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Learning From My Experiences: A Young Caregiver's Survival Guide
With mesothelioma cancer, a diagnosis often comes after a long latency period. The average length of latency for malignant mesothelioma is 35 to 40 years after exposure to asbestos. Often times, younger members of the family, such as children or grandchildren, have to step in to become caregivers for their parents or grandparents who are battling mesothelioma
Managing Mesothelioma Q&A: What to Expect During Chemotherapy
In my second video podcast, I explain the side effects that a mesothelioma patient can expect when administered chemotherapy treatments. Cisplatin and Alimta® are the two most commonly used chemotherapy drugs and often a combination of the two drugs is given. If you or a loved one is about to undergo chemotherapy, I hope this information is useful in
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