Mesothelioma Archive

Mesothelioma … 4% of lung cancer


Lung cancer affects more people than all the other prominent cancers combined. Mesothelioma is one form…4% of all lung cancer.

Riding the Horse called Hope… a conversation with bill penzer

You would think that a person who had been a practicing psychologist for more than four decades would know how to cope with the diagnosis of cancer in one of his grown children. Psychologists are a source of refuge, help, and direction for many of us who suffer with all kinds of maladies and are […]

H.B. 609 – The Cancer Treatment Fairness Act of NC

From Mike Lawing: Dear Fellow Travelers: I’m attaching some information about a bill that is working its way through the North Carolina state legislature. This bill entitled “H.B. 609 – The Cancer Treatment Fairness Act of NC” would update antiquated insurance laws to ensure that all chemotherapy, regardless of form, will be accessible and affordable […]

Lessons from Mark and Forrest

Mike Lawing shares his thoughts about life, risk factors, and our different vulnerabilities to cancers and other diseases such as mesothelioma.

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.