Mesothelioma is a rare but serious cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. It takes 20-50 years to develop and occurs in the lining of the lungs, chest, abdomen and heart. 

While the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina does not advocate for mesothelioma directly, we do want to direct those in need to organizations that do.  Below is a resource for mesothelioma information and support.

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation 

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is the nonprofit collaboration of patients and families, physicians, advocates, and researchers dedicated to eradicating the life-ending and vicious effects of mesothelioma.

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