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Mesothelioma Booklet:
AoA Mesothelioma Booklet

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Self-management Toolkit

Living with an asbestos-related disease

CAA, with funding from Alliance Scotland, has produced a self-management Toolkit for those diagnosed with an asbestos-related condition. The Toolkit aims to address any concerns that individuals may experience following a diagnosis of an asbestos-related condition.

The Toolkit contains 5 Booklets and a DVD

  • Common Investigations
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Managing Breathlessness
  • Hints and Tips

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Common Investigations

If you have attended your GP recently with symptoms such as breathlessness or pain then there is the possibility that you may have to undergo some investigations.

The investigations will help doctors ensure that an accurate diagnosis is reached and that any asbestos-related condition is managed in the best possible way.

You will be able to read about some of the more common investigations patients may be referred for in this booklet.

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Frequently Asked Questions

It can be difficult to take in all of the information that your doctor tells you about your diagnosis and you may have questions about your illness; how to manage it and where to go for information and support. As there are different asbestos-related conditions, it is important that you know not only the name of your condition, but understand it.

Frequently asked questions were taken from our support group members and may help to answer some of your concerns. Knowing what you have been diagnosed with will help you to address any concerns that you have about your health.

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Managing Breathlessness

If you get breathless doing everyday activities such as walking, using stairs or doing housework, there are tips and techniques that you can learn that can help you to manage this. Making small changes to how you organise your day or considering if there are any changes you can make to your lifestyle can also be beneficial

Toolkit hints and tips

Hints and Tips

The hints and tips that have been included in this leaflet have been provided by our support group members.

The groups were asked to share any small changes they had made to the daily routine that had helped them to manage their condition.

Some of the hints and tips may not be relevant to your circumstances and some may seem like common sense, however, the advice may give you some ideas of how you can make small, useful changes to your own routine.

Information booklets

CAA  has created a module for GPs,  raising awareness of mesothelioma, lung cancer and all other asbestos conditions. Approved by NHS_Education & COPFS.

This resource has been produced specifically for General Practitioners by Clydeside Action on Asbestos, with contributions from the National Advisory Group, the Procurator Fiscal’s Office (Glasgow) and the legal profession.

Mesothelioma Medical News: Issues 1-5 (pdf)

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Over a number of years now CAA has produced a compilation of articles by medical professionals on the treatment and care for those diagnosed with mesothelioma. The aim of the newsletter is to provide a resource where current medical information can be accessed and shared with healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients suffering from mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma Medical News No 1
• Mesothelioma Medical News No 2
• Mesothelioma Medical News No 3
• Mesothelioma Medical News No 4
• Mesothelioma Medical News No 5

Last reviewed: February 2020

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