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Madeline May

Madeline May is studying Business Administration Marketing at the Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville. 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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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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5 New Lung Cancer Clinical Trials for 2022

By Madeline May |

Clinical trials provide options for those diagnosed with serious conditions such as mesothelioma and lung cancer. We gathered 5 new lung cancer and mesothelioma clinical trials accepting patients in 2022.

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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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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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Patient and doctor reviewing xray of small cell carcinoma due to a recent diagnosis.

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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