A world of support for families affected by mesothelioma

At Asbestos.com, we’ve been providing free help and hope to families affected by mesothelioma for more than 10 years. Watch our video and learn more about us.

Our Latest Exclusive Interview

Dr. David Sugarbaker

We recently interviewed Sugarbaker about all things related to mesothelioma. Sugarbaker is the director of the Lung Institute at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a prominent mesothelioma specialist known for his medical expertise, creating the Sugarbaker Walker and perfecting the extrapleural pneumonectomy for the treatment of pleural mesothelioma.

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  • Information on emerging treatments and clinical trials
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Know the Basics of Mesothelioma

What Is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare asbestos-related cancer that affects nearly 3,000 people each year in the United States, and it forms on the linings of the lungs, abdomen or heart.

Mesothelioma Information

How Is Mesothelioma Treated?

Doctors treat mesothelioma with radiation, surgery and chemotherapy. But medical advances, such as immunotherapy, are extending lives.

Mesothelioma Treatment Options

Asbestos Exposure

Exposure to asbestos, mostly in high-risk jobs, including construction, firefighting and military service, is the leading cause of mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure Risks

Lawsuits & Compensation

Asbestos lawsuits or asbestos trust funds can provide patients and their families the compensation needed to pay for treatments, lost wages or other financial burdens.

Mesothelioma Lawyers & Asbestos Claims
Service Spotlight

Let Us Match You with a Top Mesothelioma Specialist

Our exclusive Doctor Match Program locates a top mesothelioma specialist who is an expert about your particular diagnosis. If a specialist isn’t in your state, we’ll find others who are nearby.

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The People We Help

Patients Fighting Mesothelioma

When you are coping with this aggressive disease, we ease your mind by answering questions you may have about your diagnosis, treatment options and other concerns or providing you with patient resources.

Karen Selby, RN Karen Selby, RN On-staff registered nurse
Dr. Snehal Smart Snehal Smart, MD On-staff medical doctor
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Families Affected by Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma doesn’t just affect the patient. Their families often undergo their own cancer journey that upsets their emotional well-being, finances and wages. We help family members find the emotional and financial support they need.

Dana Nolan, mental health counselor Dana Nolan On-staff licensed mental health counselor
Joe Lahav, lawyer and legal advisor Joe Lahav Lawyer & On-Site Legal Advisor

Dana Nolan runs our online support group. She provides the tools and tips patients, loved ones and survivors need to physically and emotionally cope with mesothelioma. Legal advisor Joe Lahav offers valuable information about the many legal aspects of mesothelioma compensation.

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Services We Provide for You

Whether it’s giving you free information about mesothelioma, providing ways to promote awareness of asbestos-related diseases or offering legal help for you and your family, we are here for you.

  • Free information guide

    Learn everything there is to know about mesothelioma, including the symptoms, treatments, clinical trials and other facts about the disease.

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  • Financial & legal help for families

    Mesothelioma patients and their families have legal options that can compensate them for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses.

    Get Legal Help
  • Support groups for survivors

    Our exclusive online support group is a safe place where patients, loved ones and survivors can share their stories or listen to others.

    Join Support Group
  • Free awareness wristbands

    Help us raise awareness by wearing our free wristbands. With your support, we can increase research funding and let others know about this rare cancer.

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Military Veterans Exposed to Asbestos

Many U.S. military veterans were exposed while serving our country overseas and others came in contact with the deadly mineral on military plants, inside their barracks, Navy ships and other military occupations. Our Veterans Department is here to help these noble American heroes.

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Aaron Munz, Veterans Department director and VA-accredited claims agent Former Capt. Aaron Munz Veterans Department director and VA-accredited claims agent
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Partners We Support

Asbestos.com is proud to donate to organizations that raise awareness and support ongoing research on mesothelioma, cancer and other asbestos-related diseases.

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Hear From People We’ve Helped

Patricia Powell Hargrett Mesothelioma Survivor
John Conway Navy Veteran & Mesothelioma Survivor

“I just received word from the VA that my claim was approved at 100 percent. You made the entire experience easy and stress free.”

- Bob D.

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Latest Blog Posts

Linda and Lannie Chitwood

A Mesothelioma Caregiver’s Grateful Ending

Linda Chitwood, a retired nurse who lives in southeast Virginia, spent 10 years as the primary caregiver for pleural [...]

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Jul 19, 2018
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A Daughter’s Reflections: Sharing My Family’s Mesothelioma Story

Sometimes sharing our stories creates a sense of community, a feeling of healing, meaningfulness through the journey, and [...]

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Melanie Ball Jul 17, 2018
Upcoming Events
  • Jul 06

    Action Mesothelioma Day

    Action Mesothelioma Day is an annual event in the United Kingdom aiming to raise awareness about mesothelioma and the dangers of asbestos exposure. All Day

  • Jul 11

    Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma

    Advice for Traveling and Vacationing With Mesothelioma 8 PM ET

  • Aug 01

    World Lung Cancer Day

    Asbestos exposure can cause a variety of diseases, including lung cancer. On this global health day, we raise awareness about the dangers of asbestos. All Day

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Asbestos Covers Parts of NYC After Steam Pipe Explosion

An underground steam pipe explosion and the resulting fountain of vapor filled with toxic asbestos fibers caused the [...]

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Tim Povtak Jul 19, 2018
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Trial Adds Gemcitabine to Pleural Mesothelioma HIOC Therapy

Results of a phase I clinical trial highlight how the addition of a drug to an existing treatment option appears safe and [...]

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