Featured Mesothelioma Survivors

These strong men and women pushed the limits of their endurance and lived years beyond their life expectancies. Enjoy their stories and let them inspire hope.
Tamron Little, mesothelioma survivor and an Asbestos.com expert contributor
Tamron Little
Survivor
Can you picture something for a second? Dive into your imagination and pretend you’re a medical student. You’ve been studying different types of rare cancers the entire term, inclu[…]
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Tamron Little
Survivor
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people around the world do things. With social distancing, cities on lockdown and not being able to be with loved ones, it’s been hard on[…]
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Michael Bederman
Michael Bederman
Survivor
Two weeks before undergoing aggressive, life-changing surgery for mesothelioma, Michael Bederman was driving a rented motor home more than 1,000 miles through Alaska, a trip he ins[…]
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Danger Asbestos Warning Sign
Tamron Little
Survivor
Let’s think hypothetically here. You’re at the doctor’s office having a conversation with your physician about preventative health measures. He or she is explaining that if you do[…]
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Reasons to Join the Mesothelioma Center's Support Group

Watch: Learn from mesothelioma survivor Tamron Little how The Mesothelioma Center's support group helps patients and families.

Mesothelioma Support Group

Licensed mental health counselor Dana Nolan discusses topics crucial to mesothelioma survivors, their loved ones and caregivers in a monthly online support group.

  • Educate yourself with valuable information
  • Share your story with others
  • Listen to trustworthy advice

More Stories of Hope

Discover the stories of mesothelioma survivors across the nation who defied the odds by trying new cancer treatments, keeping their faith alive, traveling and spending quality time with family and other loved ones.

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Emily Ward
Emily Ward
Survivor
Not too long ago, I started a new regimen of immunotherapy for mesothelioma. Juggling cancer treatment in the middle of a pandemic is no easy feat. The most importan[…]
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Survivor Jim Dykstra
Jim Dykstra
Survivor
Jim Dykstra has good reason – a lot of good reasons – to fall into the woe-is-me, gloom-and-doom trap that often engulfs those diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, a rare ca[…]
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Immunotherapy IV
Emily Ward
Survivor
When I decided to stop mesothelioma treatment in July 2020, my focus was on preserving my quality of life. Last year, my chemotherapy drug gemcitabine wasn’t ma[…]
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Planner with colored post-its and 2021 goals
Tamron Little
Survivor
I know you have heard this phrase a thousand times: “New year, new me.” It’s turning into such a cliche, in my opinion. I’m a peritoneal mesothelioma survivor. When my doctor told[…]
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Montage of diverse faces
Tamron Little
Survivor
If there was anything I would do differently following my peritoneal mesothelioma diagnosis 13 years ago, it would be to connect with other mesothelioma survivors sooner.
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medical mask with snowflakes, pine cones and fir branches
Tamron Little
Survivor
Let’s just say the holidays won’t be the same this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus has had an effect on everyone, and it will make celebrations difficult this seas[…]
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