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Archive for April 2015

Pain

Residual pain from the EPP has been part of Lannie’s world since the EPP surgery. Pain control has been one of our most difficult challenges as we live with Meso. I do my best to remain understanding, sensitive and kind when Lannie’s pain raises its ugly head. For example, prior to his hospital discharge following…

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Melanoma Drug Proves Effective In Treatment of Pleural Mesothelioma

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania made an exciting announcement at Sunday’s 2015 American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, which was held in Philadelphia. The group revealed that a study of the PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab, an immunotherapy drug that was recently approved for the treatment of melanoma, has…

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Cancer Comradery

Early this week I made a special trip to the other side of our main campus building to visit my friend and co-worker whose husband was recently diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. I visited for several reasons. I sincerely wanted to check on his – and her – health and coping stamina. I wanted to…

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Report Warns of Coming Increase in Asbestos Disease in Asia

Efforts to eradicate asbestos-related disease continue throughout Europe, Australia and the United States, but in other areas of the world, asbestos use continues to rise. Health experts are now warning that there will be a dramatic increase in the number of cases of mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other diseases in those countries over the next few…

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Funny Thing Happened on the Way To…

Are there light moments in the cancer journey that make us laugh…and laugh? You bet there is! I want to share some of the very humorous moments that have happened along the way of this incredible journey with Meso. I firmly believe that God sent these wonderful moments to us to help us cope with…

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