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Date of initial review:

09 May 2014

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valid until Nov 2017

Date of last visit:

21 Mar 2019
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Editorial Staff
Joseph W. Belluck
Joseph W. Belluck is a founding partner of the law firm Belluck & Fox and has a long history of working with mesothelioma patients and other victims of asbestos exposure. Mr. Belluck oversees the selection and development of the content for this site. In addition, he approves the story topics that will be covered in the Mesothelioma Cancer Resources Blog.
Contributing Authors
Mike Dayton. Mike is a licensed attorney and the former editor of North Carolina Lawyers Weekly and South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. He has contributed numerous articles to the North Carolina State Bar Journal and is a co-author of Capital Lawyers, a history of the Wake County (NC) Bar.
Jennifer Gelsick. Jennifer, who lost her father to mesothelioma, shares the ups and downs her family has faced as her father battled the cancer, and about moving on.
Amanda writes about how her family manages their lives while her father battles mesothelioma.
Lisa Hyde-Barrett. Lisa is a thoracic surgery nurse with more than 25 years of experience in treating and caring for mesothelioma patients.
Nancy Meredith. Nancy is a blog and content writer with more than 20 years of professional experience in the Information Technology industry. Nancy has been writing about mesothelioma and cancer for close to five years.
Katie Johnson. Katie has a diverse background in PR, journalism and digital marketing. She is focused on creating a unique community for family, friends or those of whom are diagnosed with mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease.
Wade Rawlins. Wade is a long-time environmental journalist and has written a blog on topics related to mesothelioma since 2009.

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The information provided by Mesothelioma Help is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Our moderators check comments once a day and decide to approve or reject userís comments, to make sure that the comments on our blog are respectful and honest.

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American Cancer Society: Surgery for malignant mesothelioma
Cancer Research UK: Which surgery for mesothelioma
Johns Hopkins Medicine: Cytoreductive Surgery and Heated Chemotherapy for Gastrointestinal Cancers
Translational Gastrointestinal Cancer: Cytoreductive surgery using peritonectomy and visceral resections for peritoneal surface malignancy
Canadian Mesothelioma Foundation: Surgery
Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: Mesothelioma: Path to Multimodality Treatment
World Journal of Surgical Oncology: Malignant mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis testis: a malignancy associated with recurrent epididymitis?
Journal of Surgical Case Reports: Malignant mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis
Urology: Extensive palliative surgery for advanced mesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis
Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery: Primary Malignant Pericardial Mesothelioma Presenting as Pericardial Constriction
Cleveland Clinic: Pericardiectomy
Journal of Cardiology Cases: Surgical experience of pericardial mesothelioma presenting as constrictive pericarditis
Case Reports in Oncological Medicine: Primary Pericardial Mesothelioma: A Rare Entity
About the Author - Lisa Hyde-Barrett
Lisa Hyde-Barrett has helped ease the stress of patients and their families by offering a comforting hand. Lisa has 25 years of experience as a thoracic surgery nurse. She is passionate about helping the mesothelioma community.

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knowledge. Personal experience is any symptom, test, treatment etc. that the person or a close family member has undergone himself/herself. All statements about statistics, data, studies and new advancement in medicine should have trustworthy sources. Comments without sources will be rejected and deleted by moderators.

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Published: Jul 22, 2013 - Updated: Feb 25, 2016

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Users must only post information that is true and correct to their best knowledge. Users that leave comments using advertisement links, images, banners, content, etc.) are not permitted on the platform.

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Mesothelioma Help is sponsored by Belluck & Fox, LLP with offices at 546 Fifth Ave, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

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We do not accept third-party advertising on the site, so the content presented is done so without advertiser influence.

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