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Our blog is a timely voice for cancer patients, caregivers, and those seeking information about mesothelioma and asbestos-related topics. By providing relevant news, personal stories, and practical insights, we will further spread awareness and nurture hope with the goal of one day eliminating mesothelioma.

Treatment September 24, 2020 MAAC Staff
A dry cough can be an early sign of pleural mesothelioma.

Dry Cough and Mesothelioma

A dry cough is a common symptom of pleural mesothelioma. Patients may notice the non-productive cough as an early warning sign of the asbestos-related…

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Awareness September 17, 2020 MAAC Staff
Mesothelioma in Young Adults

Is Mesothelioma in Young Adults Becoming More Common?

The average age for a pleural mesothelioma diagnosis is 72. Older men are often more likely to develop mesothelioma. Researchers predict this is from…

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Community September 10, 2020 MAAC Staff
What to say when someone dies of cancer

Offering Condolences After A Cancer Death: What to Say and Not to Say

It is often difficult to find the right words to say when someone passes away due to cancer. There is nothing to say that…

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Awareness September 3, 2020 MAAC Staff
Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2020

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2020

Mesothelioma Awareness Day (MAD) is September 26, 2020. This year is the 17th anniversary of the event. During MAD, supporters come together to spread…

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Asbestos August 27, 2020 MAAC Staff
Brazil Transports and Exports Asbestos After Ban

Brazil Transports and Exports Asbestos, Even After 2017 Asbestos Ban

In the past decade, Brazil has been one of the top five producers of asbestos. The Brazilian Supreme Court instituted a formal ban on…

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Asbestos August 20, 2020 MAAC Staff
'Danger: Asbestos' sign against stack of asbestos sheets

How Much Exposure to Asbestos Is Dangerous?

Exposure to asbestos can cause serious health issues, such as mesothelioma. Many people are exposed to the mineral in the course of their daily…

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Treatment August 13, 2020 MAAC Staff
According to a new study, a drug may improve the efficacy of chemotherapy treatment.

Drug Improves Efficacy of Chemotherapy Treatment

Treatment efficacy is incredibly important for improving patient survival. Mesothelioma researchers are searching for ways to increase treatment efficacy and safety. In a study…

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Community August 6, 2020 MAAC Staff

Four Ways COVID-19 Has Impacted Lung Cancer Patients

Because COVID-19 is a lung illness, patients with existing lung conditions are more susceptible to coronavirus complications. This includes lung cancer patients and pleural…

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