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About Us

Asbestos exposure causes thousands of cases of pleural mesothelioma in the United States each year, and our mission is to help the families affected by this cancer. Our organization offers free assistance and resources to anyone coping with pleural mesothelioma.

Patient Advocates

Our patient advocates can answer medical questions, connect you with a pleural mesothelioma specialist, and help you understand financial assistance options to cover medical costs.

Medical Content from Experts

Our in-house medical doctor, Snehal Smart, M.D., researches peer-reviewed studies and conducts interviews with oncologists, researchers and other medical and scientific experts before writing and publishing content on the site. As advancements in diagnoses and treatments emerge, she updates the website to reflect the most current information.

Public Outreach

Our social media team spreads awareness about asbestos and pleural mesothelioma while letting the public know about the services we offer. We can be reached on Facebook and Twitter.

Our Dedicated Team is an informative website and advocacy group that helps people affected by pleural mesothelioma cancer. We provide free resources and assistance to help patients and their loved ones cope with medical, emotional and financial challenges.

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Dr. Snehal Smart, patient advocate at the Pleural Mesothelioma Center

Snehal Smart

Snehal is a medical doctor who specializes in general medicine. She serves as the website’s writer and Patient Advocate at The Pleural Mesothelioma Center.

Danielle DiPietro, patient advocate at the Pleural Mesothelioma Center

Danielle DiPietro

Patient Advocate Danielle guides patients with pleural mesothelioma through the process of diagnosis and treatment, building a unique relationship with every patient.

Who We Help

We help anyone affected by pleural mesothelioma. Whether you’re a patient, family member, caregiver or a loved one of someone with pleural mesothelioma, we can provide assistance. There are also a number of organizations across the country dedicated to helping individuals who are battling pleural mesothelioma and other types of cancers. Take a look at some of our featured cancer resources


We connect patients with the resources they need to understand and fight pleural mesothelioma. We help each patient find a pleural mesothelioma specialist and a cancer treatment center.


We support the gifted caregivers who care for pleural mesothelioma patients. We can explain their financial assistance options and provide them with the resources they need on their journey.

Loved Ones

We also support the family and friends of patients with pleural mesothelioma. Our informative website and patient-centered blog keep loved ones up to date on the latest treatment options and resources.

What We Can Do For You

Our website offers the latest research and detailed medical information on pleural mesothelioma. We focus exclusively on the pleural form of the cancer to deliver the specific information that pertains to your diagnosis. For those who prefer hard-copy reading materials, we provide information packets and books free of charge.

Patient Advocates

Our Patient Advocates can help patients and their loved ones understand their diagnosis, as well as their options for treatment and emotional support. And our entire team works to pair patients with pleural mesothelioma specialists throughout the country. Advocates can also explain forms of financial assistance such as Social Security disability, travel grants and legal options.

Veterans Department

Our Veterans Department can help secure VA benefits for veterans coping with pleural mesothelioma. Our Claims Agents are fully accredited by the VA to help veterans file for VA benefits and appeals. Our department director is a retired Navy LCDR (O-4) who has helped obtain benefits for pleural mesothelioma since 2008.

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