Support groups for persons diagnosed with mesothelioma serve as informational
centers to educate the public and medical community about asbestos-related
diseases. Their mission is multifaceted. Besides serving as the united voice for
all victims of asbestos, support groups help patients connect with national
experts to learn the very latest news on treatment options. They support
legislation like the “Ban Asbestos in America” bill currently in Congress, and
they are advocates for research that will lead to early detection and prevention
in the hope of discovering a cure for mesothelioma. Most importantly, support
groups will support you in your quest for information that will empower you in
your hour of need. If you have any doubts about seeking justice for your
situation, support groups are well versed on American’s right to file suit for
asbestos-related injuries and your absolute right to fair compensation for
medical costs and lost wages.
Some of the major support groups dedicated to Mesothelioma patients and
Applied Research Foundation (MARF). MARF is a national organization funded
by Mesothelioma patients and their families. The Web site also has a message
board you can join and speak with other Mesothelioma patients and families.
. This site, also supported by Mesothelioma patients and their families, is
sponsored by The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO). It offers
information, links to other support sources, as well as links to additional
reading and other materials.
Your medical care team is focused on your
treatment plan and prognosis. Your support network can help you deal with the
many questions and concerns you will face. Click here for more lung cancer and
mesothelioma support groups.
For more information, watch our informative
video about Mesothelioma