Erase Meso is a UK-based charity dedicated to raising awareness and funds for research on mesothelioma, a terminal cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. The UK, with the highest incidence of this disease globally, sees over 5,000 new diagnoses yearly. Previously considered an older man’s illness, mesothelioma is increasingly affecting younger individuals, including women. It typically develops in the organ linings and can take 30-40 years to manifest symptoms, often diagnosed too late. With no current cure and research underfunded, Erase Meso emphasizes the urgent need for funding to advance treatment options and clinical trials, striving towards eradicating this devastating disease.
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