mesothelioma treatment

Decision to go the Alternative Route

I am not permitted to discuss individual patients for ethical reasons but I can certainly comment about how one should make a medical decison..  We have discussed informed consent at every medical meeting and patient based meeting.  The spirit of informed consent is that the patient is given full disclosure regarding the risks and benefits […]


Chemoembolization in Mesothelioma

Lately we have had lots of questions regarding the use of chemoembolization in mesothelioma based on a case that has been making the rounds on the various websites.  In Germany a Dr Vogl is currently studying the application of this technique in mesothelioma and other cancers.  It is not a standard treatment in Germany and the number […]


What works, and what doesn’t?

I’ve had a chance to gain some distance and perspective over my latest CAT scan results. While they are not horrible, they are certainly not what I had been hoping for, and I find myself right smack back at Square One, wondering what on earth it takes to vanquish this enemy, mesothelioma.
Since my recurrence in […]


Should a Patient Pay Cash for an Unapproved Treatment

These are desperate times and I often get asked the question “should I pay for a treatment that my insurance company is denying”?  This often becomes an option after a patient has received standard therapy and possibly one or more clinical trials.  Often a physician has a hunch that a particular drug might have activity in mesothelioma, […]


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 […]