Studies show that people with cancer who regularly participate in support groups have an increased quality of life.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Our virtual meetings will now be held on the video conferencing site Zoom. It is easy to use and allows us to continue our support group meetings safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ashtons Legal are proud to sponsor Anglia Asbestos Disease Support Group, which has been established for individuals in East Anglia suffering the effects of exposure to asbestos, including conditions such as:

  • mesothelioma
  • asbestos related lung cancer
  • asbestosis
  • diffuse pleural thickening
  • pleural plaques.

The monthly meetings are a chance to meet others who understand what you are going through, and to learn more about your condition and the help that is out there. Attendees feel less isolated by their illness, and through developing friendships with other patients and carers, gain experiential advice and support.

Guest speakers give advice on treatments, trials, diets, alternative therapies, financial compensation, legal advice and other issues patients and carers may face on their journey.

Meetings are free to attend and are open to patients, carers, family members, medical professionals and others experts working with sufferers.

Groups meet in:

  • Norwich – 3rd Monday of each month (no meeting in August)
  • Bury St Edmunds – 4th Tuesday of each month (no meeting in August)

Click here for more information about meeting times and venues.

Alternatively, go to Facebook, Twitter or our dedicated website for latest news and updates from the group:

You can also find out more information about the group or for individual advice regarding making a compensation claim, contact Phoebe Osborne on or call 01223 431159, or Martyn Hayward on or call 01223 431112.

Mesothelioma UK is a national specialist resource centre, specifically for the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma. The charity is dedicated to providing specialist mesothelioma information, support and education, and to improving care and treatment for all UK mesothelioma patients and their carers.

Mesothelioma UK is now supporting patient travel expenses. It is acknowledged that sufferers of Mesothelioma do not always have access to specialist care at their local hospitals. Mesothelioma UK will undertake to support travel expenses for those attending specialist centres to access the specialist care required. This will ensure equitable access to specialists, treatment, trials and care. Click here for more information, or contact their helpline on: 0800 169 2409.

Click here to view the clinical trial information


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