Downloadable Resources


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Our information covers all aspects of mesothelioma, from diagnosis through to benefits and legal information.   

You can read all the information online here, download them to read later, or if you would like a hard copy you can request one here.

If you would like to discuss any of this information with a nurse, please call our Freephone Support Line on 0800 169 2409.   

General leaflets:

Mesothelioma UK

Asbestos and the diseases it causes

Concerned about asbestos exposure?

What is Mesothelioma?

Medical information leaflets:

Surgery for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Indwelling Pleural Catheter

Local Anaesthetic Thoracoscopy


Pleural Effusion


Percutaneous Cordotomy

Peritoneal Mesothelioma



Mesothelioma of the testicle

Mesothelioma and Diet

End of life tool

BAP1 Tumour Predisposition Syndrome (BAP1 TPDS)

Benefits information and leaflets:

If you have been given a diagnosis of mesothelioma, there are certain benefits that you may be able to claim along with government lump sum compensation. You should not be put off if you have not claimed benefits before. You have a legal entitlement to some of these benefits and some of them are not affected by your level of household income or savings. 

There is a lot of information available on benefits. We have produced some information to guide you, however we do recommend you get in touch with one of our specialist benefits advisors to explain to what you may be entitled.

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Industrial injuries disablement benefit

Lump Sum Factsheet

Employment & Support Factsheet

Universal Credit

Personal Independence Payment (Daily Living)

Personal Independence Payment (Mobility)

Carer’s Allowance Factsheet

Constant Attendance Allowance Factsheet

Attendance Allowance Factsheet

Statutory Sick Pay Factsheet

Admission to Hospital Factsheet

Appeals Factsheet

Funeral Payments Factsheet

Bereavement Benefits Factsheet

Blue Badge and Prescription Charges

Specific information for the North East:

North East Service Leaflet

Additional benefits and discounts

Legal information leaflets:

Mesothelioma UK Legal Panel

Mesothelioma and compensation

Mesothelioma ac lawndal (Welsh)

Wills and legacies

Mesothelioma and the coroner's role

Armed Forces information leaflets:

Asbestos and mesothelioma for the armed forces

Being diagnosed with mesothelioma facts for the armed forces

Benefits and compensation options for armed forces patients

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