Articles by Meso Foundation

Where is the Joy?

by Marcia Schekel
After 8 weeks of painful side effects from treatment, I looked at the CT with my oncologist to see the tumors growing and new ones coming in. I have felt crummy and have limited my activities and my spontaneous availability to friends. My husband is a great gardener — and I grow tumors. […]

Looking Back on a Successful Mesothelioma Awareness Day

On September 26, 2016, Meso Foundation volunteers and mesothelioma community members came out in force to raise awareness for Mesothelioma Awareness Day. We asked the community to wear blue to show their support, and they went above and beyond the call. We received over 100 photos (and even more were posted online) from mesothelioma patients, […]

Last Stop on the Symposium Tour: Chicago!

On Friday, October 7, the Meso Foundation and the mesothelioma community will gather for the last time in 2016 for a one-day conference in Chicago, Illinois. Following conferences in Houston and San Francisco, the Meso Foundation’s 2016 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma will conclude with its final stop in Chicago.
The conference in Chicago will be […]

10 Years of Dedication: Thank you, Maja!

This year, we are celebrating Maja Belamaric, Director of Communications, who has been working with the Meso Foundation for 10 years!
Since joining the Meso Foundation team in 2006, Maja has become our resident communications guru. Her role at the Foundation encompasses the management and development of all aspects of the organization’s communications online and offline. […]

Learning to be Healthy with Cancer

by Marcia Schekel
A diagnosis … mesothelioma … a punch to the gut … frozen with fear.
Mine was April 2014: surgical biopsy, pleural mesothelioma (epithelioid), inoperable, stage 4.
What is this strange disease? I ‘google’ meso, lawyers call. Arghhh. Somehow I contact the Meso Foundation, Mary calls. I know I am connected with others with meso. I […]