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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.

Awareness November 15, 2017 MAAC Staff

Mesothelioma vs. Lung Cancer: What to Know

Often times, people confuse mesothelioma for a form of lung cancer because the most common type, pleural mesothelioma, affects the lungs. Though at a…

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Awareness November 1, 2017 MAAC Staff

Changing the Stigma Around Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma has often been met by a great deal of confusion and skepticism, and has even become the unfortunate subject of running jokes on…

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Awareness September 25, 2017 MAAC Staff

Get Involved on Mesothelioma Awareness Day

This September 26th marks the 13th annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day! It’s a day for patients and their loved ones, survivors, advocates, doctors, and organizations…

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Awareness September 20, 2017 MAAC Staff

How the World Trade Center Health Program Can Help Mesothelioma Patients

Last week, the nation honored the anniversary of the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001. In the aftermath, countless first responders, police,…

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Asbestos May 8, 2017 MAAC Staff

National Occupational Health and Safety Week: Preventing Asbestos Exposure

When considering a job offer, many of us will contemplate the benefits like the health insurance, maternity leave policy, and the vacation time allotted.…

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Asbestos April 19, 2017 MAAC Staff

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

It’s easy to think that we’re safe from pollution indoors. After all, we don’t see smoke stacks releasing dark plumes of smoke indoors, so…

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Asbestos April 3, 2017 MAAC Staff

Global Asbestos Awareness Week: Education is the Key to Prevention

Years ago, asbestos was praised as a miracle mineral. It appeared to solve a construction need for fire and heat-resistant materials. The mineral’s durability…

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Awareness February 28, 2017 MAAC Staff

Rare Disease Day Showcases Uncommon Cancers, Autoimmune Conditions and More

February 28 is Rare Disease Day – a day on which patients, advocates, and organizations across the world band together to share awareness about lesser…

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