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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.

Legal November 22, 2017 MAAC Staff

Talcum Powder Lawsuit: Asbestos in Talc Linked to Mesothelioma

For many years, people have relied on talc for varied uses, whether in baby powder to help prevent diaper rash, in makeup or even…

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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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Asbestos October 25, 2017 MAAC Staff

The Chlorine Industry Still Relies on Asbestos Despite Safer Alternatives

Whether for insulation, tiles or fireproof clothing, asbestos was the top choice across many industries for decades. The natural mineral was inexpensive, durable and…

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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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Community October 12, 2017 MAAC Staff

How New Technology Can Detect Cancer in Just Seconds

Diagnosing cancer or identifying all the cancerous tissue during surgery can be a lengthy process. In general, a biopsy is the only clear way…

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Community October 5, 2017 MAAC Staff

Dr. Mansfield Explains the Importance of Clinical Trials for Mesothelioma Research

Dr. Aaron Mansfield, a translational scientist at the Mayo Clinic and Associate Professor of Medical Oncology, first became interested in studying immunology before he…

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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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Survivors September 13, 2017 MAAC Staff

Long-Term Mesothelioma Survivor Stephen Henley Shares His Journey

The United Kingdom implemented a full ban on asbestos in 1999, but the toxin is still causing trouble for residents today. Despite a ban,…

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