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Preventing Mesothelioma Begins with a Ban on Asbestos

Let’s think hypothetically here. You’re at the doctor’s office having a conversation with your physician about preventative health measures. He or she is explaining that if you do a certain thing, then […]

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COVID-19 Delays Can Lead to Cancer Progression

Patients often have difficulty receiving an accurate mesothelioma diagnosis because of the complexity of their disease. A long latency period and the potential for misdiagnosis mean patients often wait years before undergoing […]

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Mesothelioma Survivor Shares COVID-19 Vaccine Experience

Not too long ago, I started a new regimen of immunotherapy for mesothelioma. Juggling cancer treatment in the middle of a pandemic is no easy feat. The most important rule is to […]

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Nutrition and Mesothelioma: Adding Whole Grains to Your Diet

Maintaining a healthy diet is crucial for mesothelioma patients and others with cancer. We know fruits and vegetables are important components, but what about whole grains? We’ve heard the term, but what […]

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What COVID-19 Vaccines Mean for Cancer Patients

With COVID-19 vaccines rolling out across the country, many cancer patients may be wondering in which distribution group they fall and where they can receive a vaccine. Patients may also be confused […]

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Mesothelioma Presents Different Challenges for Veterans

A veteran with mesothelioma cancer is different than a civilian with mesothelioma because of the two different systems veterans need to navigate. Veterans may have access to both civilian and VA medical […]

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Mesothelioma Survivor Turns Setbacks into Comebacks

Jim Dykstra has good reason – a lot of good reasons – to fall into the woe-is-me, gloom-and-doom trap that often engulfs those diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, a rare cancer with no […]

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Survivor Begins Opdivo and Yervoy Treatment for Mesothelioma

When I decided to stop mesothelioma treatment in 2020, my focus was on preserving my quality of life. Toward the end of 2019, my latest CT scan had shown a new growth […]

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Veterans Outreach Team Offers Support During COVID-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made the Veterans Outreach team at The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com more important than ever before. We’re still here to serve. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs […]

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Emotional Support for Cancer Patients Takes New Direction

People in the mesothelioma community usually hear about various emotional support options during visits with their cancer treatment team. Doctors commonly treat patients using a holistic approach, allowing them to address all […]

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