Resources that can help with your asbestos-related cancer
“Asbestos causes cancer. Once asbestos fibers are ingested by a person, in no matter how small a quantity, they remain in the body and can be the cause of cancer 10 or 20 years later. There is no known way of removing the fibers from the body.” – 1975 statement from The Travelers Insurance Company's Catastrophe Products Committee
It can be overwhelming to research treatment options after being diagnosed with an asbestos-related cancer such as Mesothelioma. That’s why Weitz & Luxenberg has compiled the following information for you and your family members on this page. The links below will lead you to credible resources that can help to answer the pressing questions you have about asbestos related cancers. As you browse through the following resources, please also remember that because your cancer was caused by occupational asbestos exposure you have the option to pursue financial compensation from the companies responsible for your illness.
Weitz & Luxenberg can help you in this pursuit. We have over two decades of experience in asbestos litigation, and have secured more than $3 billion in successful verdicts and settlements for individuals just like you, or your family member. Financial compensation can help cover the extremely high medical expenses that are associated with cancer treatments.
Judie Gandlach is a 39 year old mother who was diagnosed with a serious asbestos cancer in 2006. After undergoing extensive treatment which included surgery and numerous chemotherapy sessions, her condition remains stable today.
As someone who continues to struggle with asbestos cancer today, she has been inspiration to many others who are going through similar situations. Gundlach offers the following advice for those who have been diagnosed with asbestos-related cancers and their families:
- Use the help that people offer you – have lots of helping hands to help you cope with your disease.
- Find doctors who are specialized in treating the asbestos-related cancer you have been diagnosed with. It’s not enough to have a really good oncologist and a really good surgeon. If they can’t tell you the kind of experience they have, it means nothing, Gundlach says.
- Visit the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) Web site at:
- To those who believe they may have been exposed to asbestos but have no symptoms, Gundlach advises them to tell their physician and watch for the symptoms – but not to dwell on it. There isn’t anything one can do after exposure to lessen the risk.
- Turn anxiety into action and contact your legislators and ask them why they are still allowing the manufacture of goods containing asbestos.
Links to resources:
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization is an independent nonprofit organization that seeks to give asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure. ADAO’s mission includes supporting global advocacy and advancing asbestos awareness, prevention, early detection, treatment, and resources for asbestos-related disease.
OncoLink was founded in 1994 by Penn cancer specialists to help cancer patients, families, health care professionals and the general public get accurate cancer-related information at no charge. The website is designed to make it easy for the general public to navigate through the pages to obtain the information that they want. Through OncoLink you can get comprehensive information about specific types of cancer, updates on cancer treatments and news about research advances that is updated every day.
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society has many national and local programs, as well as a 24-hour support line, to help cancer survivors with problems such as travel, lodging and emotional issues.
National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NCI, established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training.
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Not only can financial compensation from a lawsuit help to cover your medical expenses, but it can also assist with travel to clinical trials that you may want to pursue. In addition, Weitz & Luxenberg can help you receive enough compensation so that you and your family are financially stable during the entire duration of your treatment.
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