Helpful Online Resources & Support
We have been helping Mesothelioma clients for over 35 years and understand the emotional impact on the whole family when you or a loved one is diagnosed with mesothelioma. We recognize that this is a very difficult time as you cope with your diagnosis and prognosis. Whether you are the patient or the caregiver, support is available in various places. Please browse through our support sources below. These sources will help answer some of your questions and concerns.
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Support/end-of-life-care – The National Cancer Institute offers answers to the most daunting questions a caregiver may have during this difficult time.
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/MBC/MBC_2x_OtherEffects.asp – The American Cancer Society, Support & Treatment section is a guide that offers information about caring for a person with cancer at home.
http://www.caregiver.com/ – Caregiver.com is a website designed by caregivers for caregivers. In particular adults caring for their ill parents. This site also provides great resources for professional caregivers.
http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/home.jsp – This website is published by the Family Caregiver Alliance. The site is dedicated to families caring for loved ones with chronic, debilitating health conditions. It provides advice written by experts and caregivers, offers information on available workshops and conferences about caregiving and provides links to national and local resources.
http://www.caregiverslibrary.org/ – The National Caregivers Library provides access to widespread articles, forms, and checklists for caregiving. The website also offers links to external resources, both government and private.
Other Helpful Resources
American Cancer Society
The section entitled “Cancer Information” includes useful information on psychosocial concerns affecting cancer patients. Topics range from home health care to pain control to managing grief.
The Information from the National Institute of Health’s PDQ database covers numerous cancers, including mesothelioma, featuring overviews of the disease and treatment options.
Center for Disease Control & Prevention
This site offers visitors a complete database of cancer data and statistics.
Oncolink was created by the University of Pennsylvania. This website offers information about characteristics of cancer, including mesothelioma, offering ways of coping and the newest information on treatments.