mesothelioma caregiver

Resources for Mesothelioma Caregivers

In case you missed it, November was National Family Caregivers Month. Caregiving is a challenging 24/7 job that can create anxiety when managing time and resources. It is also rewarding to see the positive impact you make on your loved one’s life and health. We encourage you to get involved in the caregiver community with […]


Facing Mesothelioma One Journal Entry at a Time: Part Eleven

Tara DeAugustinis has been battling pleural mesothelioma since diagnosed in early 2016 at the age of 45. She and her husband, Rich, have maintained a personal website documenting her journey with the disease via journal entries, and they have decided to share their story with the mesothelioma community. To read part ten of this story, […]


New Resources and Webinars for Family Caregivers of Mesothelioma Patients

In November, we acknowledged National Family Caregivers Month by releasing information for caregivers and hosting two webinars on the topics of Medical and Palliative Care Decisions and Self-Care for Caregivers. Both webinars are available on demand free of charge at curemeso.org/caregivers.
With a loved one’s diagnosis of mesothelioma, the closest family member is often catapulted into […]


Battling the Financial Burden: Tips for Caregivers and Patients

Although we know that a cancer diagnosis brings with it a financial burden, we do not often speak about money when discussing the experiences of patients and caregivers. In honor of National Family Caregivers Month, Janet G., the mother of a mesothelioma survivor, has provided us with some tips for patients and families facing financial […]


Introducing Meso-Connect: A Peer-to-Peer Support System

This week, the Meso Foundation launched Meso-Connect, a peer-to-peer support system aimed at helping mesothelioma patients and their families to combat isolation by connecting them with peers who are going through, or have been through, a similar experience.
Due to the rarity of mesothelioma (3,500 patients diagnosed each year in the United States) and the aggressive […]