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Mesothelioma Diagnosis

You’ve Been Diagnosed, Now What?

Living with mesothelioma presents emotional, physical and practical challenges for you, your family and your caregivers. The challenges are not insurmountable, however. There are many things you can do and resources available to help you during this difficult time, and make your life more comfortable and less restrictive. These are some of the challenges you may face, along with advice and information on resources that can help you live with mesothelioma. Continue reading “You’ve Been Diagnosed, Now What?”

Mesothelioma Prognosis

Understanding Your Mesothelioma Prognosis

“How long have I got, doc?”

If you’ve just been diagnosed with mesothelioma, the question above is probably one of the first that came into your mind. Essentially, a prognosis is a prediction of the most likely course of your disease. It can be frightening and demoralizing to hear from a doctor that you only have a certain number of months to live, but it’s important to remember a few things when considering your prognosis. Continue reading “Understanding Your Mesothelioma Prognosis”

How to Get the Support You Need to Fight Mesothelioma

mesothelioma diagnosis can be devastating, but you don’t have to deal with it alone. Many groups and organizations offer different types of support for patients with mesothelioma and their families. Finding and accessing those supports, though, can seem daunting when you’re already in the midst of dealing with the upheaval that comes with being diagnosed with mesothelioma. These are a few of the important supports available, and advice and tips on accessing them. Continue reading “How to Get the Support You Need to Fight Mesothelioma”

Ketruda Drug against Mesothelioma

Can Keytruda Help Fight Your Mesothelioma?

If you’ve sought medical advice for mesothelioma-related lung cancer, your doctor may have mentioned Keytruda (pembrolizumab) to you. Because mesothelioma-related cancers are difficult to treat, it’s exciting for many patients to hear that a new drug may help slow or stop the growth of cancer cells. At the same time, any new treatment comes with risks and plenty of questions.

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