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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
- Keytruda Extends Survival of NSCLC Patients when Combined with Chemotherapy,... >> Read More
The makers of Keytruda have announced that, when combined with chemotherapy drugs pemetrexed and cisplatin or carboplatin, the drug extends overall survival (OS) in patients with metastatic non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Keytruda, known as the ‘wonder drug’ is the first PD1 ...
- Renovation Boom Presents New Wave of Danger for Massachusetts Workers >> Read More
Massachusetts is experiencing a renovation boom, which has led to nearly 25,000 asbestos removal projects across the state and a new wave of danger for workers. Although safety requirements are in place to protect workers, not all companies comply. Regulators have found more than 300 asbestos safety violations ...
- Fake Cigarettes Laced with Asbestos, Other Toxic Substances >> Read More
Everyone knows that smoking is hazardous to your health. What people might not know is purchasing fake cigarettes poses an even greater health risk. Not only do counterfeit cigarettes have excessively high tar levels, some contain toxic chemicals, mold, sawdust, and even asbestos. According to Birmingham ...
- Seattle Hotel Fined $350K for Exposing Workers to Asbestos >> Read More
The owner of a Seattle hotel has been fined $350,000 for knowingly exposing workers to asbestos. The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) also found that the owner used untrained workers to save money...
- Court Rules for Asbestos Victim, Against Railroad Company >> Read More
The daughter of a former railroad company employee who died from mesothelioma filed a lawsuit on behalf of her father, stating that he incurred hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. A jury agreed, finding that the deceased had incurred $250,000 in damages. However ...
- Former Foundry Ordered to Pay Workers, EPA More than $500K in Asbestos Exposure... >> Read More
A global developer, manufacturer, and supplier of industrial metal components has been ordered to pay, in a plea agreement, more than $340,000 to workers that it exposed to asbestos. The company was also ordered to pay $200,000 (the maximum penalty) for criminal violation of Title 42, United States Code ...
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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