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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 ...read more
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 ...read more
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 ...read more
Action Mesothelioma Day - Friday 7th July 2017
30 Jun 2017, 12:14 p.m.
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 ...read more
Manchester Mesothelioma Support Group Meeting June 2017
6 Jun 2017, 12:56 p.m.
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.
It was both interesting and saddening to hear Alessandro’s story. He comes from ...
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 ...read more
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 ...read more
HSE Prosecutes Oldest Cinema in Wales for Exposing Public to Asbestos
11 Apr 2017, 12:07 p.m.
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 ...read more