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Our blog features investigative reporting from Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Gary Cohn and inspiring stories of survival from Heather Von St. James. Read our featured entries and share your thoughts in our comments section.

Gary Cohn, Investigative Journalist
2 0 1 6 Jun 9

Keytruda Offers New Hope for Mesothelioma Survivor Paul Zygielbaum

For more than a decade, Paul Zygielbaum had beaten the odds, but now he was certain his time was up. He’d survived four surgeries and three chemotherapy regimens since being diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma in 2004, but by last summer his tumors had spread to his chest and grown massively, he had difficulty breathing and he had lost a significant amount of weight.

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Gary Cohn, Investigative Journalist
2 0 1 6 Jun 6

Will the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act Pass This Week?

Just days before Memorial Day, the U.S. Senate seemed poised to pass a long-overdue, sweeping overhaul of the decades-old, ineffective law governing toxic substances, including asbestos. After all, the legislation had unusual bipartisan support and had just passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 403-12. It also was being supported by such disparate groups as the Environmental Defense Fund, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the American Chemistry Council. In May, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) also offered their support after significant changes were made to the bill to make asbestos a priority.

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The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance site is a comprehensive resource for mesothelioma patients and caregivers. Click below to learn more.

What is Mesothelioma?

What is Mesothelioma?

A wealth of background on this rare disease including its causes and treatment options.

Common Symptoms

Common Symptoms

Information on common symptoms and what to look for if you suspect you were exposed to asbestos.

Treatment Options

Treatment Options

Learn about available treatment options including surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

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Check out our patient and caregiver resources and learn how your voice can make a difference by promoting cancer awareness in our online community.

For the patient

For The Patient »

Our comprehensive treatment guide can help you begin your journey after diagnosis.

For the caregiver

For The Caregiver »

Helpful tools including books to read and cancer support services.

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How Can I Help »

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Read Survivor Stories

The MCA blog features the personal journeys of survivors and caregivers in our community.

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Common Legal Questions

Answers to your most common legal questions.

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