A benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous) tumor affecting the lining of the lungs and chest cavity or abdomen. Exposure to asbestos dust is the most common reason for developing this disease.
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ACOR: Mesothelioma Support and Information
Email support group for the disease.
ACS: Malignant Mesothelioma
Detailed guide features information, references, and resources about the disease.
ASCO: Mesothelioma Guide
Help guide providing the latest research, resources, and treatment options for mesothelioma cancer.
International Mesothelioma Program (IMP)
Provides information on mesothelioma types, diagnosis, and treatment options.
June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund
Features news, fundraising and research activity, history of the disease, donations, advice, and support information.
Macmillan Cancer Support: Mesothelioma
Description of the disease, causes and diagnosis, treatment options, clinical trials, and additional resources.
Mayo Clinic: Mesothelioma
Includes a description of mesothelioma and provides information about symptoms, causes, risk factors, complications, treatments and drugs.
Provides the definition, symptoms, risk factors, complications, and treatment options. Includes illustrations.
Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Nonprofit organization that collaborates with patients, families, physicians, advocates and researchers dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma.
Resources and information on the latest treatments for mesothelioma, an in-depth guide for patients, family members and friends.
Information and resource for patients with mesothelioma and their caregivers. Includes causes, diagnosis, treatment options, clinical trials, legal issues, links, and support groups.
Mick Knighton Mesothelioma Research Fund
Raising funds for disease research. Includes information, support, fundraising activities, donations, a message board and personal stories.
NCI: Malignant Mesothelioma
Array of information resources for lay and professional viewers. Includes causes, prevention, genetics, treatment options and clinical trials.
NHS Choices: Mesothelioma
Provides information on this cancer of the mesothelial cells, its causes and outlook. Includes a video where patients describe their experiences.