Madeline May

Madeline May has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Madeline has dedicated her career to assisting others and providing relevant and helpful information to those battling cancers such as mesothelioma.
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5 Emotional Stages of a Cancer Diagnosis

By Madeline May |

Learn about the emotional stages that come with a cancer diagnosis and how to effectively cope with grief and anger.

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9/11 Illnesses and Their Enduring Impact

By Madeline May |

Learn more about the World Trade Center Health Program coverage and find ways to support and honor those affected by 9/11 illnesses.

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9/11 Asbestos Exposure in the Wake of the Attacks

By Madeline May |

In Part 2 of our 2023 September 11th Blog series, we examine the devastating events of 9/11 that had long-lasting effects on those who were present during the attacks and the aftermath. One of the most significant consequences is the exposure to asbestos, which has led to the development of life-threatening diseases such as mesothelioma and lung cancer among first responders and nearby citizens.

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World Trade Center Asbestos Use

By Madeline May |

In Part 1 of our 2023 September 11th Blog series, we examine how the World Trade Center affected New York residents even before the September 11 attacks.

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Turkey Tail Mushrooms

By Madeline May |

Turkey tail mushrooms are a type of wild mushroom that has gained popularity in the medical world due to its numerous benefits for cancer patients and the general population.

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Top 6 Signs of Mesothelioma

By Madeline May |

It's important to be proactive when it comes to your health. Understanding the top 5 signs of mesothelioma could help you get an early diagnosis and increase your chances of recovery. Take control of your well-being and learn more about this condition today.

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Asbestos Filter Cigarettes

By Madeline May |

Exposure to asbestos filter cigarettes can cause lung cancer and many other health conditions. Learn more about Kent Micronite crocidolite asbestos filters and the other brands of asbestos cigarettes, the associated risk factors, and the legal options you have.

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5 New Lung Cancer Clinical Trials for 2023

By Madeline May |

Clinical trials provide options for those diagnosed with severe conditions such as mesothelioma and lung cancer. We gathered five new lung cancer and mesothelioma clinical trials accepting patients in 2023.

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AstraZeneca Phase III Trial Earns Success Against Lung Cancer

By Madeline May |

Two crucial oncology medications for AstraZeneca have returned with clinical trial wins in early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

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What are the 5 Most Deadly Cancers?

By Madeline May |

The top 5 most deadly cancers among men and women include lung cancer, mesothelioma, colon cancer, breast cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Learn more about the deadliest cancers, their treatment options, and their causes.

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A JUUL vape settlement is on going as the e-cigarette nicotine vapor stick and pods may cause cancer.

Does JUUL Cause Lung Cancer? 

By Madeline May |

A Juul vape settlement with over 10,000 plaintiffs is said to total $1.7 billion. Discover if Juuls can cause lung cancer and what treatment options are available.

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Lung Cancer and Coughing Up Blood – Hemoptysis

By Madeline May |

The act of coughing up blood, also known as hemoptysis, is a common side effect of lung cancer and other respiratory illnesses. The sight of blood can be alarming, but luckily there are resources and treatments available to those with symptoms.

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6 Facts to Know About Pulmonary Fibrosis

By Madeline May |

Pulmonary fibrosis affects those who work in asbestos-related industries as well as their loved ones. Discover six things you should know about pulmonary fibrosis.

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Camp Lejeune Lung Cancer Lawsuits

By Madeline May |

Toxic chemicals contaminated Camp Lejeune's primary water source until 1988, exposing thousands of Camp Lejeune citizens. Throughout the years, many Camp Lejeune residents developed serious conditions due to the contaminated water. Toxic water victims may be eligible to file a Camp Lejeune disease suit.

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Stage 3 Lung Cancer Life Expectancy

By Madeline May |

The life expectancy of lung cancer is influenced by variables such as cancer type, age, and stage. Stage 3 is considered an advanced stage of lung cancer, but can still be treated and survived.

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The Rubber Capital of the World

By Madeline May |

Akron, Ohio served as the nation's "Rubber Capital of the World" for decades, producing more than one-third of America's rubber products. However, the rubber industry's legacy extended beyond its products. Many workers and patrons were negligently exposed to harmful chemicals the rubber industry used.

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10 Tips for Lung Cancer Caregivers

By Madeline May |

Cancer caregiver support is vital as the role can be physically and mentally tolling. We provide tips on caring for your loved ones and yourself that you can apply through the ups and downs of caregiving.

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Is Stage 3 Lung Cancer Curable?

By Madeline May |

When lung cancer develops into stage 3, it has begun to spread beyond the original site. Medical professionals refer to this period as an advanced stage of lung cancer. Many people wonder though - is stage 3 lung cancer curable?

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5 Tips to Navigate Secondhand Smoke Living with a Smoker 

By Madeline May |

It is known that secondhand smoke harms those around a smoker. However, many people are still affected by secondhand smoke. How should someone navigate the trickiness associated with living with a smoker?

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What Causes Smoker’s Lung? 

By Madeline May |

Smoking can pose a severe threat to a person's lungs, making it difficult to breathe and function. Smoking can increase the risk of numerous conditions like smoker lung. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for smokers' lungs.

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How is Small Cell Carcinoma Diagnosed?

By Madeline May |

Small cell lung cancer is a specific type of lung cancer that forms within a patient's lungs. Medical professionals utilize several tests and procedures to properly diagnose SCLC. After diagnosing cancer, patients will work with their doctors to determine treatment options and their prognosis.

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Stage 4 Lung Cancer Life Expectancy

By Madeline May |

Life expectancy and survival rates provide lung cancer patients with valuable information about their future. The life expectancy for those with stage 4 lung cancer varies depending on factors such as type and treatment.

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Does Vaping Cause Lung Cancer?

By Madeline May |

It has been proven that there are associations between smoking and lung cancer - but does that apply to vaping e-cigarettes, too? Learn more about what you are inhaling and the side effects of vaping e-cigarettes.

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X-ray showing if a patient's stage 4 lung cancer is curable

Is Stage 4 Lung Cancer Curable?

By Madeline May |

Lung cancer patients are often diagnosed during the advanced stages, such as stage 4. This late diagnosis often impacts a patient's treatment options and survival rate.

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