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Anyone who lives with pleural mesothelioma or cares for someone with the rare disease knows that educating the public about the struggles facing mesothelioma sufferers takes continuous effort. In order to get the word out about this incurable disease support is needed from organizations, the government, the medical community and a lot of concerned citizens.
Pleural mesothelioma, a rare, aggressive form of lung cancer caused by past exposure to asbestos, is one of the most difficult cancers to treat and is diagnosed in close to 3,000 Americans each year. With so few diagnosis and patients, it is even more critical to advocate on behalf of all mesothelioma survivors and victims. Research for mesothelioma is desperately needed, and researchers rely on donations from the public to keep their projects funded and moving forward.
The primary goals of advocates of mesothelioma patients are to promote awareness of the disease, honor those dealing with terminal cancers, and to increase support for their families and the mesothelioma community.
Jennifer Gelsick lost her father to mesothelioma and now she is a strong advocate for finding a cure for the horrible disease. Each week Jennifer will write an article covering topics such as why she will always advocate for the mesothelioma community, the importance of advocacy, and tips for helping to raise critical funds for mesothelioma research.
You can contact Jennifer on Facebook.