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Asbestos use around the world

Learning from a past that is fast catching up with us By Dr Julie Torode, Head of Advocacy and Networks and Deputy CEO, Union for International Cancer Control Mesothelioma is…

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Supporting our nurses

Read Jon Moss’s story of how his father-in-law, Richard, was able to provide financial support for our nurses through his civil claim… My father in law, Richard Mortimer, was diagnosed…

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Development of UK Mesothelioma Alliance

The UK Mesothelioma Alliance was established in 2017 to bring together mesothelioma stakeholders as one voice to raise awareness of mesothelioma through agreed projects. A website is currently under development…

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Support for RAF veteran with mesothelioma

As part of our specialist military information, advice and support service, Mesothelioma UK benefits advisors have recently helped a former RAF veteran with a successful claim for benefits, following his…

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Trusts invited to have lung cancer nurses ‘adopted’ by Mesothelioma UK

To further complement our specialist nursing team we are currently looking to adopt nurses across the UK with an interest in supporting and caring for Mesothelioma patients. Initially up to…

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IOSH No Time To Lose Campaign

“Uncertainty and ignorance” risks more asbestos deaths

Nearly one in four UK construction workers believe they may have been exposed to asbestos fibres, placing them at higher risk of contracting terminal cancers later in life. And with…

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Helen Wilkes appointed as Mesothelioma Clinical Nurse Specialist in Southampton

Helen Wilkes has been appointed as the first Mesothelioma Clinical Nurse Specialist in the UK to focus on helping armed forces personnel and veterans. Helen will be based at the…

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Metro Safety raises £3,200 for Mesothelioma UK

In celebration of Metro Safety’s 25th anniversary year the company set themselves the challenge of raising £20,000, to be split between four worthwhile charities: MacMillan Cancer Support The Children’s Burns…

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