to cherish every moment that God blesses you with. Love with your whole heart, give with all of your being, and never lose sight of your faith."
Daily Challenges from a Survivor of Mesothelioma

Jan Egerton

Jan Egerton

Jan Egerton of England lost her battle with mesothelioma in January 2014. She endured years of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and more. Jan also chronicled her journey through her blog, Mesothelioma – Jan’s Journey.

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"I hope and pray that something will be found to stop the dividing of these unnatural cells soon and this will then put an end to the many deaths we have through mesothelioma"
Researchers

Ricki Lewis

Ricki Lewis

Ricki Lewis has a PhD in genetics and is the author of "The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved it." Ricki has written guest articles detailing the intricacies of gene therapy for MesotheliomaHelp and guided our lead author to relevant topics and key information on the background and future of genetics in cancer therapy. Her support ensures that our readers get accurate, factual information.

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    "Getting at the basis of why one person develops mesothelioma and another person doesn’t, that is going to hold a clue to really fighting it. Then we will know what to do the gene therapy on."
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    Nancy Meredith

    Nancy is a blog and content writer with more than 20 years of professional experience. Nancy has been writing about mesothelioma and cancer for close to eight years.

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    "Each and every person who battles mesothelioma shows amazing strength and resolve in a time of extreme adversity. Every journey with mesothelioma is unique, and when I write about the warriors and their families I try to highlight that one distinction that sets them apart and shows their fighting spirit."

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