The Mesothelioma Center Reviews on Google

Dana Falardeau
6 months ago

Nurse Navigator and Guardian Angel, don’t know which title suits Karen Selby best. Right after we received the diagnosis Peritoneal Mesothelioma we immediately went on the internet and searched for information on this specific disease. There was plenty of information on Pleural Mesothelioma but not Peritoneal. Finding a specialist in a top hospital seemed hopeless. We even checked into each of the highest ranked Cancer Hospitals/Centers per US News and World Report Rankings. We didn’t find even find Peritoneal Mesothelioma mentioned in their Websites. Finding Karen Selby was by pure accident. The call I made to was to find out more information about this disease. Karen immediately tried to calm me by sharing information about my husband’s form of Cancer and why we couldn’t find information on the internet. She relayed to me statistically how rare his disease was and how few doctors/surgeons and hospitals in the country are trained and experienced; and that their hospitals/centers were equipped to address this Cancer. She shared the list of those doctors and hospitals and urged us to get in the system immediately. We vetted all the doctors on her list and their hospitals based on experience, training, location and philosophy. When we got down to two potential doctors we called each hospital or doctor to assess their responsiveness, knowledge and flexibility to be part of the “team” we were developing. That includes a local and very respected Oncologist/Hematologist and Urologist both in Virginia (1 1/2 hours away). Both Peritoneal Mesothelioma contenders were within 4-5 hours away in different directions. We registered at both facilities so we could cut through any red tape when it’s time, per Karen Selby’s direction. And we are going to have an appointment with one after the 4th chemo. The selected Doctor would have used the same protocol before the consult. Also, he could teleconference the first consult once the next CT is sent to him. He already had the prior medical records. Karen was the first one to let us know that our local Oncologist selected the appropriate protocol for this disease as did the specialist. She gave us the two things that we really needed, information and some semblance of CONTROL! She sent us the literature we needed (received one or two days after our initial call). She is knowledgeable, professional, sincerely caring, she knows the different chemo protocols and can answer our questions honestly and candidly. So you can see why we call her our guardian angel during this journey in which we are engaged. Thank you to Karen and

Guinevere Valles
2 months ago

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.

Sunni Harris
6 months ago

Extremely communicative and helped my dad get an appointment with one of the top centers in Philadelphia. I’m so grateful for this center. They assisted with information to nutrition to legal help and assisting with scheduling appointments. Special thanks to Danielle!

4 months ago

They were able to help us find legal representation and charitable donations to support after the passing of my mother who had a 9 week battle with mesothelioma.

Kimberlin Chaney
a year ago

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.

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.”
Daughter 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

Charles and Sharon Wood
Mesothelioma survivor Charles Wood with his wife, Sharon.

Charles Wood

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 We were in dire straits, and they gave us hope.”
John Conway
“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.
Watch: Navy veteran John Conway describes his experience working with The Mesothelioma Center at

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

Joe Lahav, Esquire, author for The Mesothelioma Center

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