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Mesothelioma reading list

Men and women discussing mesothelioma

This page gives details of a selection of books and leaflets about mesothelioma. There is information about


Books from libraries, bookshops or online booksellers

You can find a list of books about cancer, treatments, and living with cancer on our general reading list.

Lean on me
Lorraine Kember
L Kember Publications (self published by the author)
Detailed information, doctor's recommendations, book excerpts and ordering available on line at
Price AUD$25 (AUD$21 for eBook) + AUD$14 postage (to UK), major credit cards accepted.

This book describes an emotional journey as Lorraine supports her husband with mesothelioma. The book has writings from Lorraine's diary and poems. She describes the sense of helplessness she felt on his diagnosis. Lorraine covers pain and managing symptoms. Her strength grows as she comes to realise that there is so much she can do to help to improve her husband's quality of life.

100 Questions and Answers about Mesothelioma
Harvey I. Pass, Amy Metula and Susan Vento (2nd edition)
Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2009
ISBN 0763771236

This is an American book so the information will not all be applicable to the UK. This book has been recommended to us by a relative of someone with mesothelioma.


Booklets and factsheets from other organisations

British Asbestos Newsletter
A quarterly publication containing updates on all aspects of asbestos, both legal and medical.

Information for people with mesothelioma and their carers
Free booklet from The June Hancock Mesothelioma Research Fund 

Understanding mesothelioma
Factsheet available free from Macmillan Cancer Support

Free booklet from the British Lung Foundation 

Mesothelioma Care - what to expect from your local NHS
Free booklet from the British Lung Foundation 


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Updated: 8 December 2015