The article linked below focuses on the possible conflict of interest between doctors who specialize in treating meso and lawyers who specialize in handling meso cases. After I read the article, I decided that, as a cancer survivor myself (who sued his health insurance company and lost):
The fact is if you are diagnosed with mesothelioma you need all the medical and financial help you and your family can get. You need to do your homework to find the right oncologist and lawyer. And PeopleBeatingCancer can help.
I am a long-term survivor of an incurable cancer. Though my cancer, multiple myeloma, is very different than mesothelioma, there are many similarities. To learn more about evidence-based therapies for mesothelioma, both conventional and non-conventional, scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply ASAP.
“Only a handful of doctors in the U.S. specialize in treating mesothelioma patients and studying the disease. Nearly all have benefited from money from plaintiffs’ attorneys or plaintiffs’ attorney-backed organizations that goes toward their research or the institution where they practice, according to a Wall Street Journal review of nonprofit tax filings and interviews with dozens of doctors, attorneys and patients.
Some doctors argue that there is little choice. Research dollars for mesothelioma, which afflicts fewer than 3,000 people a year, are scarce. In 2011, the National Cancer Institute spent $6.06 million directly on mesothelioma, just 0.1% of its overall budget for cancer research that year, though it says treatments could emerge from other grants targeting cancer more generally…
Drug companies aren’t inclined to spend money on the disease because it affects so few people and because it likely will continue to decline along with the use of asbestos, medical experts say...”