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This page gives information about organisations and websites that help and support people with mesothelioma. There is information on


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Specific mesothelioma organisations and sites

British Lung Foundation
73-75 Goswell Road,

Phone: 03000 030 555 (Helpline open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

Provides information, runs a helpline and support groups, and produces newsletters and publications. Also funds research into lung diseases. This charity is not just for people with mesothelioma or lung cancer.

British Thoracic Society
This organisation is a professional body for lung specialists. The website has information about lung cancers including mesothelioma and the investigations commonly used. It also has the BTS guidelines for the management of mesothelioma, published in 2007. Please note: this material is written for medical professionals and you may find the information written in a blunt and factual way.

Health and Safety Executive
Redgrave Court
Morton Road
L20 7HS
HSE Infoline: 0300 003 1747 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm)

Contact the HSE

Produces a range of information on the use of asbestos in the workplace and about the legislation relating to asbestos. 

June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund
Riverside East
2 Millsands
S3 8DT

Phone: 0114 274 4420

This organisation raises money for research into mesothelioma treatment. 

Mesothelioma UK
Hospital Management Offices
Glenfield Hospital
Groby Road

Helpline: 0800 169 2409 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm)

Provides impartial up-to-date information about mesothelioma. Supports the development of specialist nursing practice and research. Queries to the helpline can be referred to a specialist mesothelioma nurse.

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
Roy Castle Centre
4-6 Enterprise Way
Wavertree Tech Park
L13 1FB

Helpline telephone number: 0333 323 7200 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

This organisation provides support and information and raises money for research into lung cancers. They have support groups around the country.


General support organisations and sites

Macmillan Cancer Support
Head Office
89 Albert Embankment

Macmillan CancerLine: 0808 808 0000 (Mon to Fri, 9am to 8pm; information available in other languages)
Textphone: 0808 808 0121

Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. They provide booklets on cancer and treatments and run helplines providing cancer information and benefits advice.

National Cancer Institute
This link will take you to the American National Cancer Institute's patient information on malignant mesothelioma. It is detailed and comprehensive but there are no images:

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Updated: 26 November 2015