Mesothelioma Veterans Center strives to connect mesothelioma patients and their families with the resources they need most. Our team has two decades of experience and has helped over 1,000 families affected by mesothelioma.
Our team of Patient Advocates strives to help patients understand their mesothelioma diagnosis and available treatment options by connecting them with top doctors and cancer centers near them.
Mesothelioma Veterans Center also helps families find health care and financial benefits to help them pay for their treatment and secure their family’s financial future. Our team can also connect patients and their families with emotional support options to help the whole family navigate the unique journey that is a mesothelioma diagnosis.
Our team’s primary goal is to educate and answer any questions or uncertainties of a mesothelioma diagnosis and connect patients with supportive resources to best fit their needs.
Occupational exposure to asbestos can cause workers to develop deadly health problems, including mesothelioma, decades after they were exposed. When asbestos fibers are inhaled or swallowed, they never leave the body because they are too strong to be broken down. Instead, the fibers get stuck in healthy cell tissue, slowly causing irritation. This irritation may lead to inflammation, scarring, and cancer.
Peritoneal mesothelioma forms in the lining of the abdomen (peritoneum) and makes up around 10% of all mesothelioma cases. Symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, and fluid buildup in the abdomen. Although mesothelioma often has a poor health outlook (prognosis), peritoneal mesothelioma patients may live 5 years or longer in many cases. Treatment options can help patients live longer.