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Looking To The Positive

When you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, being positive may not be the first thing on your mind. There are doctor’s visits, diagnostic-testing appointments and treatment plans to consider. And when you finally settle down to do a little research on the topic, you might not like what you read. Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer with survival rates and prognoses that vary depending on gender, age of the patient and stage of the disease.

While it may seem as though there aren’t many positives right now, it’s important to remember that you have a lot of things going for you. Years ago, when a growing number of factory, mine and ship workers were being diagnosed with mesothelioma, trailblazing mesothelioma patients battled major corporations to admit that their complete and utter disregard for asbestos exposure caused major medical problems. Because of their sacrifice, you have access to some of the best doctors in the world, fast financial assistance and quality treatment options. The patient advocates at the Mesothelioma Support Network have worked hard to bring those to you in the easiest possible way.

Doctor Match Program

Our medical and legal experts have scoured the United States to pinpoint the best physicians in the field of mesothelioma treatment and research. We believe it is important to have doctors who not only aggressively treat the disease but are also working diligently to advance treatments and a possible cure. That means the doctor is on the cutting edge of technology and not content with the status quo.

Our exclusive Doctor Match Program pairs patients with doctors. The process is simple:

Contact us now and tell us the your details, including your diagnosis. We call you to learn more specific details about you and your diagnosis to match you with the best physicians or cancer centers. Taking your location and travel restrictions into consideration, we can recommend the best doctors for your situation.

We can provide you with detailed information about doctors, their backgrounds and their success rates. We will work with you to find the best doctor that suits your needs. If your appointment date is weeks away, we can hasten you to another doctor or cancer center. At the same time, we will work to get you the financial assistance you need for quality medical care.

Getting Fast Financial Assistance

Overall, mesothelioma patients are on the fast track for financial assistance to pay for medical bills and other expenses. Because mesothelioma treatment often requires the victims to seek speedy and continued treatment, they may not be able to return to work immediately. That means there’s less money for household expenses and daily living costs. That’s where we come in.

The patient advocates at the Mesothelioma Support Network are experts in helping mesothelioma patients get fast access to available funds:

  • Bankruptcy Trust Funds – Following scores of lawsuits, at-fault companies started filing for bankruptcy protection. The federal courts demanded these companies set aside moneys for injured patients in special accounts calls trusts.
  • Settlements – Often, at-fault companies choose to settle a mesothelioma lawsuit instead of fighting it in court. That means injured patients don’t have to go through the hassle of a trial.
  • VA Claims – Those exposed to asbestos while in the military are entitled to special compensation for injuries that happened while serving our country. Our Veterans Affairs Officers are experts in navigating this confusing process.
  • SSI Compassionate Allowance – Social Security has a special program for those diagnosed with certain kinds of cancers, including mesothelioma, which allows for expedited access to Social Security disability benefits.

More information on the types of financial assistance available can be located on this page.

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