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Our Mission

Welcome to the Mesothelioma Group. We’re glad you’re here.

We’re a small team of healthcare professionals, patient advocates, and communication specialists who have one goal: to lead the way in supporting and encouraging mesothelioma patients and their families.

We do this through:

Education: High-quality and reliable information about mesothelioma, so you can understand the disease, find the best treatment, and learn about the latest research.

Support Services: Personalized help finding a top doctor, filing VA claims, and connecting with other mesothelioma patients and families.

Financial Compensation: Guidance with the complicated process of finding out what compensation you’re qualified to receive—so you can get the best treatment possible.

You’ll never pay for the our resources. Everything we offer, from the articles on our website to our 200-page informational eBook, is completely free.

Our supporters and donors help cover the cost of these services because, like us, they’re committed to mesothelioma advocacy and education.

We continue to be one of the best resources for mesothelioma patients and their families. Because we’re accountable to you, we work harder to make sure that our programs and offerings are exactly what you need.

Why We Do It

Mesothelioma is a complicated disease, but one thing is very clear: Asbestos exposure is the primary cause.

Despite the known dangers of asbestos, companies continued to use it in building and manufacturing in the United States until just a few decades ago. Because they were making a considerable profit, many companies actively hid the risks from their employees and from the public.

Workers who spent years doing some of the most physically demanding jobs were exposed to cancer-causing asbestos. Former factory workers, miners, insulation manufacturers and installers, auto and construction workers, and ship builders were put at risk.

U.S. Armed Forces veterans—those who served our country in the Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force, or Coast Guard—account for 30 percent of all mesothelioma deaths in this country.

Our desire is to provide comprehensive, caring support for those who’ve been unjustly affected by this disease.

Everyone needs an advocate. We believe that giving you valuable resources and practical advice to use immediately is the most important way we can empower you.

Our values are what set us apart:

Directness and simplicity. We’re here to give guidance—and the best way to do that is to cut through the clutter. Mesothelioma is a complex disease, but choosing the best doctor, finding the right treatment, and getting the best possible care shouldn’t be.

Quality: Our research team is committed to producing top-notch medical material. We talk to patients, families, and mesothelioma specialists to ensure that you’re getting the most relevant, useful, and up-to-date information.

Advocacy: We believe in raising awareness, not just educating patients and their loved ones. Much of our focus is on early detection for at-risk groups.

Hope: A mesothelioma diagnosis usually has a grim outlook, but we don’t think that’s the end of the story. We believe in the power of science to make advancements in treatment and in the power of people to actively manage their diagnoses and support each other.

How We Can Help You

We’re here to guide you through every step of the diagnostic and treatment process, whether you’re a patient, family member, or friend.

Our Free Mesothelioma eBook

One of the most thorough and comprehensive resources about mesothelioma available anywhere, our complimentary eBook can be downloaded immediately and viewed on your computer or mobile device—anywhere, anytime. It includes:

  • Nearly 200 pages of doctor-review information
  • Profiles of the best mesothelioma specialists
  • The most effective treatments
  • Easy-to-read, straightforward information

Download My Free eBook

Our Free Mesothelioma Information Package

This package includes the hard copy version of our award winning eBook along with our supplementary help resources. Our popular package will help you improve your prognosis, raise awareness about the disease, and learn from other mesothelioma patients. This package includes:

  • 3 books about fighting and surviving mesothelioma
  • “What to Eat if You Have Cancer,” a practical guide for optimal health
  • Customized information based on your diagnosis
  • Awareness wristbands to show your commitment to finding a cure

We’ll deliver your package overnight at no cost to you.

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Our Veterans Services

Don’t miss out on benefits that belong to you. We can help you cut through the red tape and file paperwork quickly. Our veteran advocates are fully accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs—but as an independent group not affiliated with the government, we’re fully committed to serving you. We can help you:

  • Get additional financial benefits from the VA.
  • File appeals for VA claims that were denied before.
  • Navigate through the complex paperwork.
  • Write complete, effective asbestos summaries, which are an important part of submitting successful claims.

Get Free VA Help

Our Doctor Match Program

Finding a qualified, knowledgeable specialist takes time. You have to make phone calls, read reviews, make appointments, and ask for advice. Fortunately, we’ve already done that research, and we can help you find the right doctor easily. Just provide us with some details about your location and illness, and we’ll conduct an extensive search for a qualified doctor close to you. And we’ll do it for free.

Find the Right Doctor

Financial Compensation

If you’re sick from an asbestos-related illness, you may qualify for compensation as part of the $35 billion in trust funds created by U.S. corporations. This money has been put aside to help patients and their families. It can help you get the best treatment available, cover lost wages, and compensate for pain and suffering. We’ll quickly tell you what you’re entitled to, and guide you through the complex process of gaining access to your money.

See My Options

Our Support Group

Mesothelioma patients and their loved ones often feel alone and discouraged. Let us connect you to people who understand exactly what you’re going through. Our free phone-based support group, led by a licensed mental health counselor, brings together a small group once a month for honest, supportive conversations about the disease. Learn from patients, family, friends, and caregivers in an encouraging environment.

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Our Scholarships

We help high school and college students affected by cancer. Our bi-annual scholarship contest awards two students $1,500 each to help with educational or living expenses. Applicants must submit a personal essay explaining how cancer has affected them, with specific examples of how they have used the difficult experience to positively impact the lives of other young adults.

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Contact Us

We welcome your questions and comments. If you have questions about your diagnosis, treatment, or any other issues relating to asbestos or mesothelioma, please call us at 888-708-5660.

You may also reach out using our contact form and we’ll get back to you within one business day. We look forward to your partnership on our  journey to a cure.