Virgil Anderson was recently diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, which is a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. He came in contact with asbestos while working on his family’s farm, but he was mainly exposed during his job as a press operator in the manufacturing of stove tops. Many other groups of people come in contact with a lot of asbestos and are also at risk.
He needed help, and immediate medical attention. He found a few websites on the internet that are supposed to help people, but nobody got back to him. Then, he found help on mesothelioma.net. Even though he contacted them on a Sunday, one of their patient advocates gave him a call back within minutes. They gave him a great deal of helpful information on mesothelioma on doctors and resources available to him.
As a result of their website, he is now being treated at the national cancer institute and the patient advocates have even provided him with financial assistance so he could afford a place to live during his chemotherapy. If he had not reached out to this website he would likely be homeless and more importantly in hospice waiting to die.
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