| Information for Patients and Families

At, our mission is to educate patients, their loved ones and the general public about this rare cancer and the toxin that causes it, asbestos. We strive to help those impacted by mesothelioma get the medical information, resources and legal connections they need at every step of their cancer journey.

For over 20 years, has provided free medical and legal resources to mesothelioma patients and their families during their time of need. Our team consists of medical experts, legal experts, mesothelioma survivors, award-winning journalists and researchers to ensure the most helpful, accurate and recent information about mesothelioma, asbestos and asbestos litigation. is focused on providing the best, most up-to-date mesothelioma and asbestos information based on input from experts in the field, medical journals, government sites and trustworthy news sources.

Get detailed information about the disease, including symptoms, diagnosis, stages, treatment options, life expectancy and more.

Learn more about what factors impact your life expectancy, like type and stage of mesothelioma, as well as how some patients achieved long-term survival.

Browse our extensive database of mesothelioma doctors and cancer centers and get details on conventional treatments, emerging treatments and clinical trials that could help extend survival.

Find information about asbestos, the only definitive cause of mesothelioma, including where it can be found in homes, buildings and products and occupations most at risk of exposure.

Since asbestos was used heavily across all military branches, veterans are among the most at risk for mesothelioma and account for about 30% of all diagnoses today. Learn where asbestos was used, veteran treatments centers and how to file a VA claim.

Because asbestos companies acted with neglect, mesothelioma victims and their families have legal options. Learn about your rights, including types of claims and financial assistance available, and get help connecting with law firms with experience in asbestos litigation.

Heather Von St. James was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma at 36 years old, just a few months after giving birth to her daughter. Without treatment, doctors told her she would have just 15 months to live. Heather and her family decided to pursue a new, aggressive treatment in Boston, and she is now a 13-year survivor. Today, Heather dedicates her life to advocating for patients and an asbestos ban. Connect with Heather.

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