August 2013

New FDA Warning for Antibiotics Commonly Prescribed to Mesothelioma Patients

According to a report by the FDA, fluoroquinolones antibiotics now require new labeling to more adequately describe their most serious side-effect known as peripheral neuropathy.
Peripheral neuropathy is damage to nerves that initially presents itself as a tingling or shock sensation experienced in both the upper and lower extremities. It can cause a decrease in sensory […]


WTC Health Program Expands Coverage to Include Pentagon

The World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program recently extended its coverage to include rescue, recovery, and clean-up workers who served at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 during and after the terrorist attacks. The Program provides free medical screenings and treatment for health issues (including mesothelioma) related to exposures from the September 11th attacks.
The Pentagon […]


Have a Flag Flown on Capitol Hill for Mesothelioma Awareness Day

As a way to honor your loved one, this year for Mesothelioma Awareness Day, have a flag flown over Capitol Hill.
The Architect of the Capitol’s Capitol Flag Program is set up so that individuals may acquire an American flag to be flown over the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. These flags are flown each day (minus […]


Mesothelioma Awareness Day Events and Activities

September 26th, Meso Awareness Day, will be here in a little over one month, and with that, the Meso Foundation and its volunteers are busy organizing events and planning various activities to help us get the word out about the need for research and to raise funds for research and patient services.
If you would like […]


Bowel Obstructions in Patients with Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Patients with peritoneal mesothelioma appear to be at an increased risk of bowel obstructions either due to disease or perhaps as a consequence of their treatment. They can be caused by adhesions (scar tissue) and/or tumors among other predisposing conditions. Signs of a bowel obstruction include abdominal pain, cessation of bowel movement, absence of bowel […]