Whether you were just diagnosed with mesothelioma or have been battling the disease, the Mesothelioma Support Network is your primary source for the most up-to-date and accurate information.
Our support services include access to patient advocates who understand the complexities of the disease, the numerous available treatments and the financial programs to pay for it all. They also have access to our exclusive programs that are aimed at personalized patient care.
Mesothelioma is a complex disease that attacks the inner lining of the body. Mainly caused by asbestos exposure, mesothelioma is most commonly known to fester in the peritoneal (abdominal) pericardial (heart) or pleural (lungs) areas. The disease is known to linger in the body for decades before the first signs emerge.
Asbestos is a brittle mineral that must be excavated from deep in the Earth. When broken, thin fluffy fibers are released. For decades, these fibers were coveted for their superior heat- and fire-resistant properties and mixed into a variety of materials, including textiles, cement and metal. Exposure can come from a variety of sources, but most often patients have been exposed at work or in the military.
For most mesothelioma patients, the symptoms of the disease come on slowly. Often, by the time a patient is diagnosed, the mesothelioma has metastasized (spread) throughout the body, making a curative treatment difficult.
If caught in the earlier stages, mesothelioma treatments include conventional methods such as surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. In the later stages, the best course includes palliative treatments. For all stages, there are several ways to improve your life expectancy, including participating in clinical trials and complementary and alternative medicines (CAM). Our goal is to provide you with the most current and relevant information about emerging mesothelioma treatments. In addition, our Doctor Match Program is aimed at pairing patients with professionals.
All mesothelioma patients understand that this disease can encompass every portion of their lives. At the Mesothelioma Support Network, we strive to empower and inspire patients with information. We want to take some of the disease’s control away and put the power back into the patient’s hands.
We offer tips to help you cope with the diagnosis and all of the new emotions it brings, finding and joining support groups and managing your personal affairs.
The Mesothelioma Support Network isn’t just known for its groundbreaking and informative website, but also for the printed materials it provides.
By contacting our patient advocates and having a brief discussion regarding your disease, we will provide you with personalized information that will be informative, uplifting and helpful to guide you through this journey. Contact us today for your no-obligation informational packet.
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The Mesothelioma Support Network has a staff of patient advocates whose main goal is to help mesothelioma patients get access to the things they need the most.
The journey through mesothelioma can be financially and emotionally straining. Even with health insurance, patients must come up with thousands of dollars for treatment.
Mesothelioma is primarily caused by occupational exposure to asbestos and exposure to products that contain asbestos. Because of this, special funds have been established to help mesothelioma victims.