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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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July

Jul 14

Mesothelioma & Immunotherapy: What Patients Need to Know

7 p.m. EDT

Some sources are describing immunotherapy as a “silver bullet” for cancer. During this webinar, Dr. Snehal Smart and registered nurse Sean Marchese will discuss the benefits and risks of this new therapy for mesothelioma patients and caregivers. Viewers will discover how to access and pay for this medication, learn about the future of immunotherapy, and get a list of questions to ask their doctor.

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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 09

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 10

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 12

Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma

8 p.m. EDT

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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September

Sep 09

Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma

8 p.m. EDT

Where: Online or by phone

No one should battle mesothelioma alone. That’s why we offer a mesothelioma support group. This is a great opportunity specifically for patients and their family members to get together and speak about the challenges and triumphs they face from day to day. Moderated by Dana Nolan, a licensed mental health counselor, and Karen Selby, a registered nurse, survivors are given the chance to discuss this rare cancer in a safe place.

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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.

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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.

Oct 14

Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma

8 p.m. EDT

Where: Online or by phone

This monthly support group — exclusive to mesothelioma patients and caregivers — gives participants a much-needed opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences in a safe place.

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Oct 18

Invisible Disabilities Week

Where: Global

Mesothelioma and other cancers don’t always have symptoms that are visible to others. Invisible Disabilities Week 2020 takes place over October 18 - 24. During this time, communities are encouraged to help to recognize and raise awareness for those battling the stigma sometimes associated with diseases with less visible symptoms.

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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 11

Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma

8 p.m. EST

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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December

Dec 09

Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma

8 p.m. EST

Where: Online or by phone

Mesothelioma is not a disease you need to battle alone. Our monthly support group makes it possible for you to discuss difficult topics with other mesothelioma survivors and caregivers. Our registered nurse and licensed mental health counselor moderate the session to help answer questions and ensure you're in a safe space.

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