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Upcoming Treatment
Today is May 3, 2006. It has been exactly 3 1/2 weeks since we received my dad's diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma. In my last entry, dated April 20, 2006, we did not yet know the results of the PET...

Mesothelioma Roller Coaster
"On Tuesday, April 18, 2006 my parents and my brother arrived at Brigham and Women's Hospital to meet Dr. Sugarbaker, as well as three other mesothelioma patients scheduled there that day. They said immediately they knew this was an environment of hope. Where before there was nothing but doom and gloom, here there was help and hope for this rare form of cancer."

Mesothelioma Diagnosis
After her father is diagnosed with mesothelioma, a daughter talks about his previous exposure to asbestos, describes his first symptoms, and discusses the tests he had that resulted in the mesothelioma diagnosis.


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