Editorial Guidelines

At Mesothelioma Hope, we’re committed to providing current, factual information about the risks associated with asbestos exposure, the development and treatment of malignant mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, and the resources available to people who have been hurt by asbestos.

Our editorial guidelines, outlined below, dictate how we source, fact-check, and share this information.

Please note: Although we take great care in ensuring the accuracy of our content, it should never be used as a substitute for medical or legal advice.

Our Editorial Values


Many of our readers are patients and loved ones who are dealing with a life-threatening cancer diagnosis and searching for reliable and clear information. For this reason, we’re dedicated to providing factual, up-to-date content based on reputable research and gathered from trusted medical and government sources.

Our goal is for readers to see our site as a credible resource, one that promotes only truth in times of great need.

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Receiving a cancer diagnosis is challenging enough without having to wade through complex jargon to understand what to expect. We’re here to provide free information for anyone who needs it, communicated in a way that the average reader can understand.

We also ensure our sites are ADA accessible through the use of alt tags for images, text transcripts for video content, and clear and consistent organization of content.


Our site is backed by a dedicated team of writers and editors, medical professionals, attorneys and paralegals, patient advocates, and other support staff. With extensive and proprietary information about the asbestos industry and mesothelioma, we aim to provide an authoritative view into how readers can cope and receive help during an extremely difficult time in their lives.

Journalistic Integrity

Our writers use only well-established and trustworthy sources to conduct research and obtain data. Below, learn more about the sources we use for news gathering.

Peer-Reviewed Journals

We review reputable medical and scientific publications to deliver the most recent information on mesothelioma and related topics. We source information from the Lancet, Journal of Surgical Oncology, and other notable peer-reviewed journals.

Reputable News Outlets

We stay up-to-date on the latest mesothelioma and asbestos research using credible news outlets such as the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

Nonprofit Organizations

We research and source relevant statistics and information from nonprofits such as the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation).

Government Agencies

We rely on various government and federal agencies to gather reliable facts and information. We frequently cite the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

When citing sources, we use the style guide of the American Psychological Association (APA), titled the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

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Medical Reviews

We work with nurses, oncologists, and other medical professionals to get firsthand insight into what it’s like to get a diagnosis and undergo treatment for mesothelioma. Medically reviewed pages are identified with a graphic at the top of the page.

Medical reviewers evaluate content based on:

  • Medical accuracy of information
  • Relevance of treatment types
  • Statistical accuracy and currency
  • Appropriateness of sources and references used

In addition to these health care professionals reviewing the content for accuracy, we also share direct quotes from them for insights in their own words.

Our medical reviewers are independently paid third parties.


Our team follows a consistent schedule for reviewing and updating content to amend any outdated statistics, inaccurate data, or ambiguous information. However, if you notice any misinformation or errors on a published page, please reach out to our Editor-in-Chief at [email protected].