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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April

Apr 03

Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference

Where: Washington, D.C.

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization will host their annual conference on asbestos awareness and prevention April 3-5 in Washington, D.C. This conference will feature numerous experts, survivors and lawmakers from around the world in a united two-day conference to share new insight and support for those affected by asbestos-related diseases.

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Apr 06

10th International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma

The International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma previously scheduled for April 6 and 7 in San Antonio, Texas, has been postponed and will be rescheduled because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn more with the link below.

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Apr 08

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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Apr 28

Worker’s Memorial Day

Where: United States

According to the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry, an estimated 27 million workers were exposed to asbestos between 1940 and 1979. As a result, mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases have killed countless American workers. On April 28, we recognize all workers who lost their lives because of the careless use of asbestos in this country.

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May

May 01

National Cancer Research Month

Where: United States

With mesothelioma being such a rare cancer, new research on the disease is even more important. During the month of May, advocacy groups help raise awareness and support for all the amazing cancer research that is done every year. New cancer research can help create treatment options that improve the quality of life for mesothelioma patients.

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May 03

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

Asbestos exposure in the workplace is not a problem of the past. Asbestos can still be found across the country and some professionals such as firefighters, contractors and those in the abatement industry still have a high probability of encountering this deadly carcinogen. North American Occupational Safety and Health Week aims to support the health and safety of all workers across North America. We use this time to continue promoting awareness for those at high risk of asbestos exposure.

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May 10

International Women’s Health Week

Where: United States

While women are less likely to be diagnosed with mesothelioma than men, the ratio is closing. Second-hand asbestos exposure accounts for a large portion of mesothelioma cases in women. During National Women’s Health Week, we recognize and raise awareness for all women battling or who have battled this rare cancer.

May 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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May 20

International Clinical Trials Day

Where: Global

Clinical trials not only help create groundbreaking research in the field of mesothelioma care but also help increase affordability to those battling this terrible disease. International Clinical Trials Day is a well-deserved break in order to recognize health professionals who conduct clinical trials and thank them for the public good they provide.

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June

Jun 07

33rd National Cancer Survivors Day

Where: United States

National Cancer Survivors Day is a special celebration of life for those living with a history of cancer. On this day, survivors are given the chance to connect with others, celebrate achievements and show appreciation for those who supported them along the way. This day also serves as an opportunity for the cancer community to bring attention to current challenges, with the goal of encouraging more research, resources and legislation to help cancer survivors.

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Jun 09

International Men's Health/Cancer Awareness Week

Where: Global

Mesothelioma disproportionately affects more men than women. International Men's Health/Cancer Awareness Week is our chance to show remembrance and support for our fathers, brothers, uncles and sons affected by this rare cancer. This time is also a chance to raise awareness and support for preventable diseases among men.

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Jun 10

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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