Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Mesothelioma Combat Guide for Veterans

Last week, I received an email from Emily, the Community Outreach Director at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.  She shared with me some interesting news that I thought is worth passing along to the milspouse community.  I didn't realize that mesothelioma affected so many military members - about 30% of all mesothelioma cases are veterans!

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance provides a wealth of information for everyone to learn more about the risk of asbestos exposure.  They've recently put together special guide for the veteran community.  "The Mesothelioma Combat Guide for Veterans" is now available online.  The combat guide actually outlines the risks by each branch of service and what your next steps should be when you think you've been exposed.  Please check it out and share with your loved one.

Thanks Emily for bringing to my attention the importance of knowing more about this hidden danger for our military members.  It's critical to detect mesothelioma early, so if you believe you've been exposed, contact a veteran treatment center asap!


  1. That just breaks my heart. 30%! That's a huge percentage. It's awesome there are groups out there like this to help!

    1. Thanks for your comment Jane! Yes, I'm always for organizations that help our troops! :-)


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