Awareness Month

Today is the Great American Smokeout

Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer and Cigarette Smoking

Today is the Great American Smokeout Today is the Great American Smokeout, a day where you can quit smoking or make a plan to quit smoking. The Great American Smokeout started in 1970 when Arthur P Mullaney asked people to give up smoking for a day and donate the money that would have been spent […]

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2021

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2021 This upcoming Sunday is Mesothelioma Awareness Day. This is a day to recognize the incurable cancer of the mesothelium, which is a membrane that surrounds organs including the lungs, abdomen, heart, and testicles. Pleural mesothelioma (lungs) is the most common form, followed by peritoneal (abdomen), pericardial (heart), and testicular (testicles). The […]

Immunotherapy Helps Improve Survival in Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, and Other Cancers

Immunotherapy Helps Improve Survival in Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, and Other Cancers Immunotherapy is a great way to treat cancer because it uses the patient’s own immune system. There are two different ways it can do this. The patient’s immune system can be stimulated or substances can be engineered in a lab that act like the […]

The Purpose of Clinical Trials for Mesothelioma

The Purpose of Clinical Trials for Mesothelioma Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer. While it primarily affects the lungs (80 percent of cases), it can also appear on the outer lining of the abdomen, the heart, or the testicles. Asbestos exposure has been linked to causing mesothelioma. Since mesothelioma is so aggressive, prognosis is poor, with a life […]

Recent Mesothelioma Research is Helping Patients Live Longer and Better Lives

Compensating Asbestos Victims

Recent Mesothelioma Research is Helping Patients Live Longer and Better Lives Mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelium resulting from asbestos exposure. The mesothelium is a lining of different organs including the lungs, abdomen, heart, and testicles. When microscopic asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested, they become lodged in human tissue including the mesothelium. They […]

Clinical Trials Help Improve the Lives of Mesothelioma Patients

Clinical Trials Help Improve the Lives of Mesothelioma Patients We would not be where we are in treating cancer without clinical trials. They help find new treatments for all types of cancer that can save lives or at least improve or extend them. Evidence proves that these clinical trials have improved cancer treatment since there […]

April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. Esophageal cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer death around the world. There are two main types of esophageal cancer: adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. They are classified based on which cells are cancerous. Adenocarcinoma begins in the cells of the […]

Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month | Are You at Risk?

Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month | Are You at Risk? Myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells that begins in the bone marrow. Plasma cells are important immune system cells that release antibodies, which help fight infection. It is part of a group of illnesses called plasma cell dyscrasias or plasma cell neoplasms. It can come […]

Learn More About Colorectal Cancer for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Learn More About Colorectal Cancer for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Colorectal cancer is the cancer of the colon and rectum. It is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States in men and women combined. It is also the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women. In 2021 alone, it […]

Brain Injury Awareness Month 2021

Brain Injury Awareness Month 2021 March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Many people have struggled with Traumatic Brain Injuries at some point in their lives. In one year, there were 2.8 million traumatic brain injury related emergency room visits. Of these visits, there were 50,000 deaths. Concussions are the most common form of brain injury […]

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