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9/11 Firefighter Health Study Falls Short on Long-Latency Diseases Like Mesothelioma

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 10/18/2016

September 11th Firemen

On September 11, 2001, following a devastating terrorist attack, thousands of first responders raced toward the World Trade Center site in New York City in an attempt to rescue as many people as possible. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives that day, but many more were saved due to the heroic actions of firefighters, police officers and EMS workers who quickly arrived on scene. But on that day, those brave men and women were not only subjected to the stress of dangerous work, but also the long term threats that come from exposure to chemicals and toxins found in the ash and dust flurrying around Ground Zero.

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National Comprehensive Cancer Network Updates Mesothelioma Treatment Recommendations

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 10/3/2016

Chemotherapy Devices

Doctors treating unresectable mesothelioma have traditionally used chemotherapy to help patients reduce symptoms, decrease pain and help maintain their quality of life. Unresectable mesothelioma is a type of cancer that cannot be treated with surgery. This can be because the mesothelioma has spread to other parts of the body (called metastasis), or the type of cancer itself makes it difficult to remove from the body. For these cases, chemotherapy has been the mainstay of treatment.

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Parenting with Cancer: Advice from Survivors

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 6/5/2016

Parenting is tough enough as it is. Adding in the complications associated with a cancer diagnosis can make it seem unbearable. Yet millions of cancer survivors are parents, and their experience with the disease naturally requires them to face the realities of their own physical and emotional capabilities.

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Surviving Terminal Illness: Advice From Empowered Patients

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 4/7/2016

For many patients who fall ill, hope arrives swiftly in the form of treatment options that promise to eradicate whatever disease from their body. However, there are those patients who receive the news that no one wants or plans to hear: There is no cure. A disease that cannot be cured or that is likely to end someone’s life is known as a terminal illness, and the sufferer is a terminal patient.

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National Poison Prevention Week: Common Toxins and Where To Find Them

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 3/8/2016

Each year, more than two million Americans report a poisoning to control centers around the United States, and more than 90 percent of these incidents happen inside the home. Poisonings are one of the leading causes of death among adults, while most non-fatal poisonings happen to children under the age of six.

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What to Eat During Cancer Treatment

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 2/3/2016

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Nutrition is an integral part of any cancer treatment plan. For mesothelioma and other cancer patients, eating foods that support energy levels, immune function, and overall health is crucial to getting through treatment as successfully as possible and for improving well-being. Figuring out which foods are right and which foods are wrong, however, can be a confusing and overwhelming process given the amount of conflicting information that circulates about diet and nutrition.

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Resources for Mesothelioma Patients and their Families

Gift Ideas for Cancer Patients Centered on Spending Time Together

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 12/10/2015

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It’s the time of year for giving. Sometimes, though, it’s difficult to know what to give to family members, friends, co-workers and others. It can be doubly hard if the person you’re buying presents for has a deadly illness, such as mesothelioma or other forms of cancer.

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New Cancer Centers Growing at Unparalleled Rate

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 10/23/2015

CT Scan in Hospital Lab

As people are living longer, a larger percentage of the population is developing cancer, with more than 1.6 million people being diagnosed each year, according to the American Cancer Society. Part of the effect of this is that more people than ever are in need of access to specialized cancer care.

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2015: What to Know!

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 9/24/2015

Saturday, September 26th, marks the 11th annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day (MAD), where the mesothelioma community sheds further light on this terrible disease and reflects on the evolution of their advocacy efforts. Because of days like MAD, necessary research has been able to propel medical advancement forward, improving diagnosis and treatment options for a disease that is notoriously difficult to diagnose and treat.

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Alternative Financial Assistance for Mesothelioma Treatments

  • Author: Emily Walsh
  • Date: 7/27/2015

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Mesothelioma can be an expensive cancer to treat. Patients and their families and friends can wind up spending tens of thousands of dollars on medicine, surgery, and other related costs in a bid to overcome mesothelioma.

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About Emily

  • Builds cancer awareness through social media and blogging
  • Passionate about helping veterans learn about military service health risks
  • Advocate for holistic complementary therapies in cancer treatment
  • Focuses on the wellbeing of mind, body & spirit

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