MESOTHELIOMA and ASBESTOS RELATED SUPPORT AUSTRALIA
The Foundation’s Mesothelioma and Asbestos Related Support (MARS) Unit operates Australia-wide, offering peer-based support and information, and referral and advocating services to those who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer or another asbestos or dust related disease, and to their carers and immediate family members, as well as those bereaved.
The core objectives of the Foundation’s Mesothelioma and Asbestos Related Support Unit are to:
- Facilitate and empower sufferers, their carers and loved ones, and those bereaved to move forward and live their journey without regret;
- Provide relevant and unbiased up to date information about treatments and care options;
- Honestly answer questions about what to expect from treatments and the relevant disease – based on having lived the journey as a carer and having provided support for many hundreds of people; and
- Be the voice of reason and advocate on behalf of sufferers, carers and bereaved carers.