We provide vital services and
free resources for patients and families affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers.
We’re here to help those who need to know how to battle this disease. Our website is full of information about mesothelioma cancer, and what we do best is provide support and resources for people and families who need help understanding and coping with this disease.
Our team of patient advocates are experienced in helping mesothelioma patients on a 1-on-1 basis that will suit their unique needs.
Join a monthly support group run by a certified emotional counselor. Anyone affected by mesothelioma is invited.
"It was God's hand at work when I hit the button on Asbestos.com. My sister is so excited that she is calling Dr. Kindler at the University of Chicago right now and making the appointment for my mom. God bless you and your organization."
Cheryl Metz Woodridge, Illinois
"We deeply appreciate the day I discovered your site. Sometimes a person can say more to a stranger than to their own family. Allen, we still think of you as a friend and we will never, ever forget you. May all that you give to others come back to you ten-fold. Thank you, too, for this informative site."
Terrie Dunn Davison, Mich.
"Thank you for the information you gave us so quickly to help our neighbor. I was SO surprised when the information packet came in the mail the next day! I pray that anyone who has this terrible cancer gets a wonderful person at Asbestos.com to help them. God bless you."
Mesothelioma is considered a relatively rare cancer. Only about 3,000 Americans a year are diagnosed with some form the disease, which attacks the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart. The disease is characterized by a long time between initial asbestos exposure and when its symptoms show up to 50 years later.
The most effective treatment for mesothelioma is multimodal - a combination of therapies. Surgery followed by chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy shows the best results, but the greatest predictor of a long life after mesothelioma is getting diagnosed before the cancer has a chance to spread.
Because of the amount of asbestos once mandated to be used in the U.S. military, veterans are an especially high-risk group to develop mesothelioma. Navy ships, planes, military automobiles and living quarters were all places where exposure could occur for someone serving his or her country.