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.
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.
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.
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.
Emily Ward Diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in 2012
"When you call into the support group, the staff on the call know who you are and are eager to help."
Dave Support group attendee
"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."
Richard M. 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."
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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or call (877) 625-4161