A mesothelioma diagnosis can be overwhelming. Whether you are a patient, caregiver, friend or family member of a patient, a mesothelioma diagnosis brings with it many challenges. Below are resources to help in the support for mesothelioma victims.
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is the only national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that funds peer-reviewed research, provides education and patient services, and advocates for increased federal research dollars and better treatments for mesothelioma patients. In this role, the Foundation organizes and hosts various conferences and fundraising and awareness events. The Meso Foundation saves lives by funding critical research in prevention, early detection, and treatment development. Learn more at http://www.curemeso.org
The American Cancer Society (ACS), for over 100 years, has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer. As your American Cancer Society, we are here to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. Our vision is a world free of cancer, and we are here to help you. Learn more at http://www.cancer.org/cancer/malignantmesothelioma/
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of eleven agencies that are part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NCI coordinates the U.S. National Cancer Program and conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other activities related to the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer; the supportive care of cancer patients and their families; and cancer survivorship. http://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma/
U.S. National Library of Medicine, operated by the United States federal government, is the world's largest medical library. Located in Bethesda, Maryland, the NLM is an institute within the National Institutes of Health. Its collections include more than seven million books, journals, technical reports, manuscripts, microfilms, photographs, and images on medicine and related sciences, including some of the world's oldest and rarest works. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mesothelioma.html
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