Elizabeth Nicholson

Elizabeth Nicholson from Perth was diagnosed with the asbestos cancer mesothelioma in 2008. Elizabeth never worked with asbestos and she is one of an increasing number of people affected by asbestos-related disease who were not exposed in the workplace. In spite of being given only a short time to live at the time, her health has remained relatively stable. Here she talks about the shock of receiving her diagnosis and how she and her family have dealt with the aftermath.