Episode 22: Erica Iacono

Mesothelioma isn’t just a late night topic for law firm commercials, it’s a rare cancer derived from exposure to asbestos. Often misdiagnosed, 1/3 of all meso cases involve shipyard workers and our military. Mesothelioma has a 15-50 year latency period. Two million tons of asbestos dust was released when the Twin Towers were destroyed on 9/11. Which means the good people of New York City can probably expect an unfortunate epidemic of new cases to begin in the near future.

“I don’t want someone to think, I have mesothelioma and think immediately, I’m gonna die. I want them to think, ok, I’m gonna live, and here’s how.”