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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.

Asbestos August 20, 2020 MAAC Staff
Asbestos sign against backdrop 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 5, 2020 MAAC Staff
COVID-19 Impact on Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Patients

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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Community July 30, 2020 MAAC Staff
Photo showing several precaution measure: face mask and hand sanitzer

6 Things Mesothelioma Patients Should Know About COVID-19

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe symptoms. People with compromised immune or respiratory systems are among the most at…

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Awareness July 20, 2020 MAAC Staff
2020 Mesothelioma News Updates

What We’ve Missed: 2020 Mesothelioma-Related News

Many events have affected the mesothelioma community since the last post shared on our blog. Following our brief hiatus, we compiled a list of…

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Awareness September 25, 2019 MAAC Staff
Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2019

Celebrating the 16th Annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Each year, September 26 is recognized as Mesothelioma Awareness Day. It was first established in 2004 by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, with the…

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Treatment June 24, 2019 MAAC Staff
FDA-approved mesothelioma treatment

FDA Approves Mesothelioma Treatment After Groundbreaking Study Results

Mesothelioma research focuses on developing new diagnostic tools that will help accurately diagnose mesothelioma cancer sooner, while also searching for a cure. There is…

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Asbestos May 3, 2019 MAAC Staff
New EPA Rule Limits Asbestos Use

New EPA Rule Further Limits Asbestos, Falls Short of a Ban

A total of 66 nations around the world have banned asbestos so far. The toxin is known to cause aggressive cancers like malignant mesothelioma,…

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