Whether you're a recently diagnosed mesothelioma patient, have been battling the disease or are a caregiver, our goal is to arm you with knowledge to help with the treatment of this rare disease.
We provide information for all aspects of the disease and caregiving, from the leading medical information to real-life support for patients and family members. We aim to provide answers and support through the challenges ahead.
General Information on Asbestos
Mesothelioma is almost exclusively caused by exposure to asbestos, a mineral that has been amply mined for use in thousands of products. Even though its use has been outlawed in countries worldwide, the United States stands virtually alone in allowing asbestos products to continue to be produced and used.
An estimated 1.3 million people nationwide are exposed to asbestos annually. More than 3,000 people a year in the U.S. are diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Immediately following a mesothelioma diagnosis, you may feel as though you are in a race -- a race to find a doctor, a race to start treatment and a race to find answers to all of your questions.
As a mesothelioma patient, you may have lingering questions about how and why you have this disease and doubts about your future. But today mesothelioma patients are living longer and more satisfying lives than ever before.
Family & Friends
When your loved one is diagnosed with mesothelioma, it's not just the patient that has challenges and difficulties. While the mesothelioma patient bears the brunt of the disease, the caregiver and family and friends often go through their own problems associated with such a devastating diagnosis.
Helping your loved one through mesothelioma isn't easy, but there are a number of things you can do to make your life easier, no matter what your role.