Written By: Devin Golden

About Mesothelioma Guide

Mesothelioma Guide provides patients and their loved ones with information, resources, and support over a wide spectrum of free assistance options. Our staff is committed to helping you and your family navigate a mesothelioma cancer diagnosis to find the best treatment, legal help and emotional support.

Karen Ritter, RN BSN

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Karen Ritter, RN BSN

Registered Nurse

Karen Ritter, RN BSN

Medically Reviewed By

Karen Ritter, RN BSN

Registered Nurse


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Our Commitment to You

Mesothelioma Guide is proud to serve you by offering the best free resources for mesothelioma patients and their families. The Advocacy team works tirelessly to explain every aspect of a patient’s diagnosis to both the patients and their loved ones. Everyone from the victim to the daily caregivers will need guidance through the diagnosis.

We know the learning curve with this disease is steep. But with our help, we hope to bend that curve to a manageable level, and provide our patients with a sense that they always have someone to lean on.

Read what the people we’ve helped have to say about us on our testimonials page. Below is an overview of our dedicated staff, whose professional priority above all else is to help people affected by mesothelioma.

Our Patient Advocates

Karen Ritter, RN BSN

Registered Nurse Navigator and Patient Advocate

Karen Ritter has been a registered nurse for over 25 years, she is an ovarian cancer survivor, was a caregiver to her mom with cancer and a caregiver now for her dad who has Alzheimer’s. As a Nurse Navigator with Mesothelioma Guide, she is dedicated to helping patients with mesothelioma find the best mesothelioma specialists, treatment centers, and advanced treatment options available. Karen has a passion to connect with her patients and their family members to make sure they know they are not alone in this journey. She understands that this diagnosis comes with a number of questions, fears, and burdens. None of these areas are left untouched, Karen’s goal is to educate and equip patients and families with everything they need to navigate this cancer diagnosis with grace, dignity and comfort.

Retired LCDR Carl Jewett

Veteran's Patient Advocate

Carl Jewett is a retired naval officer (LCDR) and the patient advocacy director for Mesothelioma Guide. He also serves as the executive director of the Veterans Assistance Network and is fully accredited by the VA. After serving in the Navy’s submarine force for just under 24 years, Commander Jewett retired from active duty in the Navy and assumed the executive director position at the Veterans Assistance Network. Since that time, he has helped over 1000 veterans with asbestos illnesses get approved for VA Disability Compensation and Pension. He has been married for over 30 years and has three adult children.

Meet the Rest of Our Team

Camryn Keeble

Camryn Keeble

Senior Content Writer and Editor

Camryn Keeble is the senior content writer and editor for Mesothelioma Guide. Her goal is to raise awareness of mesothelioma and its effects on patients and their loved ones. She creates informative content for the Mesothelioma Guide website and works diligently to spread awareness of the dangers of asbestos exposure. She strives to make Mesothelioma Guide the number one resource for mesothelioma information, asbestos news and legal guidance. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new recipes and being active outdoors.

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Tercio Neves

Senior Designer

Tercio Neves is the Graphic Designer at Mesothelioma Guide. He uses his design skills to help create and maintain a visually effective website for mesothelioma patients. He enjoys designing while focusing on the experience of the user. Tercio was born in São Paulo, Brazil and is fluent in Portuguese. In his free time he enjoys playing soccer, video games, and spending time at home with his girlfriend and their two cats.

Rebecca Ochoa

Rebecca Ochoa

Social Media Coordinator

Rebecca Ochoa is the Social Media Coordinator at Mesothelioma Guide. She focuses on raising awareness of the dangers of asbestos and the effects of mesothelioma by sharing informative content through social media channels. Her goal is to have Mesothelioma Guide become a top resource for information about this rare cancer. She enjoys collaborating with a team of creative individuals to design and develop eye-catching and informative content. During her free time, she enjoys painting, spending time with friends and family and watching movies with her boyfriend and pets.

Alex Campbell

Alex Campbell

Social Media Team

Alex Campbell is part of the social media team at Mesothelioma Guide. Her goal is to help educate the public about mesothelioma by writing informative and accessible content to share through social networks. She focuses on creating the best content with the hopes that Mesothelioma Guide becomes a major resource that makes a difference in the lives of patients and their families. She loves spending her free time reading, enjoying time with family and friends, baking, traveling, and watching movies and shows with her dog.

Alex Abbamondi

Alex Abbamondi

Web Developer

Alex Abbamondi is a web developer at Mesothelioma Guide. On a daily basis, he is working towards creating a user-friendly website that allows easy accessibility of information to anyone utilizing our website. Outside of work you can find Alex enjoying the outdoors, surfing at the local beach, and keeping up to date with the latest technologies.

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Get in Touch With a Member of Our Team

Need help? Contact us using the form below and a member of our team will connect with you, or contact us by phone at 1.888.385.2024. Thank you for letting us be your trusted Mesothelioma Guide.

We value your privacy and will never sell or rent your personal information to any third party.

How We Can Help

Mesothelioma Guide’s staff understands you likely have many questions about mesothelioma. Whether it’s you with the disease or a loved one – such as a parent, grandparent, sibling or child – you don’t have to figure out all of this on your own. Lean on our free resources to make this process a little easier.

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Doctor Match

Our free Doctor Match program helps patients find a mesothelioma specialist who will fit their specific needs. These doctors have the experience and knowledge needed to effectively treat this rare cancer. We’ve researched the best mesothelioma specialists in the country so that you can find the one who will offer the best treatment and support options available.

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Legal Assistance

The idea of filing a legal claim for mesothelioma might be last on your mind. However, you are entitled to financial help to pay for expensive treatment, cover for lost wages, and more hardships. Mesothelioma Guide can help you find an expert who gives what’s called a “free case evaluation.” This resource allows you to learn more about your case’s validity and what the next steps would be in the process. It’s another free resource, so there’s no risk or downside for you to utilize it.

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Premium Medical Content

Mesothelioma Guide’s content team creates straightforward website pages, blog articles, podcasts and video content that explains mesothelioma with deeply researched information. Every page is created for patients to understand more about their diagnosis, their current treatment options, the possible therapies available in clinical trials, and the top hospitals for mesothelioma cancer care.

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Live Chat

There is always someone available to answer your questions about mesothelioma or connect you with a patient specialist. Through our “Live Chat” feature, patients and family members can connect with a member of our team to get the answers they need quicker and easier than ever.

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Social Media

We have a growing community on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media outlets bringing patients, families and others affected by mesothelioma together. Join us and meet survivors, learn about new treatments, and connect with others like you.

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To learn more about how Mesothelioma Guide can help you and your family, read about how we’ve been there for others. The best way to prove our dedication is through the words of the people we’ve helped. Read testimonials from mesothelioma patients and their family, friends, and caretakers.

Sources & Author

Devin Golden

About the Writer, Devin Golden

Devin Golden is a content writer for Mesothelioma Guide. He produces mesothelioma-related content on various mediums, including the Mesothelioma Guide website and social media channels. Devin's objective is to translate complex information regarding mesothelioma into informative, easily absorbable content to help patients and their loved ones.