Survivor Resources

United Veterans Committee (UVC) of Colorado
www.unitedveteranscommittee.org
The Mesothelioma Group
The Mesothelioma Group provides well-researched and accurate information about mesothelioma and its treatment. Their resource section provides valuable information about specialists who treat mesothelioma and where to find available support groups.

Mesothelioma Guide

One third of all mesothelioma patients are veterans, and approximately 6,000 veterans afflicted with this asbestos-caused cancer died between 1999 and 2005 alone.  The reason this cancer targets so many veterans is because of the prevalence of asbestos use in the military in the past.  Part of our mission is to spread awareness to veterans and their families.  The Mesothelioma Guide website offers free veteran specific resources and support for patients and families.

The Mesothelioma Center

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If you have lost a loved one to mesothelioma, you may feel alone, scared and confused. Many veterans developed this cancer after being exposed to asbestos during their military service, and survivors may struggle to cope with the emotional and financial repercussions of losing a spouse to mesothelioma.  From federal programs to mesothelioma advocacy organizations, you can access assistance from several different organizations.  Veteran’s Benefits are one of the most common types of assistance for survivors of veterans who passed away from mesothelioma cancer, providing both financial and emotional support.  Survivors and dependents of a veteran who had mesothelioma can apply for these benefits, which are accessible through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

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Another helpful resource about mesothelioma and how it affects our nation’s veterans.  Learn about exposure risks, causes, symptoms, and treatment of the disease. www.mesothelioma.com

Mesothelioma Resource Online

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Approximately 30% of all patients in the US diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer served in the military at some point.  www.MesotheliomaSymptoms.com, is another excellent resource to learn about Asbestos in the military and the various treatment options for Mesothelioma.