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 28

Workers 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 05

North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

Where: North America

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 08

Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma

Where: Online or by phone

Patients and caregivers are given the opportunity to join this safe space for discussion either online or by phone. During this monthly meeting, lead by a licensed mental health counselor with support by our on-staff nurse, participants are given the freedom to ask some of the toughest questions they may be grappling with.

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May 13

National 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.

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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 02

32nd Annual 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 10

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 12

Support Group for Coping with Mesothelioma

Where: Online or by phone

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

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July

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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