Mesothelioma.com Resources for Patients and their Families
The MCA Blog
Jackie Clark

Jackie Clark

Community Program Coordinator

Read about Jackie »

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.”

Continue Reading »

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.

Continue Reading »

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.

Continue Reading »

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.

Continue Reading »

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.

Continue Reading »

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.

Continue Reading »

Resources for Mesothelioma Patients and their Families

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.

Continue Reading »

Remembering Mesothelioma Victims on 9/11

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 9/11/2016

9/11 Memorial, NYC

Any disaster demands an immediate response from both emergency units and civilians within the vicinity. Tragedy always causes an outburst of energy to save the victims due to the adrenaline rush and the willingness to assist. People rarely give a second consideration of the environmental safety of the surrounding when attending to victims. It is natural and follows the human instinct to act that way. For the September 11 terrorist attacks, it was later apparent that the air was contaminated by toxic compounds, chief among them asbestos.

Continue Reading »

Tweet Chat Recap: Celebrating Survivorship for National Cancer Survivors Day

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 6/10/2016

This past Friday, June 3, the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance hosted our first National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD) tweet chat, where the cancer awareness community had an opportunity to share their stories by answering questions about survivorship. Inspired by Heather Von St. James and her recent survivorship series, we hoped to gain perspective from more survivors and people that support the fight against cancer.

Continue Reading »

Johnie Matthews: Cancer, Heartbreak, and Healing

  • Author: Jackie Clark
  • Date: 5/25/2016

Johnie Beth Matthews has led a full life – full of ups and downs, hope and despair, illness and recovery. When she was 35, Johnie suffered a cardiac arrest during a surgical procedure, only to be revived again. Then, diagnosed with small cell lung cancer at the age of 44 – the same age as her step-dad had been diagnosed with mesothelioma – Johnie made the astonishing decision not to treat it, only to recover fully and live for another several decades.

Continue Reading »

Next >

Explore the Blog

Search the MCA Blog:

Search the Blog

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

Read more about Jackie »

Upcoming Events

January 21, 2017
Sodak Con's Youtube page

Larry Burkhead's Charity Livestream

“Join Larry's daughter Ashley and SoDak Con, as they play games for 24 hours to raise funds and awareness for the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF). ”


January 25, 2017
7044 Los Tilos Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Photography Gallery and Cocktail Party

“Global Images USA will host an art gallery viewing and cocktail party showcasing iconic works from world-renowned photographers at a private Hollywood Hills residence.The lists of artists whose works will be for sale include Helmut Newton, Frank Worth, David LaChapelle, Timothy White, and many more. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Pacific Mesothelioma Center. ”

Mesothelioma Treatment Guide

Free Mesothelioma Treatment Guide

Please fill in the form below to request our FREE Mesothelioma Treatment Guide. It will be sent to you within 24 hours.

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with mesothelioma?

Get Access To: