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Whether you’re a mesothelioma patient, family member, or friend, we’re here to guide you through every step of the diagnostic and treatment process. We’re a small team of caring healthcare professionals, patient advocates, and communication specialists dedicated to helping you and your loved ones understand what is mesothelioma, where and when was your exposure to asbestos, and what are your treatment options. At Mesothelioma Group, we believe that everyone needs an advocate who can provide valuable resources and practical advice to empower the decision making prcess for those who have been affected by this disease.

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We are a community dedicated to those that have been impacted by Mesothelioma.  Our support group strives to improve your prognosis and raise mesothelioma awareness.  Mesothelioma is a complex disease, but getting the best possible care should not be.

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We are a community dedicated to those that have been impacted by Mesothelioma.  Our support group strives to improve your prognosis and raise mesothelioma awareness.  Mesothelioma is a complex disease, but getting the best possible care should not be.

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We are a community dedicated to those that have been impacted by Mesothelioma.  Our support group strives to improve your prognosis and raise mesothelioma awareness.  Mesothelioma is a complex disease, but getting the best possible care should not be.

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We are a community dedicated to those that have been impacted by Mesothelioma.  Our support group strives to improve your prognosis and raise mesothelioma awareness.  Mesothelioma is a complex disease, but getting the best possible care should not be.

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Learn about new, innovative treatment options, how to pay for treatment, and what you can do to extend your life expectancy - all at your own pace. From Diagnosis and Treatment to Help, we are here to assist you in finding the answers to your questions and in helping you get the needed support to improve your prognosis.

Learn about new, innovative treatment options, how to pay for treatment, and what you can do to extend your life expectancy - all at your own pace.

From Diagnosis and Treatment to Help, we are here to assist you in finding the answers to your questions and in helping you get the needed support to improve your prognosis.

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  • Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with mesothelioma?
  • Has a biopsy been performed?
  • What is the current treatment plan?

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What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that affects the thin membrane protecting several of the body’s most important organs, including the lungs, abdomen and heart. Each year, roughly 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed and the only known cause of Mesothelioma stems from exposure to Asbestos. The most common type of is Pleural Mesothelioma (about 75% of diagnosis), followed by Peritoneal Mesothelioma and Pericardial Mesothelioma.

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Mesothelioma Symptoms

While common symptoms associated with many ailments may make diagnosing mesothelioma difficult, early detection of mesothelioma will assist health care providers in developing your care plan. Most signs and symptoms associated with Mesothelioma may take up to a decade or longer to appear after the exposure to asbestos occur.

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Mesothelioma Treatment Options

Doctors create treatment plans based on his or her patient’s diagnosis while researchers are exploring new treatments options every day, giving patients hope to improve their prognosis. Patients may choose traditional therapies, as well as elect to participate in clinical trials with the hope of leading to a future cure for mesothelioma.

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Life Expectancy

With more advanced clinical trials and more information available to those who think they may have been exposed to asbestos, many people live much longer with the disease than in the past. Getting help from an experienced doctor and a strong support community may help your prognosis and quality of life.

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Recent News Related to Mesothelioma

  • $1M Asbestos Lawsuit Against Automotive Company Upheld >> Read More

    A major motor company is still on the hook for $1 million in an asbestos case involving a former dealership mechanic who developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos fibers in brake pads. Experts say any exposure to asbestos fibers can lead to asbestos-related disease. It was this belief that led to an appeal filed by the motor company. According to Law360 (a LexisNexis Company) ...

  • Leukemia Drug Could Make Mesothelioma a Manageable Condition, Study Says >> Read More

    Malignant mesothelioma is a cancer that starts in cells in the linings of certain parts of the body, especially in the linings of the chest or abdomen. Symptoms of this rare but aggressive disease include pain in the side of the chest of lower back, cough, shortness of breath, fever, fatigue, weight loss, hoarseness, and swelling of the face ...

  • Patients Who Quickly Report Cancer Complications Could Live Longer, Study Says >> Read More

    Could something as simple as faster communication be the key to longer survival for cancer patients? According to a new study, the answer is yes. Led by Dr. Ethan Basch of the University of North Carolina Comprehensive Cancer Center, the study involved 766 people, with a mean age of 61 (range 26-91), being treated for various types of advanced cancers ...

  • Appeals Court Upholds $10 Million Punitive Damages in Asbestos Case >> Read More

    A $10 Million punitive damages award in an asbestos case against a northeastern-based gasket maker has been upheld by the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District. The asbestos victim was exposed to the deadly mineral in the 1950s while working as a machinist in the U.S. Navy. In May 2012 ...

  • New Study Says PDGFRB Gene Could Become Path to Mesothelioma Therapies >> Read More

    A research group consisting of doctors and scientists from around the world has investigated the expression status of 119 candidate cancer genes in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) tissues and cell lines. The group discovered that among the identified genes, one ...

  • CDC Says Mesothelioma Deaths on the Rise >> Read More

    According to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mesothelioma deaths are on the rise, despite regulatory actions and a significant decline in asbestos use. In early March, the agency reported that from 1999-2015, a total of 45,221 deaths , with malignant mesothelioma (MM) mentioned on the death certificate as the ...

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More About Veterans with Mesothelioma

Veterans with Mesothelioma often qualify for additional VA support. As recently as the past few decades, asbestos endangered the lives of men and women in the Armed Forces. If you are a veteran and have received a mesothelioma diagnosis, filing a VA claim can pay for your treatment and improve your quality of life.

Mesothelioma Patients

Learn how others survived and how you can fight mesothelioma. The Patient Support Center at Mesothelioma group will help you find treatments, offer consultation to improve your prognosis, and learn about recent clinical trials to make a difference in your mesothelioma prognosis.

Family Member or Friend

Receive the latest caregiver information and resources. At Mesothelioma Group, we understand the importance of caring for a loved one or patient that is fighting mesothelioma. We invite you to learn more about best practices in caregiving and well as preparing to give care.

Helpful Patient Resources

Our team at the Mesothelioma Group takes pride in providing additional resources related to mesothelioma, cancer, and health for our visitors. Below are our most popular supplementary resources.

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I’m so glad Bud and I made the decision to seek help. With the help of the organization and doctors Bud was able to extend his life after he was diagnosed.

Alice, Wife of Mesothelioma Patient Bud