Dr. Helen Clayson is set to be a key figure for national mesothelioma awareness day.
WiredPRNews.com – Dr. Helen Clayson, who founded a Furness support group for individuals who are dealing with diseases related to asbestos, is set to take a significant role in a national initiative for awareness about asbestos in the UK. As reported by the North-West Evening Mail, Clayson will address an international conference concerning mesothelioma in connection to Action Mesothelioma Day.
Clayson is quoted in the report as stating, “The management of distressing symptoms such as pain and breathlessness needs further research alongside investigation into treatments to prolong the lives of mesothelioma sufferers.”
The doctor serves as the medical director of the Ulverston based St. Mary’s Hospice. She is also a founding member of Barrow Asbestos-Related Disease Support Group. Clayson is further quoted as commenting, “BARDS supports unreservedly the call for the UK government to recognize its moral duty to provide funding for a National Centre for Asbestos-Related Diseases.”
Statistics suggest that mesothelioma claims the lives of six people every day.