Mesothelioma Patient Takes Inspiration From Navy SEALs

Seventy-six-year-old Dave Knapp was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in March 2016 and to get through his treatment, he’s taken on the mentality of a U.S. Navy SEAL.

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Asbestos.com reports that Knapp, an air force veteran, was inspired by the philosophy and attitude of the Navy SEALs tough training regimen when he read the book Lone Survivor, the true life story about Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell who lost his friends in a combat in Afghanistan but managed to get out alive.

Since his diagnosis, Knapp has undergone surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy at the Stanford Cancer Institute. He is also enrolled in a clinical trial for the drug pemetrexed which he hopes will extend his life expectancy giving him more time to spend with his family.

Find out more about clinical trials for mesothelioma here. 

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