An estimated 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year in the United States alone. Most are men in their 60’s or 70’s. Mesothelioma victims come from diverse backgrounds and locales, but have one thing in common-exposure to asbestos.
Cancer Support Groups
National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information
Service: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-442-6237)
National Cancer Institute
Office of Cancer Communications
31 Center Drive, MSC 2580
Bethesda, MD 20892-2580
American Cancer Society
Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania,
this site offers a comprehensive, well organized
source of cancer information for patients and
Cancer Care is an organization that provides
assistance free of charge to people with cancer.
Thissite provides information on support groups,
financialassistance and cancer treatment.
This site provides tips and background information
on cancer fatigue; cancer patients can also have their
personal questions about cancer fatigue answered
by oncology nurses.
Cancer Hope Network
This nonprofit organization provides free one-on-one
support with trained volunteers to cancer patients
and their families.
Cancer Supportive Care
This site contains supportive care information
includingnutrition, fatigue, anemia and pain
Corporate Angel Network
The Corporate Angel Network provides cancer
patients with free air transportation to and from
medical facilities using empty seats on corporate
aircraft. Patients must meet certain qualifications,
but do not need to meet any financial need criteria.
The Hospice Web
This site stresses whole person care and provides
a means for locating suitable hospices.
The Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy,
Support and Education
ALCASE is a nationally based organization devoted
to improving the quality of life for people with lung
cancerthrough education, support, advocacy and
rehabilitation. This site provides information on lung
cancer, clinical trials and provides a connection
to others with lung cancer.