Join Our Exclusive Mesothelioma Support Group

  • Next Meeting: Aug. 14
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET

Our support group provides a rare opportunity for mesothelioma patients, caregivers and family members to share their story and hear from others around the country who are battling the disease.

Can’t make this meeting? Sign up for information on the next one.

Join the Support Group

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Mesothelioma Support Group Benefits

  • Meet People Like You

    Learn more about coping with the disease by connecting with patients who are going through the same process. They are the most qualified to help you understand your unique situation.

  • Get Professional Guidance

    Our mental health counselor, Dana Nolan, will guide you through the often stressful process of dealing with this disease. She has years of experience helping hundreds of people overcome difficulties.

  • Share Your Story with Others

    One of the best ways mesothelioma patients relieve their stress is by sharing their stories with others. You may be a source of inspiration to someone in the same position as you.

What Are People Saying?

When you call into the support group, the staff on the call know who you are and are eager to help.
Emily Ward
Diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in 2012
This is something that people are not capable of doing in any other forum other than the occasional brief meeting that occurs between patients in the waiting room at an oncologist appointment.
Support group attendee
The monthly online support group is very important to me. It\’s helpful to hear directly from other patients openly share information. If you are a patient or a caregiver, go to the website and get involved with the support group.
Richard M.
Support group attendee

Meet the group leaders

Dana Nolan, mental health counselor and the Mesothelioma Center's monthly support group host
Dana Nolan, MS, LMHC
Mental Health Counselor & Contributing Writer
Dana is our monthly support group moderator. She is a licensed mental health counselor with experience in clinical research in the U.S. and Australia as well as inpatient and outpatient counseling.
Karen Selby, RN, patient advocate for the Mesothelioma Center
Karen Selby, RN
Registered Nurse and Patient Advocate
Karen is a registered nurse and Patient Advocate. As a former tissue bank director, Karen understands the unique needs and personal goals of each patient and their caregivers.
Snehal Smart, M.D., patient advocate for The Mesothelioma Center
Snehal Smart, M.D.
Medical Doctor and Patient Advocate
Dr. Snehal Smart is an experienced Patient Advocate and an expert medical writer. She stays current on the latest medical research, reading peer-reviewed studies and interviewing oncologists to learn about advancements in diagnostic tools and cancer treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I attend the support group?

Prior to each meeting, participants who have spoken with a Patient Advocate to confirm their contact information will receive an email with a unique link and phone number in order to attend.

What happens in the online support group?

Each meeting begins with a brief introduction from Dana, who later opens the floor so the group can share their cancer stories, challenges and achievements. Registered nurse Karen Selby is available to answer medical questions.

What does the group facilitator do?

The facilitator will make sure each group member has the opportunity to discuss their mesothelioma concerns without judgment or unsolicited advice from other group members.

What if I don’t have internet access?

You still can join the group and participate over the phone. Just let us know when you register, and we’ll provide you a toll-free number to call.

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