FUND A CURE.
We are a voluntary community committed to raising funds to research a cure for mesothelioma.
ERASE MESO OBJECTIVES
1. Fund scientific research into mesothelioma to help find a cure or at least a way of maintaining this disease.
2. Raise awareness of mesothelioma.
24th September 2019 - Paul on LoveSport radio with Kelvin MacKenzie
ERASE MESO is the brainchild of Paul Cook, who was diagnosed with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma in November 2017 at 43 years old.
He has endured 6 rounds of chemo, surgery and radiotherapy since then. He has changed diet and exercises every day.
Paul now has 1.5 working lungs, has been in remission since June 2018 and is grateful for every day.
THE HARD TRUTH
The UK has the highest incidence of mesothelioma in the world with around 5000 deaths per year. That's more than 13 people dying every day..
Since the early 1990s, mesothelioma incidence rates have increased by around two thirds (67%) in the UK.
Rates in males have increased by 58%
Rates in females have increased by 96%
It is estimated that there will be 50,000 to 60,000 new cases by 2050 in the UK alone, reaching its peak in 2020.
Despite being banned in the UK in 1999, asbestos can still be found in many homes, schools, and hospitals. Many of these buildings were built in the second half of the last century when we were at the peak of importing asbestos into the country. A recent BBC inquiry found that nine out of 10 NHS hospitals still contain asbestos.
This devastating disease kills a similar number of people to other cancers, such as skin cancer, yet investment into research is severely underfunded.
Finding new and effective treatments is absolutely crucial if we are to save thousands of people who are at risk of developing mesothelioma.