Mesothelioma: A Patient’s Road Map

September 15, 2010

Patients diagnosed with mesothelioma find themselves at the beginning of a journey. Because of the rarity of the disease and the developing nature of the treatments, it is a journey that will take them on sparsely-traveled, out of the way back-roads. The kind of roads that are often difficult to navigate. Difficult, that is, unless you have a good road map.

The Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (“PHLBI”) has assembled a new brochure entitled: Mesothelioma: A Patient’s Road Map to help mesothelioma patients navigate the many roads before them on their journey to proper diagnosis, treatment and coping with their disease.
As you may know, PHLBI is a non-profit medical research organization focusing on the treatment and prevention of pleural mesothelioma. PHLBI was founded in 2002 by Roger Worthington and Dr. Robert Cameron, head of the Mesothelioma Program at UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Cameron serves as PHLBI’s Scientific Advisor and is a constant contributor to the patient resources available through PHLBI.
The Patient’s Road Map is a helpful and informative guide to proper diagnosis, treatment and coping with pleural mesothelioma. We have recently sent copies of the brochure to many of our current and former clients. We have also asked for their input as to how the brochure can be improved so that it can be an even better resource for families confronting a mesothelioma diagnosis. We will pass along the feedback we receive in future postings. 
To get your own copy of Mesothelioma: A Patient’s Road Map, please call us at (800) 831-9399 or email us at