Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by inhalation of asbestos. It forms in the lining of the lungs, heart or abdomen.

A Hidden Burden

Mesothelioma lawyer Nicholas Vogelzang explores the ramifications the disease can have on unsuspecting populations around the globe.

The Wilderness Between Love and Loss

Poet and author Victoria Bennett has experienced countless loss from mesothelioma in her family. With her new poetry collection, she hopes to share her message of hope and healing with others.

Buying Better Time

Dr. Jessica Donington, the chief of thoracic surgery at the University of Chicago, wants to keep mesothelioma patients living not just longer, but better, too.

Keeping the Legacy Alive

Seventeen years after Grammy Award-winning musician Warren Zevon’s death from pleural mesothelioma, his legacy lives on through the advocacy work of his son, Jordan.

Breathing Uneasy

Cancer warriors and thrivers may be more susceptible to contracting the novel coronavirus and developing severe complications, especially if there is a history of lung-specific illnesses like mesothelioma.

#FighterFriday: Embracing the Battle

When Army Col. Doug Thomas was diagnosed with epithelioid mesothelioma in May, at the age of just 45, he chose to return to the basic principles of service that guided him over the years

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Angels in Disguise

Through the help of Imerman Angels, Jennifer Morrice learned the power of friendship from an unlikely source—her cancer journey.

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The Future of Mesothelioma is Optune Lua

Optune Lua may be an effective treatment option for patients with inoperable malignant pleural mesothelioma combined with dual-drug chemotherapy.

Rare Cancers, Rarer Discoveries

Research in two small villages in the Cappadocia region of Turkey led to one of the most important discoveries in the fight against the rare cancer mesothelioma. Now, one of the lead researchers shares his story.

An Unhealthy Predisposition

Research and advancements in treatment for rare cancers like mesothelioma is slow-going, but Loyola Medicine’s Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh is doing the work few else will.