Category Archives: Recommended mesothelioma organisations
Being newly diagnosed with cancer can be a daunting task when you are unsure of who to turn to for advice and support on the internet. The list below are recommended websites by ‘Cancer Research UK’. The websites listed are reputable sources of indepth and valuable information on cancer.
- Cancer Research UK
P.O. Box 123
Telephone: 020 7242 0200
Not only is ‘Cancer Research UK’ the most prominant cancer research organisation in the world, but a leader in the latest anti-cancer drugs, as well as funders of research into the disease , treatment, prevention, and causes. They also offer both education and psychological support for patients.
Mesothelioma organisations and sites:
- ADUK (Asbestos Disease UK)
26 Tollerton Green
Helpline: 0115 927 5108 (24 hours)
This site is a self-help, voluntary organisation, specifically dedicated to supporting patients with asbestos -related diseases such as pleural plaques and mesothelioma.
- British Lung Foundation
73-75 Goswell Road,
Telephonehone: 08458 50 50 20
This website is a charitable organisation that has a helplineas well as runs support groups. They also fund research into all types of lung disease – from cancer to COPD.
- British Thoracic Society
This organisation consists of a highly is professional body of lung specialists. Offers excellent information regarding lung cancer and mesothelioma. Particularly valuable for educational purposes as the information is written for medical professionals.
- Health and Safety Executive
Caerphilly Business Park
Telephone: 0845 345 0055
Excellent website for ‘health and safety issues’ relating to asbestos in the work-place, your rights, and legislation.
June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund
Valuable site concerning your legal rights, finances, and state benefit entitlements. This organisation also raises money for research into mesothelioma and treatment.
- Mesothelioma UK
National Macmillan Mesothelioma Resource Centre
Hospital Management Offices
Telephone: 0800 169 2409
Provides up-to-date information about mesothelioma, as well as supports the development of ‘specialist nursing practice’.
- Ridings Asbestos Support and Awareness Group (RASAG)
50B Town Street
Telephone: 0113 231 1010
Based in the heart of Armley where an asbestos factory claimed many lives of it workers; the organisation runs an information and support service. It also has an extremely useful website forum for exchanging valuable information with other patients and relatives.
- Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
Roy Castle Centre
4-6 Enterprise Way
Wavertree Tech Park
Phone: 0151 254 7209
This charitable organisation provides support and information as well as raises money for research into lung cancer. They also have a network of support groups around the UK.
- Macmillan Cancer Support
89 Albert Embankment
Macmillan Cancer-Line: 0808 808 0000
Textphone: 0808 808 0121
Macmillan Cancer Support provides excellent care and support for people with cancer at every stage of their illness as well as financial help and support for patients and families in need. Emotional support is also offered which is very valuable.
National Cancer Institute
This site provides patient information on malignant mesothelioma. It is written indepth on an academical level – hence – very detailed and comprehensive.