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Additional resources for malignant mesothelioma

More information from your American Cancer Society

Here is more information you might find helpful. You can read them online or order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345.

Dealing with diagnosis and treatment

Health Professionals Associated With Cancer Care

Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)

After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)

Living with cancer

Distress in People With Cancer

Anxiety, Fear, and Depression

Nutrition for the Person With Cancer: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Living With Uncertainty: The Fear of Cancer Recurrence

When Cancer Doesn’t Go Away

When Your Cancer Comes Back: Cancer Recurrence

Guide to Controlling Cancer Pain (also in Spanish)

Understanding cancer treatments

A Guide to Cancer Surgery (also available in Spanish)

Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Their Families (also available in Spanish)

A Guide to Chemotherapy (also available in Spanish)

Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know (also available in Spanish)

Family and caregiver concerns

Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)

What It Takes to Be a Caregiver

Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home: A Guide for Patients and Families (also available in Spanish)

Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Diagnosis (also available in Spanish)

Work, insurance, and finances

In Treatment: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families (also in Spanish)

Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient

Returning to Work After Cancer Treatment

Working During Cancer Treatment

Carcinogens and cancer

Asbestos (also available in Spanish)

If treatment stops working

Nearing the End of Life

Advance Directives

Hospice Care

Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at to find out about costs or to place an order.

National organizations and websites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

Information on asbestos

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Toll-free number: 1-800-232-4636

    Offers information on toxic substances, including a special section on asbestos with fact sheets and video information

Environmental Protection Agency
Phone number: 1-202-272-0167

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Toll-free number: 1-800-321-6742 (1-800-321-OSHA)

Information on mesothelioma and cancer in general

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
Toll-free number: 1-877-363-6376 (1-877-END-MESO)

    Has information on mesothelioma, peer support via other patients and families dealing with mesothelioma, and referrals to clinical trials and doctors who specialize in mesothelioma

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)

    Part of the US National Institutes of Health, the NCI provides information on all types of cancer, living with cancer, support information for families of people with cancer, research, and more

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

    Made up of experts from many of the nation’s leading cancer centers, the NCCN develops guidelines for doctors to use when treating patients. Some of these guidelines, including one on pleural mesothelioma, are available in versions for patients as well.

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Toll-free number: 1-888-650-9127
1-877-NCCS-YES (622-7937) for some publications and Cancer Survivor Toolbox® orders

    Offers information on work, health insurance, and more. The Cancer Survival Toolbox is a free, self-learning audio program to help cancer survivors and caregivers develop practical tools needed to deal with the diagnosis, treatment and challenges of cancer. Listen online or order CDs. Also in Spanish and Chinese

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

Last Medical Review: 05/18/2015
Last Revised: 05/18/2015