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Palliative Care – So what is it anyway?

8 Aug 2017, 2:21 p.m.

This was the theme of the Manchester “Living Well With Mesothelioma” Support Group July Meeting.

The talk was presented by Dr Samantha Kay, a consultant in palliative care based at Wythenshawe Hospital and St Anne’s Hospice and also Lorraine Creech, a Mesothelioma UK Nurse and despite the technical difficulties with ...

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Mesothelioma Mars 2 Patient Experience Report

20 Jul 2017, 5:52 p.m.

The John Pickering and Partners Charitable Trust has been funding the Mars 2 Patient Experience Study. The interim report has now been released and makes interesting reading for those involved with mesothelioma randomised trials.  The findings with regard to the understanding of the randomised trial process by mesothelioma patients merits ...

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35 Years Since Alice A Fight For Life Documentary

20 Jul 2017, 11:19 a.m.


35 years ago, Alice Jefferson (pictured above), made a claim against Cape Asbestos. She was diagnosed with mesothelioma from working in their Acre Mill factory (pictured above) in Hebden Bridge.

She only worked there for a few months when she was 17. Her story became the focus of the ...

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Action Mesothelioma Day - Friday 7th July 2017

30 Jun 2017, 12:14 p.m.

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Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by breathing in asbestos dust. It does not develop straight after the harmful exposure. Mesothelioma is often diagnosed 10 to 50 years after the initial exposure. In some cases, it can even take longer than that. There is no cure for this asbestos cancer and ...

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Manchester Mesothelioma Support Group Meeting June 2017

6 Jun 2017, 12:56 p.m.

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I attended the Mesothelioma Support Group Meeting on 6th June, which was held by Mesothelioma UK and Greater Manchester Asbestos Victim Support Group and was able to speak to people at the group who had either been diagnosed with mesothelioma or were caring for somebody who had been diagnosed with ...
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Muffins For Meosthelioma UK Event

17 May 2017, 2 p.m.

Alessandro Pugno and the Eternit Trial - Manchester Mesothelioma Support Group

10 May 2017, 12:35 p.m.

On Monday 8th May, I was lucky enough to be able to attend a talk by Alessandro Pugno at the Patient and Carers meeting held by the Greater Manchester Asbestos Victim Support Group and Mesothelioma UK.

It was both interesting and saddening to hear Alessandro’s story.  He comes from ...
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Mesothelioma - Complimentary therapies

28 Apr 2017, 3:28 p.m.

Coping with a mesothelioma diagnosis, whether you are the sufferer or the carer or family member of one, can be an overpowering life event.

Being told that you have mesothelioma is devastating enough and then having to understand and deal with treatments or lack of treatments, side effects of treatments ...

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Improving the Outlook for Peritoneal Mesothelioma?

25 Apr 2017, 4:13 p.m.

It is estimated that up to 500 of the 2500 mesotheliomas that occur in the UK are peritoneal mesotheliomas.

Sadly this cancer has lagged behind most other cancers in terms of diagnosis, treatment and research.

What are some of  the steps that need to be taken to help improve the ...

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HSE Prosecutes Oldest Cinema in Wales for Exposing Public to Asbestos

11 Apr 2017, 12:07 p.m.

Asbestos in Market Hall Cinema

The Trust that runs a 123 year old South Wales cinema has been told by the Health and Safety Executive that it “potentially exposed volunteers, employees and members of the public to asbestos”.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) was critical of how The Market Hall Cinema and Arts Trust ...

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