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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 also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website,

Living with cancer

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

Living With Uncertainty: The Fear of Cancer Recurrence

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

Guide to Controlling Cancer Pain (also available in Spanish)

Nutrition and Physical Activity During and After Cancer Treatment: Answers to Common Questions

When Your Cancer Comes Back: Cancer Recurrence

Understanding cancer treatments

Understanding Cancer Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Their Families (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)

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

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)

Questions About Smoking, Tobacco, and Health (also available in Spanish)

Guide to Quitting Smoking (also available in Spanish)

Testing and diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma


Testing Biopsy and Cytology Specimens for Cancer

When 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*

In addition to the American Cancer Society, other sources of patient 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
Telephone: 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)

    More on mesothelioma, peer support via other patients and families dealing with mesothelioma, and referrals to clinical trials and doctors who specialize in mesothelioma. Booklet: “100 Questions and Answers About Mesothelioma”

National Cancer Institute
Telephone: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)

    Provides information on all types of cancer, living with cancer, support information for families of people with cancer, research, and more

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: 12/19/2013
Last Revised: 12/19/2013