The Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center brings attention to the dangers of asbestos and the deadly form of cancer it causes: mesothelioma. We are an independent group working to help mesothelioma patients, caregivers, advocates and others looking to learn more about the disease.
OUR SITE OFFERS
Information about mesothelioma diagnosis, treatment, and other aspects of the disease, as well as thesubstance that causes it (asbestos).
A regularly updated blog that provides the latest news about mesothelioma treatment research, advocacy efforts and legal issues.
Doctors & Cancer Centers
A comprehensive directory of doctors and cancer centers that treat mesothelioma, complete with contact information.
Free Legal Review
Access to free case reviews for mesothelioma patients and family members who want to learn more about legal compensation.
Meet the Team
Adam Bograd Thoracic Surgeon & Medical Reviewer
Dr. Adam J. Bograd is an experienced, board-certified thoracic surgeon currently practicing at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, WA.
Benjamin Wei Cardiothoracic Surgeon & Medical Reviewer
Dr. Benjamin Wei is a board-certified and experienced cardiothoracic surgeon practicing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital.
W. Thomas Purcell Medical Oncologist
Dr. Purcell trained in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology at the Emory University School of Medicine followed by residency training at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas.
Tonya Nelson Managing Editor
Tonya Nelson is an experienced writer and editor, who has published on a wide variety of topics, particularly in the health field.
Our writers are not medical professionals unless otherwise noted. The MAACenter content team adheres to editorial guidelines to ensure all content on the site is up to date with the most relevant information. No individuals associated with content creation for the MAACenter have any conflicts of interest pertaining to any health organizations.
What Others Are Saying
“Until my father got sick, my family and I didn't know much about mesothelioma or asbestos. When the doctor told us about the Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center website, we learned so much through the articles on the webpage. It has really been helpful not only to us, but to others who we know are dealing with the same thing.”
— Cindy Zody, Loudonville, Ohio
“Asbestos is a hidden danger that can cause devastating cancer but is easily preventable if one knows to look for it. Asbestos is not banned in the US because of special interest influence on the EPA. It is important for experts to directly communicate the dangers of asbestos to the community at large since the government and EPA have failed in this regard. One only has to look at the safety failures in the aftermath of 9/11.”
— Dr. Raja Flores, Mount Sinai Medical Center
“The Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center has been a great source of information through the great articles from health care providers and patients. I am so thankful to be able to access their resources and be able to guide family and friends to to this wonderful website.”
— Anna Kearns, Salt Lake City, Utah
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We are sponsored by The Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen law firm, a national law firm devoted to helping victims of asbestos exposure receive compensation to pay for treatment costs and other expenses related to their diagnosis.
We support the non-profit organizations, which are dedicated to funding mesothelioma research and banning asbestos.
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