Exposure to asbestos is the main cause of mesothelioma. Asbestos fibres are very fine. You can be exposed to asbestos either directly (working with asbestos, or living or working where asbestos was released from building materials or other asbestos products), or indirectly (living with an asbestos worker and being exposed to the asbestos dust that is brought home on clothing and hair). Mesothelioma may not appear until 15 to 40 years after exposure to asbestos. Some people develop mesothelioma without knowing they’ve been exposed to asbestos. Other possible risk factors, such as family history, genetics and personal health history, are being studied to see if they increase the risk of getting mesothelioma (Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Encyclopedia).
For additional information on the causes of mesothelioma, please go to the Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Encyclopedia.
Treat Mesothelioma is a concerned group of people that want to raise awareness for Asbestos, finding a cure/treatment for Mesothelioma, and support Veterans with Mesothelioma. Our mission is to guide mesothelioma patients and all those dealing with asbestos related cancers towards answers, care options, and free health solutions that improve their lives and everyone around them.
Mesothelioma Lawyer Center offers comprehensive asbestos and mesothelioma information, along with an emphasis on the legal options available to asbestos victims and their families. The legal options available to asbestos victims are of the utmost importance, so that victims and their families can pay for medical expenses and receive compensation for the pain and suffering they endure. All of the information provided is completely free.
This organization is focused on helping Americans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.
546 Fifth Ave
New York, NY – 10036
Mesothelioma Help Now is here to educate and support mesothelioma patients and their families. Research has shown the more you know about a disease, the better prepared you’ll be to cope with everything that comes your way. So, let’s learn, share, and take action together.
Mesothelioma Hub (USA)
Learn about the causes, common symptoms, and treatment options for malignant mesothelioma and get USA-specific legal advice on how to file a claim if you or a loved one has been diagnosed.
Mesothelioma.net is here to help you in whatever way they can, so if you’re looking for answers to questions, support, legal information or the best way to find the specialist you need, turn to them. For over 15 years, they’ve provided the free resources to mesothelioma patients and loved ones.
440 Louisiana Street, Suite 1212
Houston, Texas 77532
Mesothelioma Group is a small team of healthcare professionals, patient advocates, and communication specialists who have one goal: to lead the way in supporting and encouraging mesothelioma patients and their families. This website provides step-by-step guidance, caregiving support, and invaluable resources and information on mesothelioma.
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation supports research, connects patients with experts, and advocates for the amelioration and eventual eradication of mesothelioma as a life-ending disease in the United States. The foundation is a non-profit organization funded by patients, families and corporate sponsors.
1317 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is an online resource for mesothelioma patients and their families. The web page offers information about mesothelioma and its treatments, as well as legal advice. They also have a blog for patients and families to read new information and relate to personal stories.
35 Thorpe Avenue, Suite 101
Wallingford, CT 06492
United States of America
The site has pulled together as a single resource everything related to asbestos in order to promote education and awareness for victims, their families, and the general public. Our goal is to provide accurate, relevant information that can be used for general informational purposes, and to advocate for a greater awareness of the dangers of asbestos and the realities of mesothelioma. Sponsored by Seeger Weiss, LLP.
77 Water Street
New York, NY 10005
United States of America
Phone: 1 888-896-2550
Mesothelioma Aid is a website devoted to life issues for mesothelioma patients and their families, and is sponsored by Jonathan David of The David Law Firm.
The David Law Firm, P.C.
2202 Timberloch Place, Suite 200
The Woodlands, TX 77380
(The Greater Houston Area)
Toll Free:(800) 998-9729
Phone : ( 281) 296-9090
Fax : ( 281) 296-9494
The Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America has a mission: fund research that will lead to the quickest cure for mesothelioma. Mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs caused by asbestos exposure, has very few treatment options at this time. Since the year 2001, the foundation has funded the opening of the Mesothelioma Laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Gill at the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles. In the process, Dr. Gill (a board certified oncologist and hematologist) had received FDA approval from the U.S. Government to do Phase I Clinical Trials on a new mesothelioma treatment drug called Veglin, whose research was 100% funded by the foundation. It proved successful in Phase I and Phase II of the clinical trials for Veglin began July 30th, 2004.
Elizabeth Paul, Executive Director
Toll Free: (800) 909-Meso (6376)
3011 Townsgate Rd, Suite 450
Westlake Village, CA 91361
For more information and other questions contact:
Jerry Neil Paul
Mesothelioma and Asbestos Cancer Resource and Advocacy. Demanding justice for mesothelioma victims.
1330 Boylston Street, Suite 400
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
We’re here to help those who need to know how to battle this disease. Our website is full of information about mesothelioma cancer, and what we do best is provide support and resources for people and families who need help understanding and coping with this disease.
Telephone: (800) 615-2270
The MAA Center provides useful guides about mesothelioma, with information on the disease, treatment options, and supplemental resources.
Telephone: (866) 823-4516
Sokolove Law (USA)
Sokolove Law was founded to help people suffering from asbestos-related diseases. Many companies and employers knew the dangerous health consequences of asbestos. It can be extremely difficult to come to grips with the fact that a company you worked for decades ago chose not to warn you — and now you are fighting for your life. Our team has more than 40 years of experience fighting on behalf of mesothelioma victims. We have helped people in all 50 states.
Mesothelioma UK is a national resource centre dedicated to providing specialized mesothelioma information and support, and improving care and treatment.
C/O Hospital Management Offices
Leicester LE3 9QP