Lung conditions Archive

Causes and Care for Mesothelioma


Mesothelioma is a particularly virulent form of cancer of the lungs or abdomen, usually caused by exposure to asbestos. Mary Hesdorffer, a Nurse Practitioner, is the executive director of The Mesothelioma Foundation. She is a tireless advocate for mesothelioma patients and their families, who are irreversibly impacted by the diagnosis.

It Runs in the Family: Birt-Hogg-Dubé


Cathy Sherman, Founder of the Birt-Hogg-Dubé Syndrome (BHD) Family Alliance, spoke with Joyce in 2009 about how her family learned why so many members were getting kidney cancer, and how they formed a group to support one another and find answers. Cathy passed away in 2012, but her work continues in the BHD Foundation.