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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tamron Little
Survivor
Before I was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma, I didn’t even know what asbestos was. Let me remind you, I was a 21-year-old new mom and college student. I hadn’t even heard o[…]
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Tamron Little
Survivor
To be told that you have cancer is such a nightmare and creates a tremendous sense of fear. But what’s even scarier is being told that your cancer has returned. After all the treat[…]
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