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Diagnosed with mesothelioma or another type of cancer? Treat your mental health, too.

Cancer is a devastating diagnosis. We regularly work with unbelievably brave clients who have developed mesothelioma, lung cancer and other serious medical conditions after being exposed to asbestos. We have witnessed firsthand the grief, anxiety and depression that can occur to patients and family members after a diagnosis. While their determination and resiliency are inspiring, everyone has setbacks and must find ways to cope with a new normal.

Sep. 26th is Mesothelioma Awareness Day -- so start wearing blue

Started in 2004, Mesothelioma Awareness Day lands on September 26 this year. Not only does this very important day bring more awareness to mesothelioma -- a cancer typically linked to asbestos exposure -- but it also helps generate funding to fight this deadly disease.

Did the Clemens Mansion fire expose the public to asbestos?

A recent four-alarm fire at the Clemens Mansion in north St. Louis now has those living near the historic building worried about possible asbestos exposure -- particularly since preliminary testing of debris near the site has indicated the presence of this dangerous, and often deadly, material.

Are certain vets more at risk of developing mesothelioma?

It is no secret that, in decades past, countless service members were exposed to dangerous amounts of asbestos while serving their country. In fact, asbestos — a toxic material linked to various cancers such as mesothelioma and lung cancer — could once be found throughout the military, including in barracks and offices, as well as in tanks, planes or even ships.

Could FitBits help monitor the surgical recovery of meso victims?

While most people simply use their FitBits to track their steps and daily activity, one student intern at the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) is hoping to use these common fitness trackers to monitor the surgical recovery of patients. The goal of this newest clinical research project is to use data collected both before and after surgery -- including walking data, heart rates and sleeping patterns -- to determine how quickly surgical patients get back to their normal routines following surgery. Ultimately, the researcher hopes to demonstrate that the use of an activity monitor can help patients return to their daily lives faster.

Are genetic biomarkers the key to treating mesothelioma?

Victims of malignant mesothelioma -- an aggressive form of cancer typically linked to asbestos exposure -- have few effective treatment options available today. In fact, while overall survival periods have increased in recent years due to the introduction of chemotherapy treatments, some estimates still put the average survival at only 14.5 months. Even worse, the response rate to chemotherapy when it comes to malignant mesothelioma is only roughly 40 percent. However, researchers in Slovenia have developed a model that will hopefully improve these numbers. Specifically, they recently studied whether genetic biomarkers can be used to create individualized treatment options for mesothelioma victims, which they hope will improve the response rate to chemotherapy.

Will drug trial help in the fight against mesothelioma?

For years, researchers have known of the link between asbestos exposure and the development of mesothelioma — a deadly form of cancer that affects the membrane protecting the body’s major internal organs. In fact, virtually every new case mesothelioma can be tied to asbestos exposure in one way or another.

Will proposed bill keep asbestos legal?

Despite some estimates that asbestos continues to claim as many as 15,000 lives every year, it still hasn’t been completely banned in the United States. In addition, the Senate is now considering new legislation that many believe will, if passed, make it much more difficult for federal agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban this dangerous material in the future.

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