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Mesothelioma and Asbestos Information

The website is designed to be used by several different audiences, including mesothelioma patients, loved ones, advocates, members of the broader cancer community, and others who visit our site. With that in mind, we cover topics related to the interests of our primary audiences so that they can access the details they need without having to look elsewhere.

Our website is divided into five main sections to help visitors easily access the information they are looking for:

We do not publish topics outside of these areas.

Editorial Process is a team of professional writers and editors dedicated to making sure our content is well-researched, fact-based, and easy to read. We adhere to the Code of Ethics of the Society of Professional Journalists when writing all content for

We use a rigorous process to develop our pages, blog posts, and news articles:

We also look at content across different devices (smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.) to make sure it can be seen easily on all screens.

Medical Fact-Check Process

We understand the importance of having the most accurate, reliable and updated medical information possible for mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. For all pieces of content, whether new pages, rewrites or updates, we have implemented a rigorous medical review process that entails:

Sources and Citations

We cite a variety of reputable sources in our pages, blog posts, and news articles to ensure accuracy and allow readers to seek out additional information if they choose to do so. Some of the sources we use include:

We generally follow the American Medical Association Manual of Style for all sources cited at the bottom of our pages. Sources for blog posts and news articles are linked within the text of the article. We review our sources as part of our ongoing review process to fix any broken links and confirm that we are referencing the most current materials.

Content Review, Updating, and Removal

We are constantly going through our website to ensure that the quality and accuracy of the information is up to current standards. When we identify content that is outdated or no longer accurate, our editorial board will decide on one of the following courses of actions:

The date that the page was last updated is indicated on the bottom of each page. Note that we generally do not update blog posts and news articles, given their timely nature.

Content Collaborators

All of the content on is written by staff or contract writers. On occasion, we may publish a blog post written by a cancer survivor, doctor, or another collaborator whom we have reached out to. We require collaborators to adhere to the same editorial standards and procedures as staff and contract writers. does not accept unsolicited content for publication.


Our editorial process helps to ensure that the content on is correct and complete, to the extent possible. However, from time to time an inaccuracy may slip through and make its way onto the site.

If you believe that you have discovered an inaccuracy on, please notify us by emailing Editor-in-Chief Linda Molinari at .

Editorial Independence does not accept money from advertising, and advertisers do not influence publication decisions made by the editorial team of this website. Although is sponsored by James F. Early, LLC, this website is independently owned and operated. The law firm does not control the content we publish, though at times we may ask for input from experts provided by the law firm to confirm the accuracy of independently researched and written content.

Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari
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