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Heather Von St. James, Mesothelioma Survivor
2 0 1 6 Jul 6

5 Things Every Advocate Should Remember

A strange thing happened to me during my cancer treatment: I had the strong desire to help people, to give back, to inspire. I wanted to be an advocate.

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Gary Cohn, Investigative Journalist
2 0 1 6 Jun 29

Ambler Pa.: Asbestos Capital of the World

AMBLER, PA. – The chunks of crumbled concrete looked suspiciously fuzzy.That’s what Linda Reinstein thought on one June day last year as she toured the Superfund sites and abandoned asbestos factories in this small Pennsylvania borough with her friend and fellow mesothelioma widow Marilyn Amento. Based on her 12 years’ experience with asbestos, Reinstein thought the pieces of crumbled concrete looked “just off enough” to be sent to a lab for testing.

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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.

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For The Patient »

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

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For The Caregiver »

Helpful tools including books to read and cancer support services.

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How Can I Help »

Steps on how to become our advocate of the month and share your story with our community.

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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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