Some suggested resources for additional general information about mesothelioma include:
Canadian Cancer Society (CCS): The CCS has a lot of information about mesothelioma that will help you to understand your diagnosis and to make decisions about treatment. On their website, you will also find information about what causes mesothelioma and mesothelioma statistics.
University Health Network (UHN) Mesothelioma Multidisciplinary Program: Healthcare providers in this program all specialize in mesothelioma. The website provides information on understanding pleural mesothelioma and explains how they assess and evaluate suspected or confirmed mesothelioma patients, as well as their interprofessional approach to comprehensive care. The UHN program accepts patient referrals from across Canada and will connect you with additional resources as needed.
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization in the United States dedicated to ending mesothelioma and the suffering it causes. Its website has a lot of resources to help you understand what mesothelioma is and what treatment options are available. It also has an online tool to help you search for clinical trials.
The US National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health provides resources for mesothelioma patients that are written in easy-to-understand, non-technical language. These resources contain summaries of the latest published information on mesothelioma, including risk factors, detection and diagnosis, treatment options, and coping with cancer.
American Cancer Society (ACS): The ACS has a lot of information about malignant mesothelioma, including risk factors, symptoms and how it's diagnosed, how it's treated, and how to live after treatment.
Other resources that you may find helpful include:
- MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Malignant Mesothelioma
- eMedicine: Mesothelioma
CancerResearch UK provides comprehensive and easy-to-read information for people affected by cancer. In addition to information about mesothelioma that may help you understand your diagnosis and your treatment options, the site provides information that may help you make treatment decisions for pleural mesothelioma and treatment decisions for peritoneal mesothelioma). You will also find information about the risks and causes of mesothelioma and ongoing mesothelioma research.