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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.

Quality

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.

Advocacy

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.

Hope

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

  • Could Asbestos Be in Your Drinking Water? >> Read More

    Most Americans today associate asbestos with old buildings, warships and brakes. Now, a tiny town in Texas says you can add water to the list. Recently, the town of Arp, Texas discovered that its water supply contained asbestos. After heavy rainfall last year, the city experienced an overflowing sewer system. This prompted an investigation, in which the drinking water tested positive for asbestos ...

  • Jury Awards $5.4 Million to Navy Vet Diagnosed with Mesothelioma >> Read More

    A quiet county in Oregon has received negative attention lately thanks to an increase in asbestos lawsuits and hundreds of aging homes being demolished with asbestos inside. Just last year, a county jury awarded one asbestos victim and his wife $8.75 million. Now, a local Navy vet has been awarded $5.4 million ...

  • Former Power Plant Worker Awarded $300K in ‘First’ Asbestos Trial for Valve... >> Read More

    A former power plant worker has won his case against a major valve manufacturer and electric company who claim this is the first time they have gone to trial in an asbestos lawsuit. The 73-year-old worker suffers from mesothelioma, which he claimed developed after inhaling asbestos ...

  • High-Dose Vitamin C Treatment Could Decrease Cell Production in Mesothelioma... >> Read More

    Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that helps protect cells and keep them healthy. It is critical to the production of collagen, which maintains healthy connective tissues. This is important for the support and structure of organs and tissues including the bones, skin, and blood vessels. Vitamin C also ...

  • 1,600 Schools in Scotland Contain Asbestos: Could this Happen in the U.S.? >> Read More

    There are more than 2,500 schools across Scotland serving more than 680,000 students. An alarming 65% of these schools contain asbestos. Could something like this happen in the U.S.? Unfortunately, it already has. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that any school built before 1981 ...

  • Case Report Reveals 4-Plus Year Survival After 'Retreatment' with Pemetrexed >> Read More

    It is often noted that the average life expectancy for mesothelioma patients is 12 to 21 months after diagnosis. Studies show that around 40 percent of patients live just one year and 20 percent live more than two years. Now, a new case report has revealed that patients with recurrent peritoneal mesothelioma can live more than four years (after relapse) ...

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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