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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 18, 2017 MAAC Staff

The Potential of Immunotherapy with Chemotherapy or Radiation for Mesothelioma

Chemotherapy, surgery and radiation have been the standard tools for treating all kinds of cancer for many years. In the recent past, however, immunotherapy…

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Treatment August 31, 2017 MAAC Staff

Multidisciplinary Cancer Care: The Benefits of a Tumor Board

In the face of any challenge needing problem-solving, more often than not we realize two (or more) heads are better than one. Having another…

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Treatment August 11, 2017 MAAC Staff

Travel and Long-Term Lodging Guide for Cancer Patients

We all know cancer is expensive. Considering the typical cancer drug costs more than double an average person’s annual income for just one year…

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Treatment July 24, 2017 MAAC Staff

How to Choose a Doctor for Your Cancer Care

Finding a doctor is a huge decision, even when you are relatively healthy. Everyone has a fairly long list of traits they want to…

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Treatment July 12, 2017 MAAC Staff

New Treatment Combination Gives Hope to Late-Stage Mesothelioma Patients

Patients facing late-stage mesothelioma often only have the option of palliative treatment. The aggressive disease has progressed too much for surgery or other curative…

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Treatment June 28, 2017 MAAC Staff

The Importance of Respiratory Therapy

Breathing is a necessity of life. While we can survive for a time without food or water, we can’t survive long without breathing. But…

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Treatment June 21, 2017 MAAC Staff

Peritoneal Cancer Index: What it Means for Mesothelioma Patients

Cancer in the abdomen, or peritoneal cancer, is very rare. It occurs when cancer cells develop on the peritoneum, the thin cell lining of…

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Treatment June 14, 2017 MAAC Staff

Things to Keep in Mind Before Joining a Clinical Trial

Every new cancer treatment and diagnostic method comes from years of research and testing. Through the different phases of clinical trials, researchers learn what…

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