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Asbestos.com is the nation’s most trusted mesothelioma resource

The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com has provided patients and their loved ones the most updated and reliable information on mesothelioma and asbestos exposure since 2006.

Our team of Patient Advocates includes a medical doctor, a registered nurse, health services administrators, veterans, VA-accredited Claims Agents, an oncology patient navigator and hospice care expert. Their combined expertise means we help any mesothelioma patient or loved one through every step of their cancer journey.

More than 30 contributors, including mesothelioma doctors, survivors, health care professionals and other experts, have peer-reviewed our website and written unique research-driven articles to ensure you get the highest-quality medical and health information.

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A mesothelioma diagnosis feels devastating to the families who face it. Everyone feels lost and overwhelmed at first.

A 2021 research study noted that the global annual incidence of mesothelioma is between 7 and 40 per million, with an estimated annual death rate of 38,400. The study also projected that this number is set to increase due to continued asbestos use.

You probably have many questions about treatment and surviving the disease. The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com, the nation’s most trusted mesothelioma resource, has answers.

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Karen Selby, RN and Patient Advocate, reviews our Mesothelioma Guide, one of the best sources of information and support on this rare cancer.

We created this resource to support newly diagnosed patients and their loved ones navigate every aspect of living with mesothelioma. From here, you can find more information about mesothelioma, its treatment and the many ways you can support yourself and your family through this experience.

One of the most important first steps after a mesothelioma diagnosis is getting a second opinion from a mesothelioma specialist. These doctors have the skills and experience necessary to treat this rare cancer on an individual basis. They can get you access to the latest treatments and clinical trials.

Once your diagnosis is confirmed, you can learn all about mesothelioma and how the cancer is treated. We can find the support, resources and other help for mesothelioma you may need.

Quick Facts About Mesothelioma

  • Average age of mesothelioma patient is 69. Source: American Cancer Society
  • Asbestos bankruptcy trusts contain more than $30 billion. Source: RAND Corporation
  • Estimated value of mesothelioma claim is $180,000. Source: RAND Corporation
  • 40% of mesothelioma patients survive at least 1 year. Source: American Cancer Society
  • Mesothelioma symptoms take 20-50 years to appear after exposure. Source: European Journal of Cancer Prevention
  • Approximately 3,000 new cases diagnosed annually in the U.S. Source: American Cancer Society

Information About Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma primarily occurs in people who worked with asbestos for a long time. Some people were exposed through a family member who worked with asbestos. This is known as secondary exposure.

Mesothelioma Treatment Resources

Mesothelioma is treated with chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy. Clinical trials are testing new treatments including immunotherapy.

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Mesothelioma Support Resources

Support for mesothelioma comes in many forms. Patients are encouraged to grow a strong support system involving family, friends, neighbors and community members.

Consider the following resources to support yourself and your family.

Financial Help

Another important form of support is financial help for mesothelioma. Treatment is expensive with and without insurance. Families can benefit from several different types of financial support including Social Security Disability, VA benefits, and travel, housing and treatment grants.

  • Compensation: Mesothelioma patients have several avenues for compensation including trust funds and other legal claims.
  • Legal Help: Mesothelioma lawyers help patients seek settlements and they can go to court on your behalf. They can also advise you on when to file to make sure you stay within the statute of limitations.

Resources for Mesothelioma Patients

Resources for Veterans Exposed to Asbestos

Veterans are disproportionally affected by mesothelioma. That’s because every branch of the U.S. armed forces used asbestos products until regulations were implemented the 1970s.

Additional Mesothelioma Information

A number of national, nonprofit and research organizations provide educational information, resources and other forms of help for mesothelioma patients and their families.

Additionally, the U.S. National Library of Medicine provides a searchable database of clinical trials. Patients can visit ClinicalTrials.gov to find new mesothelioma clinical trials and view results of past trials.

No one should have to face mesothelioma alone. We can help you access cancer resources and build the support system you need to overcome challenges. The road ahead may be bumpy, but you can inform yourself with knowledge and support yourself with resources to smooth the ride.


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