The Mesothelioma Center is dedicated to helping mesothelioma patients and their loved ones through a variety of free resources. Hear what some survivors and family members have to say about our services.
The Mesothelioma Center Reviews on Google
Thanks to Dr. Smart and the Mesothelioma Center, I went from knowing nothing about this disease to knowing how it is contracted, what it does to the body, treatments available, etc in just three short weeks. I went from totally overwhelmed to having an understanding of what we were facing and were to go for treatment. I was not very nice the first time Dr. Smart called. I was in a hospital room watching my husband go through 2 surgeries in 4 days. A day later, a shipment of materials arrived from the Center. It was exactly what I needed to help us deal with this terrible disease. We still have a long way to go but I now know I have the support of the center to direct me to the resources we will need. I watched a webinar put on by The Mesothelioma Center. Three weeks ago, doctors where asking us what questions we had. We didn’t know enough to even come up with a question. Now, I am able to ask the questions that we need to have answered. We were directed to doctors who are experts in this field. These are doctors that we are very comfortable with handling my husband’s care. They are not the team of doctors we started with but the ones that are the best fit for us. We are so grateful to Dr. Smart and the Center. We have many things related to this illness that we have to take care of, such as nutrition and the financial aspects. I know I can turn to the Mesothelioma Center for guidance. Three weeks ago, I didn’t know this organization existed. Today, I don’t know how we would have moved forward without this support.
I found the Mesothelioma Center looking for answers on the internet. I recently found out that i was highly exposed to Asbestos back when I was in the Navy aboard the USS Marvin Shields during dry dock in 84-85. My PFT showed FEV-1 @35% I was looking for anything Asbestos related illnesses. Trying to figure out if I was eligible for the VA PACT ACT. I started communicating with Dennis Prothro. I told him I had a CT scan coming up, and he wanted me to contact him with the results. The was no cancer. I didn’t really know what to do. Couple of days after my CT scan @ 6:30 am MST the phone rings and it’s Dennis wanting to know those CT scan results. We talked for about 45 mins. I was very emotional (first time in a while….needed). That really meant a lot to me that he took the time out of his day to check on me.
You become accustomed to putting your guard up, and not wanting to to trust especially when it comes to dealing with online help. When I signed up for this, I did not expect the level of care, that was provided to me and my family that Dr. Smart provided. She has really taken a devastating situation and turned it into something that is manageable, and has given us hope, in ways I didn’t think possible.
I was very grateful and appreciative for Dr. Smart from the Mesothelioma Center. She was very helpful to my husband and I. She educated and walked us through the steps and suggested ideas and questions to ask his doctors. She also provided me with a lot of information that I can read and educate myself regarding this illness. We need more people like Dr. Smart, that is very educated and you can tell that she enjoys the work that she does by the way she assisted my husband and I. We thank the Lord and we are grateful that we met Dr. Smart from the Mesothelioma Center.
My dad was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma in October 2020. That same night, with tears in my eyes I searched frantically to learn about this terrible cancer and what we were facing. I stumbled across the Mesothelioma Center at asbestos.com. Despite the late hour, I received a call from Karen Selby (on staff nurse) less than a minute after entering my information on their website contact form. That call birthed our very helpful connection with several other persons in this organization who helped us. Sadly, my dad passed away just 4 months after his diagnosis. Aaron Munz successfully guided my parents and, following my dad’s death, me and my mother in the sbestos-related claims to the VA. The process of working with the VA takes time, but the Mesothelioma Center was right there with us every step of the way. Thank you Aaron and everyone at the Mesothelioma Center for the work you do and the help you have been to me in my endeavor to handle this process for my mother. Thank you for your quick responses to all of my emails and for giving me good information and advice. My God bless you for the service you render to hurting and scared families
People We Helped Find Treatment
“My family has only the highest compliment for the assistance and support that we received from The Mesothelioma Center. This is a staff of compassionate and knowledgeable individuals who respects what your family is experiencing and who goes the extra mile to make an unfortunate diagnosis less stressful. Information and assistance was provided by The Mesothelioma Center at no cost to our family.”LaShawnDaughter of a mesothelioma patient
“Because of their guidance, I was able to navigate getting my mother into MD Anderson when her case got put aside by mistake in all the COVID-19 craziness. Vanessa was amazing and I can’t recommend enough reaching out to them. I thought it was a gimmick to get you to hire a lawyer, but I was so wrong. They truly seemed to want to help meso patients and KNOW what you need to ask and do in order to get help.”DeAnna S.Daughter of a mesothelioma patient
“Danielle DiPietro was an invaluable resource for me. Her suggestions and recommendations guided us towards stellar practitioners in our area. Without her advocacy, I feel we would have been receiving less than optimal medical and legal care for mesothelioma. Receiving the diagnosis was a shock and I felt lost initially. I wish everyone could take advantage of this FREE assistance.”Deborah C.Spouse of a mesothelioma patient
Learn about Charles Wood’s journey to get specialized treatment for pleural mesothelioma.
What Veterans with Mesothelioma Say About Us
“We’re very fortunate to know the Veterans Department and the whole team at Asbestos.com. We were in dire straits, and they gave us hope.”John ConwayVeteran
“Thank you for all that you have done to make filing my brother’s VA Mesothelioma claim as easy as possible. It is hard enough to deal with the heartache of learning that our beloved brother and son was diagnosed with Stage IV Peritoneal Mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure and then to wonder what could we do to help make him as comfortable as possible. Your friendly voice and desire to help prompted me to call you back.”Margaret S.
“If you are a vet with suspected asbestos exposure, this site is one you should bookmark.”Britt W.Veteran
Testimonials About Legal & Financial Assistance
“After being diagnosed with mesothelioma, my husband was at a loss. We knew nothing of this disease. I searched online and found The Mesothelioma Center. After a quick look around their site I searched no longer. I felt comfortable asking for information and within the hour Dr. Smart, a patient advocate, had called me. She was exactly who we needed! She answered many of my questions, guided me with phone numbers and put us in touch with an attorney (the same company recommended by our doctor). The attorneys from Weitz & Luxenberg are helpful beyond measure. They are advocating for us and we will get help with medical bills and financial support as we travel this road. Their response was rapid and continuous, as we needed. This is a team effort with regular phone calls from Dr. Smart to check on Richard, questions answered and Richard’s case being filed by knowledgeable attorneys. We are elderly and we feel protected and safe with this great team who reaches out to those with mesothelioma. We are truly grateful.”Margaret S.Wife of a mesothelioma patient
“Because of you, my mother is going to be financially set once the settlements come in. Without your guidance, my father would probably have not gotten as far as he did and would have passed not knowing how my mother would be taken care of.”Starr G.Daughter of a mesothelioma patient
“Mr. Lahav exhibited kindness to myself and my family regarding my mother’s recent mesothelioma diagnosis. I could never have expected such a selfless act carried through by any organization, non-profit or otherwise.”Amanda M.Daughter of a mesothelioma patient
What People Say About Our Other Services
“The patient advocates are absolutely amazing and helpful! I am so very pleased with the information and the emotional support that I have received from everyone! When I felt all hope was lost, Amy gave me great information and was so compassionate. I do not feel alone and I know there is strong support for anyone dealing with this tragic disease. I received a free information package, including a recipe book, information on the disease, a toll-free number to contact for assistance and a book with the answers to 100 questions that are commonly asked. This information alone was worth my time! I read for hours and hours and just that alone, knowledge, can be a great comfort. To fully understand this disease, to just have the knowledge! Thank you all! Thank you so, so much.”Pamela K.Loved one of a mesothelioma patient
“I can’t thank The Mesothelioma Center for their quick response to sending me information or for their willingness to have someone available to me or my family to answer questions.”Gailynne F.Sister of a mesothelioma patient
“Their monthly nation wide support group has been a tremendous help for me.”Mary L.Caregiver of a mesothelioma patient
Meet Our Team
Mesothelioma patients and their loved ones turn to our team of Patient Advocates for answers to their medical, health and financial questions. They also provide guidance, support and compassion. Let our team help you on your cancer journey.
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