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Counseling

Oncology social workers help you cope with the emotional and practical challenges of mesothelioma. Contact us at 800‑813‑HOPE (4673) or info@cancercare.org.
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Financial Assistance

Find resources and support to manage your financial concerns. Limited assistance from CancerCare® is available to eligible families for cancer-related costs.

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Support Groups

Connect with others in our free support groups led by oncology social workers.

We currently do not offer a mesothelioma specific group. You may consider joining our general online support groups for people with cancer. Register now.

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If you live in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, learn about and view the full calendar of our free community programs.

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Connect Education Workshops

Listen in by telephone or online as leading experts in oncology provide up-to-date information about cancer-related issues in one-hour workshops. Podcasts are also available.

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Mesothelioma
  • Q.

    Is mesothelioma a type of lung cancer? I thought so, but my cousin has been diagnosed and he said it isn't.

    A.

    Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer which develops in the lining of the chest and lung. It is not lung cancer which is a cancer that normally forms within the lobes and interior structure of the lung and is one of the most prevalent cancers diagnosed today. Being exposed to airborne asbestos particles can increase the risk of mesothelioma. Learn more about mesothelioma through the National Cancer Institute’s Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment (PDQ®).

    The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation also provides information and patient stories.

    If you would like additional information, resources or emotional support, please call 800-813-HOPE (4673) to speak with an oncology social worker at CancerCare.

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