November 2012

Why do People Contract Mesothelioma?

By Laurie Kazan-Allen
Mesothelioma is an avoidable disease. If governments had first acted when the asbestos hazard was known, the incidence of this deadly cancer would, by now, be much lower. And yet, despite the evidence documenting the deadly consequences of asbestos exposure, governments turned a blind eye to an industrial sector which was generating thousands […]


Coping with the Holidays

By Mary Hesdorffer, Nurse Practitioner
Executive Director, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
The approaching holiday season can add to the stress experienced by those affected by mesothelioma.  Following a mesothelioma diagnosis in the family, the holiday today will usually not be the same as it was in years past. Acknowledging that, making adjustments, and being flexible to accommodate […]



Veterans and Mesothelioma

On November 11, we observe Veterans Day and recognize the courage and sacrifice of our service men and women who protect our freedoms.
On this day, we must also recognize the great tragedy that is the exposure to asbestos that our nation’s heroes have endured. We can not only document the asbestos exposures over the course […]


Mesothelioma and the 2012 Election

This is a very important year to vote! Not only do we have the Presidential election but every seat in the House of Representatives is up for grabs this year.  Do you know who will get your vote?
Mesothelioma has repeatedly been overlooked in medical research, and the mesothelioma community has rallied to ensure funding for […]