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Patients who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma may be eligible for free medical care through the National Institute of Health or VA health care system. Find out in minutes if you or your loved one qualify.

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Mesothelioma Overview

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. Prognosis typically depends on the type of mesothelioma and the stage at which the cancer is detected.

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Treatment Options

The most effective treatment for mesothelioma is multimodal — a combination of therapies. Surgery followed by chemotherapy or radiation therapy shows the best results. Some patients are expressing increased interest in alternative and emerging treatments.

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Life Expectancy

Patients today are living longer than usual, thanks to improved treatments and specialized medical care. Experimental treatments conducted in clinical trials are also showing some promise.

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Veterans and Asbestos

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.

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Mesothelioma Support Group

Mental health counselor Dana Nolan hosts a monthly support group where patients, spouses and caregivers share their experiences and emotions.

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Compensation for Victims

Patients diagnosed with the disease can often turn to bankruptcy trust funds, seek a settlement, file a workers’ compensation claim or take their case to trial. Veterans can file a VA claim.

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From the Experts

Discover stories written exclusively for Asbestos.com by top national mesothelioma specialists such as doctors Robert Cameron and Abraham Lebenthal about treatment advances, cancer centers and other important mesothelioma topics.

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Asbestos.com Scholarship

The Asbestos.com Scholarship gives $5,000 in scholarships annually to students who submit the best essays about asbestos or mesothelioma. Each essay is judged by our staff for quality, research and accuracy.

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Survivor Stories

  • Patricia's Story

    Patricia returned to a life of traveling and gardening following treatment for peritoneal mesothelioma. Support from loved ones provided a boost for her.

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  • John's Story

    A Vietnam veteran who served 19 years in the Navy, John fishes and enjoys his granddaughter after surgery for pleural mesothelioma.

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  • Mesothelioma survivor Yvette King

    Yvette King, Survivor

    Cancer survivor Yvette King was not about to take a pleural mesothelioma diagnosis sitting down. As an avid runner, she [...]

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