Jack’s Cancer Journey

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Jack, a 63-year-old, has been living with mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer affecting the membrane lining of the lungs and abdomen, since 2008. After being treated with chemotherapy and radiation for a year, Jack came to Sarah Cannon Research Institute in Nashville, Tenn., to find a more effective treatment for his cancer. An active golfer and … Continued

Mesothelioma Diagnosis and Common Treatments

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Mesothelioma (also known as malignant mesothelioma) is a rare cancer that affects the thin layer of tissue (mesothelium) lining the chest, abdominal cavities and most of the organs within them. Mesothelioma tumors are typically associated with asbestos and erionite exposure, although only a small fraction of individuals exposed to erionite or asbestos actually develop mesothelioma. … Continued