Posts Tagged ‘National Organization for Rare Disorders’

‘Rare Disease Day’ provides platform for mesothelioma awareness

29 Feb 2012 by Wendi Lewis under Events, News, Organizations

Rare Disease Day logo 100x100 Rare Disease Day provides platform for mesothelioma awarenessOrganizations dedicated to raising awareness about the dangers of asbestos and providing a voice for people with mesothelioma are joining in today’s recognition of .” Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer related to asbestos exposure. It usually affects the lining of the lungs (pleural mesothelioma) or abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma), but may also sometimes affect the heart (pericardial mesothelioma). is a program of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). (more…)