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Asbestos Disposal: Is Recycling Asbestos an Option?

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 3/14/2017

Recycling Asbestos

Asbestos is a dangerous toxin that needs to be handled with the utmost care. If asbestos becomes damaged, the fibers can be inhaled and cause mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases.

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How to Find Qualified Asbestos Abatement Contractors

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 3/7/2017

Asbestos Abatement Contractors

Asbestos had been widely used in construction for thousands of years. The mineral’s ability to effectively resist fire, as well as its overall durability, made it especially useful within many construction materials from tiles to roofing shingles. Homes and buildings built before 1990 are more likely to contain asbestos.

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Flu and Cancer: How Patients Can Avoid Influenza

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 1/26/2017

Flu and Cancer

For most people, influenza (the flu virus) is a simple chest infection that comes and goes without much fanfare. For cancer patients, however, the flu virus can be extremely dangerous. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have noted that individuals with cancer have a higher risk of complications if they catch the flu, including hospitalization and even death.

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Registered Nurse Tells Her Mother’s Mesothelioma Story

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 1/9/2017

Kathryn Frymoyer

“My mom was a very strong person,” Lora Frymoyer recently told the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. “Her name was Kathryn. Kitty is what she was called.”

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Traveling with Cancer for the Holidays

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 12/20/2016

Traveling with Cancer for the Holidays

For those who have mesothelioma, or any other form of cancer, spending the holidays with your family may feel more important than ever before. However, traveling to be with loved ones when you have or are recovering from cancer is more difficult than traveling when you’re healthy. Symptoms like shortness of breath and fatigue that mesothelioma can bring can make traveling unpleasant, and more serious concerns can make it nearly impossible.

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Millennials and Mesothelioma

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 12/9/2016

Millenials

Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the lungs that is usually associated with elderly people and those over a certain age, but the reality is actually a little bit more complicated than that. Although mesothelioma is commonly diagnosed in the elderly, most people with the disease start develop twenty to thirty years before diagnosis. We often take for granted how many people understand the connection between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, but not nearly as many people understand the link between asbestos and mesothelioma.

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Recapping National Family Caregivers Month

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 12/2/2016

Heather & Cam

November was National Family Caregivers month, a period of time devoted to recognizing the efforts, sacrifices, and hardships of family caregivers across the country. It comes at the beginning of the holiday season and includes Thanksgiving, a time when many people visit with family and are thinking about the things they are grateful for. In a way, that is also the spirit of National Family Caregivers Month – to express thanks for those who spend time in caring for their loved ones who are ill or otherwise unable to take care of themselves.

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A Cancer Moonshot Status Report

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 10/28/2016

Microscope

With everyone’s focus on the upcoming election, some important news has been overlooked. Recently, Vice President Joe Biden held a press conference to give a progress report on the Cancer Moonshot Initiative, an effort launched by President Obama during his 2016 State of the Union address with the goal of eliminating cancer.

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3 Ways Asbestos Wrecks Your Lungs: Mesothelioma, Asbestosis & Lung Cancer

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 10/14/2016

Healthy Lung Month

October is Healthy Lung Month, a month-long recognition of the importance that our lungs play in our everyday lives. A big part of making sure our lungs stay healthy is by avoiding toxic substances, such as asbestos.

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day: Favorite MAD Moments and What MAD Means

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 9/26/2016

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2013

Today is Mesothelioma Awareness Day! As part of our series on mesothelioma awareness leading up to today’s activities, we have asked survivors, family members, doctors, advocates, and others affected by mesothelioma to give us their thoughts on a variety of subjects. These have included topics such as the most important things people should know about mesothelioma, reasons why spreading awareness is important, and how we can work together to ban asbestos.

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About Jackie

  • Joined MCA in 2009
  • Manages the MCA Advocate of the Month Program
  • Develops medical content and outreach initiatives
  • Specializes in alternative therapies, cancer support initiatives and social media campaigns

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March 27, 2017
Bethesda, MD

International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma

“The 2017 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma is an event organized by the Meso Foundation in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The Symposium will be held from March 27th through March 29th of 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda with daytime conference sessions taking place on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.”


4/1/2017
CrossFit OSC, Greer, South Carolina

1st Annual OSC Barbell Rodeo CrossFit Competition

“CrossFit OSC is hosting its 1st Annual OSC Barbell Rodeo CrossFit Competition in memory of Emily Brown Kocis, sister of OSC member Phil Brown. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. To learn more on how to participate, please visit the link to the event's page below.”

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