Understanding Mesothelioma

They say that information is power, and this is as true when it comes to dealing with an illness as is any other situation. One of the greatest challenges of a mesothelioma diagnosis is the fact that it is so unfamiliar. The condition is extremely rare — it is only diagnosed in 3,500 Americans per year — so very few people have a friend, family member or colleague to whom they can turn for information or advice. In many cases, even the patient’s physician will only have limited information to offer. This does not mean that no resources are available, but it does mean that you may have to dig a bit deeper to find the answers you need.

Learning What You Can About Mesothelioma

Learning as much as you can about malignant mesothelioma is essential to being able to make informed decisions about the treatment options that are available to you, as well as the steps you need to take to prepare and protect your family. There are many ways that you can get this information, and this website is a good place to start. Here you will find:

  • Information on what mesothelioma is, its causes, what symptoms to watch out for, and what to do if you suspect you may have it.
  • Details on the different types of mesothelioma, where to go for state-of-the-art therapies, the various tests you are likely to undergo, and the treatment options available. We also provide information on the latest in mesothelioma research, as well as alternative medicine options and access to clinical trials you may be eligible to participate in.
  • Information on asbestos and its role in mesothelioma, including what asbestos is, the damage it causes, and what companies and products are responsible for many asbestos exposures.
  • Planning information including the prognosis for mesothelioma patients, legal options available to them, resources for emotional support, financial advice, and more.

It is normal to react to a mesothelioma diagnosis with fear, grief, disbelief and anger. But once the initial shock has passed your best course of action is to learn as much as you can. The more you understand about the disease and the resources that are available to you, the better you will be able to help yourself and those you love.

For more information on mesothelioma and the help that we can provide to its victims, complete this form, or call us directly at 1-800-763-9286. We’ll send you helpful information, and provide you with invaluable comprehensive guidance.