mesothelioma patient

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 […]


Battling the Financial Burden: Tips for Caregivers and Patients

Although we know that a cancer diagnosis brings with it a financial burden, we do not often speak about money when discussing the experiences of patients and caregivers. In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, Janet G., the mother of a mesothelioma survivor, has provided us with some tips for patients and families facing financial […]


ACTION ALERT: Mesothelioma Bill in Congress for Patient Registry

We have big news and need your help! Today, the ‘Mary Jo Lawyer-Spano Mesothelioma Patient Registry Act of 2015’ was introduced in Congress by Congressional Representatives John Katko (R-NY), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Chris Collins (R-NY), Peter King (R-NY), Betty McCollum (D-MN), Joe Kennedy (D-MA), and Leonard Lance (R-NJ). This bipartisan bill would establish the nation’s […]


Meso Warrior Heather Nash Makes Video to Raise Awareness

The Meso Foundation was recently featured in a video released by a mesothelioma warrior, Heather Nash, whose goal was to correct misconception about this deadly cancer and to request that viewers support the Meso Foundation.
In the video, Heather leafs through written cardboard sheets from which the viewer learns about her story. On them, she says, […]


Bill Ziegler on his Experience as a Survivor Advocate

In June, mesothelioma warrior Bill Ziegler represented the mesothelioma community as a Survivor Advocate at the 7th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference: Advancing Survivorship Care through Multilevel Collaboration after being nominated by the Meso Foundation.  He was one of twenty survivors accepted out of 100 applications. Survivor Advocates attended the conference to participate in the […]