September 2008

Second line Therapy

Following treatment with Alimta and Cisplatin you may have a respite period until your tumor begins to once again become active.  This is the time to explore second line therapy.  There are many drugs and combinations of drugs that have demonstrated some activity in mesothelioma but have not been studied in large enough numbers to get FDA […]

Meso Awareness Day

This year’s Meso Awareness Day is creating much needed meso awareness thanks to you, the meso community.  The Meso Foundation was fortunate to be invited to our City Hall to receive the proclamation of September 26th as Meso Awareness Day from our Mayor and City Council.  After the Mayor read the proclamation, Chris was permitted […]

Newly Diagnosed Patients

I am so pleased to let those who are newly diagnosed know that there are a number of clinical trials either open or getting ready to open at sites across the country that offer  some exciting new options.  If you have not begun treatment please call me at 877 363 6376 X7275 so I can discuss all […]

Hospice Care

Choosing hospice care does not mean that one is giving up on life but rather choosing to  end treatments aimed at attempting to cure the disease or condition and elects treatment that eases pain and discomfort Hospice services are available once a patient is thought to be in the final 6 months of life. Hospice nurses receive […]

Pain Talk

One topic that pops up consistently in the meso community is how to manage pain.  I’m not surprised, as this is generally the chief concern of all patients faced with major diseases and their treatment.
Way back when I started in Nursing, decades ago, there were very few options for controlling pain. A patient who complained of pain […]