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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 October 15, 2020 MAAC Staff
Immunotherapy Pretreatment for Pleural Mesothelioma

New Study Looks at Immunotherapy as a Pretreatment to Improve Mesothelioma Survival

Mesothelioma patients typically undergo a multimodal treatment plan. Multimodal therapy incorporates at least two different treatment options. Immunotherapy continues to show promise to improve…

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Asbestos October 8, 2020 MAAC Staff
EPA Draft Risk Evaluation for Asbestos

Concerns Arise About the EPA’s Draft Risk Evaluation for Asbestos

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Draft Risk Evaluation for Asbestos. As part of its preliminary evaluation, the EPA assessed the risks to…

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Asbestos October 1, 2020 MAAC Staff
Asbestos in Drinking Water

Asbestos Could Be in Drinking Water

Asbestos exposure can cause many illnesses, including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. Asbestos poses a risk when ingested or inhaled. Many products manufactured before…

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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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