Mesothelioma is a deadly disease caused by asbestos exposure. It can feel overwhelming to discover that you or a loved one are suffering from this aggressive form of lung or abdominal cancer. Our goal is to serve you with as much information and support as possible. In this site we want to share as many of the resources and support we have discovered that can help you cope as you are living with mesothelioma.
Review these pages for information about palliative care, pain management and other issues you will likely face as your disease progresses. In this section we include pages on Cancer and Emotions, and Developing a Wellness Plan.
Information about asbestos-induced cancer mesothelioma
If you have received a mesothelioma diagnosis, it can be helpful to read as much information about the disease as you can find. This website is intended as a reference for resources and support and information about the asbestos-induced cancer mesothelioma.
Sources on the web include CancerBackup, a British site that has comprehensive information about cancer in general and specifically information for mesothelioma patients. www.cancerbackup.org.uk/cancertype/mesothelioma
You can find medical information as well as information about volunteering and advocacy and lists of events relating to mesothelioma that take place throughout the United States Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) www.curemeso.org. You can find other major organizations that can help in our Helpful Resources and Medical Resources pages.
The Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood institute's website houses information from the Pacific Meso Center concerning mesothelioma treatment and mesothelioma research. http://phlbi.org/mesothelioma/index.shtml
Cancer information mesothelioma
You deserve to have as much help as possible with cancer information for your mesothelioma. We are happy to provide links to additional resources and support that may help you when dealing with advanced mesothelioma.
You may find useful information for yourself and your family and friends about coping with cancer treatment at OncoLink, at the Cancer Survival Toolbox www.cancersurvivaltoolbox.org (by the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship), at People Living with Cancer www.plwc.org.
For information about asbestos, visit the pages on our site under Mesothelioma Causes. You can also review the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization site at www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org.