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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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Col. Doug Thomas
Survivor
Colonel Doug Thomas believes that his 21-year career in the U.S. Army has prepared him well for the fight of his life. Malignant pleural mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer with no[…]
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Tamron Little
Survivor
When I was told I had COVID-19, I was in fear and shock. As a mesothelioma survivor, I really did think I was going to be admitted to the hospital. I was especially conce[…]
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Tamron Little
Survivor
If you’ve been listening to the news, you may be familiar with the symptoms of COVID-19 and how experts say they can linger. But what’s not talked about a lot are the symptoms peop[…]
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Emily Ward
Survivor
Back in January, I wrote that my long-term goal in my eighth year as a mesothelioma survivor was to make it to my nephew Tyler’s wedding in October. Of course, this was b[…]
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Terry Latham
Survivor
Maryla Latham remembers vividly the day her husband was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, and driving home together in a numb silence after hearing he had six to 12 months to li[…]
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Tamron Little
Survivor
About 99% of the time when I tell people the type of cancer I had, I’m met with blank stares. My favorite comeback line now is, “Have you seen the asbestos exposure commercials? We[…]
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Emily Ward
Survivor
My thoughts on awareness of mesothelioma — a cancer I’ve lived with since 2012 — can be summed up in one word: Advocacy. But being an advocate can mean many different things. As[…]
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Tamron Little
Survivor
I never thought I would be saying this, but I tested positive for COVID-19. The virus came to my dwelling place and touched me. Being a mesothelioma cancer survivor, I knew I was[…]
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Tamron Little
Survivor
Just by looking at me you would never know that I am a 13-year-and-counting peritoneal mesothelioma survivor. In fact, I have been told that I hide my pain and worries well. At fi[…]
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Emily Ward
Survivor
One notion has remained true throughout my battle with mesothelioma: I will try just about any treatment as long as it doesn’t have a lasting, negative impact on my quality of life[…]
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