If you have been exposed to, or think you may have been exposed to asbestos fibres/dust tell your medical practitioner. This is important, particularly if you have a shortness of breath or a sudden onset of shortness of breath, a persistent cough, ache or swelling in the chest, stomach or groin that cannot be explained by everyday ailments.
If you have been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma please contact our Support Co-ordinator, Rod Smith, via our Freecall 24/7 Support Helpline 1800 031 731 to discuss Supportive Care Options, also you may be eligible to make a common law legal claim for compensation and may be eligible to register and claim from icare Dust Diseases Care.
“The value of hope, dignity and quality of life cannot be overstated. With this in mind, I believe the most important thing is to be fully informed to allow you to make decisions that will lead to having no regrets. The Foundations job, in my eyes, is to encourage you to make decisions from a position of strength and empowerment by being fully informed. This is an emotive time for all involved, there is no right or wrong answer, there is no ‘crystal ball’, you can only do what you feel is right for you at the time. Whichever way you decide to go, the Foundation is here to answer questions you may have. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss anything about making decisions whilst travelling the mesothelioma journey.” – Rod Smith
This whole section is dedicated to malignant mesothelioma, with an explanation of the various forms of malignant mesothelioma, along with information on diagnosis, diagnostic scans, treatments, clinical trials and must read guides and booklets on malignant mesothelioma.
PLEASE READ: The Bernie Banton Foundation is not accredited to provide advice, the information provided is for assistance only. The information on this website is general information and should not be relied on in specific terms for individuals. If you have an asbestos or other occupational dust caused condition, it is important that you obtain specific advice from your specialist simply because medical information that relates to one person may be completely different for another person, despite both suffering the same condition. In all cases you should consult your medical practitioner to guide you.