Mesothelioma Informational Packet
When you’re diagnosed with mesothelioma , one of the first things you’ll probably want is dependable and honest information. In the Internet age, there’s a lot of information out there, but it’s hard to tell what to trust.
At the Mesothelioma Support Network , we pride ourselves with having dependable, trustworthy and honest information that will allow you to make the best decisions. That’s why when you call our patient advocates they want to know as much information about your disease as possible. With that information, they will tailor a packet to your special needs.
Mesothelioma patients are entitled to unique services and compensation because of the nature of the disease. Primarily caused by exposure to asbestos, mesothelioma is known as an occupational disease. Most people who develop mesothelioma do so after prolonged asbestos exposure at work or from a company’s product. Those most at risk are construction workers, automotive workers, carpenters, factory workers, miners, military veterans and shipyard workers, among the long list.
Our comprehensive informational packets are chock full of information on everything from finances to health care:
This nearly 200-page guide was written to help victims and their families know the details of a diagnosis, the treatment options, outlook for the disease and support options. It covers a variety of topics, including ones that some patients and their families may be afraid to ask, such as “Why do some patients survive longer?” and the differences between complementary and alternative treatments.
Mesothelioma Support Books
The two primary included books are aimed at helping mesothelioma victims and their families deal with the stresses this disease brings. “Surviving Mesothelioma” is an inspirational look at mesothelioma survivor Judy Glezinski’s journey to health. “100 Questions & Answers About Mesothelioma,” is an authoritative guidebook that provides both a doctor’s and a patient’s view of the disease.
Wear one yourself and pass out the rest to family and friends, our blue rubber wristbands show your support for mesothelioma and asbestos awareness. These can help open the conversation about the dangers of asbestos and the problems that it can cause. You may just save someone else’s life by talking about asbestos.
Included in each packet are customized inserts that are specific to your diagnosis, whether it is pleural, peritoneal or pericardial mesothelioma link to each individual pages here). Each insert is specially tailored to the patient’s disease, has details about asbestos exposure and gives overviews about the variety of treatment types.
Our free resources also include specialized veterans assistance by a qualified Veterans Service Officer (VSO). Our VSO and veteran’s department coordinator is a retired U.S. Navy Officer and specializes in assisting veterans in getting the help they need. Also, our exclusive Doctor Match Program is aimed at pairing injured patients with the best specialists in their area. We do all the work so you can focus on fighting your disease. Our services are always free and without obligation.