peritoneal mesothelioma

Chapter 4 | Part 1: The White Coats

Getting stepped down to the floor was a very nice change from the ICU. For one thing, I was feeling better. That was the whole reason I was able to be stepped down in the first place. So, at least some things were headed in the right direction. My kidneys had still taken the beating […]



Chapter 4 | Part 3: The Unexpected Visitor

A few days passed in the hospital. Some of my friends came to visit. The mix of people who came to visit was interesting, too. I was surprised at some of the people I saw, and some of the people I didn’t see. But more than anything, I was just grateful to have visitors. It […]


Facing Mesothelioma One Journal Entry at a Time: Part Four

Tara DeAugustinis has been battling pleural mesothelioma since diagnosed in early 2016 at the age of 45. She and her husband, Rich, have maintained a personal website documenting her journey with the disease via journal entries, and they have decided to share their story with the mesothelioma community. To read part three of this story, […]


“There’s no question that research cures cancer”

“There’s no question that research cures cancer,” began Dr. Rich Alexander of the University of Maryland and chair of the Meso Foundation’s Board of Directors. “If you look at the most effective therapies that we have now for many cancers across the country, those treatments were defined through the clinical trials process.”
At the 2017 International […]