Mesothelioma & Coronavirus

If you have any advice or supportive comments for fellow mesothelioma patients or their families please post them on our social media pages or tag @MesoUK in your post. If you are unsure how to do this please forward to us at or contact the information line.

Stay safe and please remember we are here for you and will do all we can to maintain our support throughout this challenging time.

Information for mesothelioma patients regarding COVID-19

If you are a mesothelioma patient or a family member of a patient, with concerns or questions about coronavirus Mesothelioma UK recommends the Cancer Research UK guidance. It includes frequently asked questions and useful links for further information and advice.

NHS England has published specialty guides for patient management during the coronavirus pandemic.

In light of the current Covid-19 “Shielding” policy, most follow up appointments have been moved to telephone calls rather than face to face. Here is a checklist of things that will likely be discussed during a telephone follow up appointment. This has been prepared for those people living with Mesothelioma but could be easily adapted for other cancers.

Below are some frequently asked questions, including those asked and answered in our Facebook live videos, but please contact the information line on 0800 169 2409 if you have further questions.

Q&A Videos

Our Head of Services, Liz Darlison, and Head of Nursing, Lorraine Creech, are hosting a regular Facebook Live video update and Q&A, so if you have questions you would like answered then please contact us.

In Conversation

Video interviews and discussions between those in the mesothelioma community to give you a better insight into what is happening during this pandemic.

Can't see the videos? Find the playlist on YouTube or Vimeo.

Meso Moves!

During the period of self-isolation caused by Covid-19, it is important that mesothelioma patients (and anyone else!) keep active as best they can.

Julie Roberts has very kindly made some videos to show some simple exercises.

Julie is a Pilates teacher and lost her dad to mesothelioma in 2014 (read her story here). Based in Scotland, Julie has been a passionate supporter of Mesothelioma UK and a relentless campaigner to raise awareness of the disease.

Can't see the videos? Watch the playlist on YouTube or Vimeo.