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MesotheliomaHelp.org is a comprehensive resource for those affected by asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. A diagnosis of these cancers can feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to deal with it alone. On this site, you can find solutions and connect with others in our community.

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When a loved one has mesothelioma, you may find yourself supporting them through a very difficult time. Draw on the knowledge of our community so that you can provide the best care possible.

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Each new year brings medical research breakthroughs that not long ago seemed like science fiction. Learn the latest about this type of asbestos cancer so that you can make informed decisions about your healthcare.

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Compensation For Mesothelioma

For many families that are coping with a mesothelioma diagnosis, the related expenses can be overwhelming. You should know that financial and legal help are available. Depending on your circumstances, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical expenses, including any treatments that your doctor may recommend in the future.
  • The cost of travel related to your mesothelioma treatment.
  • Lost wages due to your disease, both now and into the future.
  • Costs of hiring someone to care for your spouse and complete household chores, things you usually do but no longer can.
  • The physical, emotional and psychological pain and suffering you have experienced.

In certain cases in which the at-fault asbestos company showed extreme misconduct, you may be awarded punitive damages, which are intended to punish the at-fault party.

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How Could I Have Been Exposed To Asbestos?

When asbestos is inhaled or ingested, it can cause mesothelioma. It has been used in hundreds of products, including manufactured goods, building materials (such as shingles, siding, ceiling and floor tiles, and patching products), friction products (such as vehicle clutches, brakes and transmission parts), gaskets and coatings. It was also used in machinery such as pumps and valves.

  • 33 million houses and businesses in the U.S. contain asbestos, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates.
  • Most people who are diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos on the job or during military service.
  • Some people were exposed in their own homes, such as families of workers who unknowingly brought asbestos fibers home on their clothing.


Each year, about 3,000 Americans are diagnosed with the incurable asbestos cancer mesothelioma. The only recognized cause is exposure to asbestos, which can be prevented. Read more about statistics of mesothelioma in the United States.

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Mesothelioma Cookbook

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"Dining with Donnie," Benefits Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Jennifer Gelsick has been working with the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation on a project to raise funds for mesothelioma research. Over the past few months, they have been compiling recipes, stories, and pictures for the cookbook, Dining with Donnie.

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Recent News

19 Oct 2017

Creative Scientists May Eventually Find a Simple Way To Monitor Mesothelioma Symptoms

MesotheliomaHelp has covered breakthrough technology that may seem more appropriate for science fiction articles, such as the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZ ...

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20 Oct 2017

I can’t believe that the lives of my family have been affected by mesothelioma for over five years ...

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