Patrick Swayze of Dirty Dancing and Ghost fame, has recently written a letter to the Washington Post asking Congress to increase funding for cancer treatment and research as well as awareness efforts. In addition to that, Swayze is asking that Congress rethink healthcare, especially as it applies to cancer patients.
Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January 2008, but his request is for all types of cancer, including mesothelioma. He believes that Congress' vote to increase funding would both help cancer sufferers and create many jobs in a failing economy. The extra funding, however, could lead to more breakthroughs in mesothelioma research.
Mesothelioma is a terrible cancer. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact the mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Kherkher at 800-220-9341.