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Mesothelioma Awareness

Knowing about mesothelioma—how you can get it, what you can do if you have it, how you can encourage asbestos regulation—makes all the difference when it comes to grappling with an often-mysterious disease diagnosed in only a few thousand people each year. Sometimes, being informed is the quickest route to self-empowerment. For example, once you discover that you have mesothelioma, there are some critical questions to ask your doctor:

  • What kind of mesothelioma do I have?
  • What treatment options do I have? What is the goal of treatment?
  • Should I get a second opinion?
  • What should I do to be ready for treatment?

See the full list of "What Should You Ask Your Doctor About Malignant Mesothelioma?" from the American Cancer Society.

Also from the American Cancer Society, view cancer-themed criteria for choosing a doctor and hospital, along with links to external resources like the Commission on Cancer and the Children's Oncology Group.

Advocacy: mesothelioma awareness in the world

Mesothelioma advocacy can take many forms: legal, political, economic, personal.

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