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Mesothelioma Survivors Story In her Own words

Far too often, we read about the devastating reality of mesothelioma cancer. While it is rare, there is no cure, and the majority of patients will not survive longer than two years post-diagnosis. Debbie Brewer, however, is an exception. Mesothelioma sufferers deserve to have hope and their future returned to them. To read more about Debbie Brewer's Story in her own words visit :

 

http://www.mesothelioma-and-me.com/about.html

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"The Value of My Life in Dollars and Tears" - Heather's Story

"The Value of My Life in Dollars and Tears" - Heather's Story | Mesothelioma Surviviors | Scoop.it

Courageous story of Heather.

 

HEATHER’S STORY

Name: Heather

Age: 42

State: Minnesota

Date of 1st Symptoms: 30-SEP-2005

Date of Diagnosis: 21-NOV-2005

Diagnosis:Mesothelioma

 

Treatment: Extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) with intrathoracic/intraperitoneal heated chemotherapy; four sessions of chemotherapy, Alimta, and cisplatin; six weeks of radiation.

 

How has Asbestos changed your life? (unedited): I was diagnosed 3 1/2 months after the birth of my first and only child. Needless to say, what was supposed to be a joyous time in our lives was now overshadowed with a mesothelioma diagnosis. I was exposed to asbestos as a child through my father’s work clothes; little did we know that 30 years later I would be in the fight for my life because of this dust. My life was changed forever that day and now, almost five years later, I’m very thankful for all the research done to help save lives and find a cure. I am currently cancer free, and will remain so.

 

Read more about Heather here:- http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Departments_and_Services/surgery/services/thoracicsurgery/services/mesothelioma/Heather_Von_St_James.aspx

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