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Tamron was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma — a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure — in 2007, as a 21-year-old new mother. As a woman diagnosed at just 21 years of age, she was anything but the typical mesothelioma patient. After more than a decade of living with mesothelioma, she began to share her experiences with others by blogging on Asbestos.com.
May 20, 2023
After being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer — and seeing a clinician who did not know how to treat me — I learned the importance of asking questions to my providers and advocating for myself
May 04, 2023
Many thoughts went through my mind during cancer, and journaling allowed me to organize them and helped me to feel better.
April 13, 2023
After being diagnosed with mesothelioma and undergoing a long surgery, I wanted to do it all, but I just couldn’t. Family and friends stepped in to help.
December 07, 2022
Years after I went through mesothelioma, my husband was diagnosed with cancer, causing a reversal in the patient-caregiver roles.
November 03, 2022
After being diagnosed with mesothelioma, I learned to advocate for myself, and realized that it was an incredibly important life skill to have.
October 03, 2022
I grew up in a society where mental health was stigmatized, but cancer made me realize that it helps to speak up about these issues.
August 26, 2022
After being homebound for two years from the COVID-19 pandemic, I was eager to get out, though I did have many cancer/COVID-19 concerns.
July 29, 2022
I don’t fit the profile of someone who gets diagnosed with mesothelioma, so my diagnosis came as a shock.
April 12, 2021
Mesothelioma has been categorized as an “older persons” disease, writes a 14-year survivor. Which is why, she writes, her and her family were completely caught off-guard when she was diagnosed at 21.