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Websites: Asbestos & Mesothelioma-Specific

These links take you to other websites with lots of helpful information. Some of the sites may require you to register and provide a password -- usually the registration is free.

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, Inc. (MARF)
This organization funds mesothelioma research and has some of the leading mesothelioma experts on its Board of Directors and Science Advisory Board. An excellent resource!


What Is It? What Are Its Health Effects? Is It a Problem in Your House? Protecting Yourself and Your Family.
(From the American Lung Association.)

Asbestos fact sheet -- Questions and Answers about Asbestos Exposure
How is asbestos used? What are the health hazards of exposure to asbestos? Who is at risk? How great is the risk? How does smoking affect risk? Who needs to be examined? What are the treatments for asbestos-related diseases? How can workers protect themselves? What should people who have been exposed to asbestos do? Will the Government provide examinations and treatment or pay for such services? What about insurance coverage? Is there a danger of nonoccupational exposure from products contaminated with asbestos particles?
(From the National Cancer Institute.)

Provides information about asbestos, materials in which it is found, handling regulations, and government documents relating to asbestos.
(From the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor.)


Classic Mesothelioma References
These are links to articles that have appeared in professional journals. Organized by topic : Epidemiology, Biology, Pathology, Staging, General Treatment, Chemotherapy. (From the American Society of Clinical Oncology.)

PDQ treatment statement for Malignant Mesothelioma
To read the PDQ treatment statement, select "Patients" under the topic Treatment: Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment. (CancerNet is a service of the National Cancer Institute and PDQ is NCI's comprehensive cancer database.)

Descriptions and images of mesothelioma
(From The Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the New York University School of Medicine.)

Malignant Mesothelioma Resource Center
Under "Getting Specific" first select "other cancers" and click Go. Then select "Malignant Mesothelioma" from the choices provided and click Go again. (From the American Cancer Society.)

Mesothelioma factsheet
What is mesothelioma? What causes mesothelioma? Signs and symptoms; Tests; Treatment; Coping with mesothelioma; Relieving symptoms. (CancerBACUP is the United Kingdom’s leading cancer information service.)

Peritoneal Mesothelioma
A discussion of peritoneal mesothelioma from the Center for Surgical Oncology at the Washington Cancer Institute, Washington Hospital Center, in Washington, D.C.

PET Imaging of Pleural Mesothelioma
This discussion of pleural mesothelioma is one of a number of Electronic Learning Resources at Harvard Medical School's Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine.

Improving Our Management of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma
This guest editorial by doctors at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute in Tampa, Florida, appeared in Cancer Control Journal, vol. 4, no. 4.

Mesothelioma Support & Information discussion list archives
Search the Association of Cancer Online Resources (ACOR) mesothelioma discussion list archives, post to the list, join or leave the list.

Search these sites for the term "mesothelioma."
Select "Malignant Mesothelioma" from the Cancer Types pull-down menu. Takes you to a page of links to articles, news, live chats, etc.

Browse this site by subject (Types of Cancer, Cancer Treatments, Coping with Cancer, Screening/Prevention, Clinical Trials, Symptom Management,etc.) or search for the term "mesothelioma" to select from a number of articles and presentations by doctors at the University of Pennsylvania's Cancer Center.

Virtual Hospital
Search for the term "mesothelioma" and select from a number of articles and presentations by doctors at the University of Iowa's Virtual Hospital®, a service of University of Iowa Health Care. Topics cover diagnosis, staging, treatment options, etc.

WebMD Health
A search for the term "mesothelioma" results in links to articles about benign-fibrous, malignant mesothelioma, asbestos, and related topics. Subtopics include definition; causes; incidence and risk factors; symptoms; signs and tests; treatment; expectations (prognosis); complications; calling your health care provider; and prevention.


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