mesothelioma resources

Meet the Mesothelioma Experts: Drs. Alley and Simone of Penn Medicine

On Thursday, May 14 at 8PM ET, the Meso Foundation will interview Drs. Evan Alley and Charles Simone of Penn Medicine during a new installment of the Meet the Mesothelioma Experts live teleconference series. The interview will be led by the Meso Foundation’s executive director and expert mesothelioma nurse practitioner Mary Hesdorffer.
This session, titled Focus […]


GUEST BLOG: Post-Treatment Stretching Techniques

by Carol Michaels
Stretching is one of the basic components of fitness. Stretching improves your range of motion, which is the degree of movement that can be achieved without pain. Elongating the muscle and fascia by stretching improves circulation, increases elasticity of the muscle, increases oxygen to the muscles, and helps the body to repair. It […]


The Importance of Self-Care for Caregivers

by Mary Hesdorffer, NP, Executive Director of the Meso Foundation
Mesothelioma caregivers are the unsung heroes in the war against meso. Those of us intimately involved in healthcare know that exam time with doctors is limited. Billing is based upon a construct of ideas and the caregiver does not fit into this for- profit medical system. […]


The Power of Community

Reading the recent postings, I was struck anew by the sheer power of a force that has never stopped astonishing me since the day of my diagnosis, over 6 years ago. I’m referring to the power of community, and nowhere is everything that term implies more amply demonstrated than here.
I’ve frequently mentioned how, as a nurse, […]


Peer to Peer Support

Peer to Peer Support is a way for mesothelioma patients and care givers to provide mutual support to each other in a mutually beneficial relationship.
Introduce yourself and let them know that you are calling as a volunteer of the Foundation.  You are representing the Foundation you have all the support of the Foundation.  The staff will be willing […]