The world watched in horror as two planes crashed into the World Trade Center during the unforgettable terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. As the buildings smoldered, firefighters, first responders, and volunteers who rushed to save the thousands of innocent people inside and around the buildings were blanketed in dust.
On September 11, 2001, the world changed. Thousands of people died in the attacks on the World Trade Center towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, and United Airlines Flight 93 in rural Pennsylvania. Millions more were affected deeply by the loss of co-workers, friends, and loved ones.
On Friday, September 25th, the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance will host its first annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day tweet chat. Mesothelioma Awareness Day is a day dedicated to raising awareness about this deadly and preventable disease.
End-of-life care is, in broad terms, health care for patients with advanced or incurable conditions. This area of health care often opens up a number of sensitive treatment discussions and questions. There are questions regarding palliative care, a patient’s right to self-determination of treatment or life, and whether medical experimentation or intervention would be beneficial. Ultimately, the biggest discussion point surrounding treating terminal illness is that of patient autonomy, specifically regarding their right to choose how they want to die.
When it comes to compensation for the harm that asbestos has done, it would seem everyone from each side of the aisle would want victims to receive a fair amount. However, as the continued progress of the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act (FACT Act) shows, that seems not to be the case.
Back to school preparations have started, and the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance (MCA) is looking to keep you and your family safe as you prepare to send children back to school after summer break. Getting back into the school-year routine can be daunting, but preparation is necessary to keep faculty, administrators, teachers, and students safe as they arrive in their classrooms.
Because mesothelioma takes decades to develop and commonly affects men who worked heavily around asbestos, it is relatively rare for young individuals, particularly women, to get it.
When diagnosed with a disease that will require long-term care, like mesothelioma, it’s important to establish a relationship that’s built on mutual trust, honesty, and a willingness to support each other throughout the entire treatment process.