Use our comprehensive doctor listings to locate a mesothelioma specialist who can provide the best treatment available. If you need help reviewing specialists, scheduling an appointment, or evaluating doctors then let us help.
Mesothelioma patients and family members can receive any of our complimentary resources for support. These resources include our all-inclusive informational packet and our medical, financial, and support related services.
Former service men and women receive free help securing needed financial and medical benefits. Our Veterans Department, run by retired Naval officer Carl Jewett, provides unique and vital services specific to veterans and family members.
Patricia returned to a life of traveling and gardening following treatment for peritoneal mesothelioma. Support from loved ones provided a boost for her.
A Vietnam veteran who served 19 years in the Navy, John fishes and enjoys his granddaughter after surgery for pleural mesothelioma.
Every month, mental health counselor Dana Nolan facilitates the sharing of experiences and emotions from patients, spouses and caregivers.
Right after I was diagnosed with the disease . . . I immediately went to Asbestos.com. I called that phone number and talked to Karen. I'm glad I chose Asbestos.com and was able to talk to her.
Patricia Powell Hargrett, Survivor, Orlando, Florida
Carl (Jewett) helped us getting through the red tape with the VA. We're very fortunate to know Carl and the whole team at Asbestos.com. We were in dire straits, and they gave us hope.
John Conway, Survivor, Brevard County, Florida
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.
Cheryl Metz, Woodridge, Illinois
We deeply appreciate the day I discovered your site. May all that you give to others come back to you ten-fold. Thank you … for this informative site.
Terrie Dunn, Davison, Michigan
Thank you for the information you gave us so quickly to help our neighbor. I pray that anyone who has this terrible cancer gets a wonderful person at Asbestos.com to help them. God bless you.
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer, and only about 3,000 Americans a year are diagnosed with the disease, which attacks the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart. One's prognosis typically depends on their type of mesothelioma and the stage at which their cancer is detected.
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 patients express increasing interest in alternative treatments and emerging treatments.
Because of the large number of asbestos parts and products once used by the U.S. military, veterans are especially susceptible to developing mesothelioma. But veterans are also unique in that this disease makes them eligible for extra financial and medical benefits through the VA.