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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.
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.
We research to provide top-notch medical materials and community support for those impacted by Mesothelioma. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized information, resources, and support for caregivers, patients and their loved ones.
We believe in building awareness for mesothelioma as well as educating mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. Our team will provide resources for treatment and the latest mesothelioma news to help guide your decisions related to your specific needs.
We understand the outlook with a mesothelioma diagnosis, but do not believe it is the end of the story with advancements in medical treatments, information accessibility, and support from within our community. You are not alone with your prognosis.
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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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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.Learn About Mesothelioma
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.Learn About Mesothelioma Symptoms
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.Learn About Treatment Options
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.Learn More with a Mesothelioma Diagnosis
Recent News Related to Mesothelioma
- Study Reveals New Cancer Drug Shrinks Mesothelioma Tumors, Human Trials Underway >> Read More
A new cancer drug developed by researchers at the Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute (ONJRI) offers new hope for treating mesothelioma—a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. In an article published by the Herald Sun, Clinical Research Fellow, Associate Professor, and Oncologist Tom John explained that drug ...
- $178 Million Settlement Reached in Asbestos Cases Against Pittsburgh Corning... >> Read More
For decades, a group of asbestos victims has been seeking relief from Pittsburgh Corning Corp. Thanks to a settlement that was reached just weeks ago, the group will finally receive millions of dollars in funds to cover medical expenses and other losses. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PG), a trust set up ...
- Phase I Study for Innovative Mesothelioma Treatment Seeking Participants >> Read More
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is currently recruiting mesothelioma patients for a phase I study aimed at helping develop new treatment options for this often-fatal disease. The study involves a treatment that utilizes a patient’s own T cells and genetically modifying them in the laboratory to recognize mesothelin. The modified T cells, known as CAR T cells ...
- Jury Awards Lifelong ‘Cashmere Bouquet’ User $13 Million in Mesothelioma... >> Read More
A growing number of women say that using certain personal hygiene products can cause mesothelioma and other cancers. They are warning women around the world to stop using these products and see a doctor immediately. One of these women has received a $13 million settlement from consumer-products maker Colgate-Palmolive ...
- UF Researchers Say Newly Approved Ovarian Cancer Drugs Cause Mesothelioma Cell... >> Read More
In a study at the University of Florida (UF), researchers have discovered that two drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer also kill malignant pleural mesothelioma cells (MPM). The in vitro study, which appeared in the journal Cancer Chemotherapy and ...
- Asbestos Exposure and Cancer Risk Fact Sheet >> Read More
If you have been exposed to asbestos, you might be wondering if the amount of exposure is enough to cause health problems. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there is no known safe level of asbestos exposure, so even small amounts can cause disease. It is important to your survival to separate ...
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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.
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.
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.
What the Community is Saying
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