Mesothelioma Events

Every year, organizations come together to host mesothelioma events designed to raise awareness about the rare asbestos cancer and other asbestos-related diseases. In addition, survivors, caregivers and advocates participate in broader national health observances to better educate the public about the dangers of asbestos and promote support for those affected by these rare diseases.

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June

Jun 20

Free Webinar: Managing Mesothelioma Treatment Side Effects

7 p.m. EDT

Where: Online or by phone

Learn how to manage common mesothelioma treatment side effects during our upcoming webinar featuring registered nurse Karen Selby and registered dietitian Suzanne Dixon. During this free informational session, Karen and Suzanne will share insights on pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma treatments, their side effects and strategies to manage them with nutrition and alternative therapies. Following their presentation, we will open the floor for a Q&A session. Interested in the topic but can’t attend the session? Sign up anyways, and we’ll send you the recording.

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July

Jul 05

Action Mesothelioma Day

Where: United Kingdom

Action Mesothelioma Day serves as an opportunity to raise awareness and support for those battling mesothelioma in the United Kingdom. Despite an asbestos ban in the U.K., this deadly carcinogen can still be found in many offices, schools, homes and buildings. This is the biggest mesothelioma awareness day in the U.K.

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Jul 10

Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma

Where: Online or by phone

Patients and caregivers of those directly affected by mesothelioma are given the opportunity to discuss their thoughts and worries with others going through mesothelioma battles. The goal of this support group is to provide a safe space where those affected by mesothelioma can get answers to their questions and worries.

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August

Aug 01

World Lung Cancer Day

Where:Global

Asbestos exposure is the leading cause of occupational cancer in the world. Exposure to this carcinogen causes pleural mesothelioma and lung cancer. On World Lung Cancer Day, we work to raise awareness about the dangers of asbestos around the world while supporting those at higher risk of developing asbestos-related cancers.

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Aug 04

National Health Center Week

Where: United States

Health centers are often the primary source of medical care for millions of Americans. Health centers work tirelessly to provide the highest levels of care while continuing to develop innovative solutions to the most complicated health issues. Use this time to show your appreciation for a local health center near you.

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Aug 12

OSHA - Safe + Sound Week

Where: United States

Asbestos exposure is not a problem of the past for many workers in the United States. Asbestos is still found in buildings, roads, homes, schools, factories, ships, trains and automobiles. During OSHA Safe + Sound Week, we encourage those at high risk of occupational exposure to asbestos to take proper precautions to protect themselves from this extremely deadly carcinogen.

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Aug 14

Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma

Where: Online or by phone

Our monthly support group meets on the second Wednesday of every month with the goal of giving mesothelioma patients and caregivers a safe space to learn about and discuss their diagnosis. Moderated by Dana Nolan, a licensed mental health counselor, and medical support offered by our on-staff nurse Karen Selby, mesothelioma patients and caregivers are given a safe space for help and support.

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September

Sep 11

Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma

Where: Online or by phone

Mesothelioma patients and caregivers are welcome to attend this monthly support group led by Dana Nolan, a licensed mental health counselor, with medical support offered by our on-staff nurse Karen Selby. This meeting provides an opportunity to openly discuss and address the numerous questions that come with a mesothelioma diagnosis.

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Sep 26

Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Where: Global

Mesothelioma Awareness Day takes place annually on September 26. There are only about 3,000 mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the United States, and this day serves as the main opportunity to show your support for those battling this rare cancer.

Free Awareness Wristband

Sep 28

Miles for Meso

Where: Alton, Illinois

This yearly 5K race and 3K fun run/walk in honor and support of Mesothelioma Awareness Day will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, outside St. Louis in Alton, Illinois. This event raises awareness and funds for mesothelioma research.

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October

Oct 01

Health Literacy Month

Where: United States

Knowledge is power when it comes to treating and fighting mesothelioma. Because of the rarity of this cancer, misdiagnosis is all too common. If you have a history of asbestos exposure, understanding early warning signs is one of the best ways to help with early detection of this disease.

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Oct 09

Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma

Where: Online or by phone

Dana Nolan is a licensed mental health counselor specializing in cancer care. By teaming up with our on-staff nurse Karen Selby, they are able to provide a safe space for mesothelioma patients and caregivers to share their questions, stories and concerns online and over the phone.

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November

Nov 01

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Where: United States

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Asbestos exposure causes an estimated 4% of all lung cancer cases. During Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we support those with lung cancer by educating others on common causes and risk factors associated with this disease.

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Nov 01

National Family Caregivers Month

Where: United States

During the month of November, we take extra time to show our appreciation to mesothelioma caregivers. These selfless individuals work tirelessly to help mesothelioma patients focus on what matters most: Fighting this disease.

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Nov 13

Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma

Where: Online or by phone

This monthly support group — exclusive to mesothelioma patients and caregivers — gives participants a much-needed opportunity to discuss and share their experiences in a safe and informative environment. The group is accessible online or by phone. It is led by licensed mental health counselor Dana Nolan and registered nurse Karen Selby.

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December

Dec 11

Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma

Where: Online or by phone

Patients and caregivers of those battling mesothelioma are welcome to discuss their thoughts and worries with others affected by this rare cancer. The goal of this support group is to provide a safe space where those impacted by mesothelioma can get answers to their questions and worries.

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