The Charity – Mavis Nye Foundation

The Mavis Nye Foundation was created to inspire victims of mesothelioma, an asbestos related terminal Cancer. To give hope to fellow victims and show a light at the end of the tunnel.

In sharing a brief story of her journey Mavis hopes to dispel some of the fear and myths; read her story here:

How your kind donations will help:

The Foundations Primary Aim is to reach out to as many Donators as Possible to enable the grants to begin:

  • Aiming to provide a Hardship Fund and support, and Financial Grants to Aid Newly Diagnosed victims of mesothelioma in the UK.
  • Provide short term travel expenses to reach treatment, when unable to claim these expenses elsewhere.
  • To offer grants to smaller research Labs to pursue the development of new drugs for mesothelioma research in the UK (which are now being advertised!)
  • To support Young University Students Studying to become mesothelioma Doctors.
  • To offer Grants towards securing more CNS Nurses in the UK.

Donations and Fundraising Events:  Without these donations, we cannot begin to help those in need of our support!

What is Mesothelioma?

It is a rare and aggressive cancer found in the lining surrounding the lungs, stomach and heart. It has been proven that mesothelioma cancer is caused by Asbestos Exposure.

Health & Safety Statistics – published by the Health and Safety Executive in 2016

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that takes many years to develop following the inhalation of asbestos fibres, but is usually rapidly fatal following symptom onset. Annual deaths in Britain increased steeply over the last 50 years, a consequence of mainly occupational asbestos exposures that occurred because of the widespread industrial use of asbestos during 1950-1980. The latest information shows:

  • There were 2,595 mesothelioma deaths in Great Britain in 2016, broadly similar to the previous four years.
  • The latest projections suggest that there will continue to be around 2,500 deaths per year for the rest of this current decade before annual numbers begin to decline.
  • The continuing increase in annual mesothelioma deaths in recent years has been driven mainly by deaths among those aged 70 and above.
  • In 2016 there were 2,197 male deaths and 398 female deaths, broadly similar to the annual numbers among males and females in the previous four years.
  • There were 2,025 new cases of mesothelioma assessed for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) in 2017 of which 235 were female, compared with 2,170 in 2016 of which 240 were female.
  • Men who worked in the building industry when asbestos was used extensively are now among those most at risk of mesothelioma

The Stages

Doctors describe how mesothelioma grows and spreads with 4 stages.

Patients diagnosed with stage 1 or stage 2 mesothelioma have the most treatment options. Patients with stage 3 or 4 can improve their quality of life with palliative treatments. Clinical trials are an option for patients at any stage.

The stage of a mesothelioma tumour describes how far it’s spread from where it first appeared in the protective lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart. The spread of mesothelioma is known as metastasis. The farther mesothelioma has spread, the later doctors stage the disease.

Doctors use imaging tests and biopsies to determine your cancer stage. The results of your diagnosis help them decide which treatments fit your needs, and which will have the most positive impact on your prognosis.

Stage 1: There’s no spread to lymph nodes and the cancer is localised to one side of the body. This is the earliest stage. Stage 1 patients have the most treatment options.

Stage 2: Mesothelioma is still localised to one side of the body but there are signs of metastasis to nearby lymph nodes. Aggressive treatment options are still an option.

Stage 3: The first significant signs of metastasis have occurred. Mesothelioma has spread to lymph nodes and surrounding organs. Surgical options become limited.

Stage 4: Mesothelioma has spread to the other side of the body. Treatment options for stage 4 patients primarily involves relieving symptoms.


Saving Lives and Changing Lives

Help us to change and save lives of those affected, please spread this message as far and wide as you can.

The further this goes the more lives we can save!

Contact Us

For anyone needing help and support, you can contact Mavis Nye, a surviving mesothelioma patient:

For any Asbestos related training needs, you can speak directly to our training team for advice and guidance:

[email protected]

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