Being diagnosed with mesothelioma can be a lonely and confusing experience, but there are organizations out there that are dedicated to helping patients come to terms with their diagnosis and understanding their treatment options.
Support groups also offer emotional, practical and legal support for those who have the disease, putting them in touch with the right professionals to assist with all their needs.
The British Lung Foundation has come up with a list of agencies and charities (including their own) that can offer assistance to mesothelioma patients based in the United Kingdom.
Mesothelioma UK: A charity dedicated solely to mesothelioma patients and their families. It offers a helpline and their website features all the latest research and treatment news from around the world.
Asbestos Victims Support Group Forum UK: There are various support groups under this umbrella covering all of the U.K. Local support groups help those who have asbestos-related diseases, and campaign on behalf of victims.
Clydesdale Action on Asbestos: This group focuses on patients and families affected by asbestos-related diseases in Scotland.
June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund: This is another group affiliated with the British Lung Foundation that specializes in raising money for mesothelioma research. It also offers support to patients and caregivers affected by mesothelioma in the Yorkshire area.
Cancer Research UK: Cancer Research UK is the biggest cancer charity in the U.K. and supports patients and their families suffering from all types of cancer.
Macmillan Cancer Support: Macmillan Cancer Support gives practical advice to mesothelioma patients and caregivers about living with the disease and managing treatment. There are also nationwide support groups.
Gov.UK: This government website will help you find out about disability benefits and your compensation rights.
Carers UK: This charity looks after the interest of caregivers and family members of people with chronic illnesses such as mesothelioma.
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