Posted on December 4, 2013*Note: From the very founding of our organization, ADAO has abstained from providing any medical or legal referrals. ADAO remains an independent organization that is not influenced by outside sources, such as drug companies, law firms, or companies that manufacture or use asbestos.
Many of us can think back to the heartbreaking time when we first heard the news that a loved one had an asbestos-caused disease. “Mesothelioma – can’t pronounce it, can’t cure it,” was my devastated, personal reaction. It took me many weeks to even begin to understand the diagnosis my husband had received and find the very limited treatment options available to him.
My learning curve was steep and Alan was diagnosed before the advancement of the smart phone.
Navigating the health care system maze is complex – but it shouldn’t be. The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is committed to replacing those feelings of fear, loneliness and confusion with the knowledge that there are others who share your experience and want to support you.
We want you to have easy access to information about medical resources for asbestos-caused diseases. The National Cancer Institute has an excellent page, in English and Spanish, to answer your questions on “How To Find a Doctor or Treatment Facility...