Life after Mesithelioma dianose

Life After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis

When you’re diagnosed with mesothelioma, your life changes forever. For at least the early months, your time and energy will probably revolve around all the medical appointments required for diagnosis and treatments. Even after that early whirlwind of activity, though, living with mesothelioma will require some adjustments and added support. These are some of tactics and resources to help you understand what to expect, and what you can do to make your life easier as you go through this difficult and challenging time. Continue reading “Life After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis”

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Mesothelioma Treatment question for Doctor

What to Ask Your Doctor After Being Diagnosed with Mesothelioma

Asking the right questions after a mesothelioma diagnosis can help prepare you to deal with the future, and provide you with information you need to be an informed partner in deciding on the best path for mesothelioma treatments. When you first meet with your doctor after getting your diagnosis, though, it may be hard to remember all the questions you want to ask. This list of questions can help you get all the information you need, and may include questions you wouldn’t have thought to ask. Continue reading “What to Ask Your Doctor After Being Diagnosed with Mesothelioma”

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Mesothelioma Treatment

Common Mesothelioma Treatments

Mesothelioma is a complex cancer diagnosis, and you’ll have a number of different treatment options presented to you by your doctors. They’ll most likely include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, as well as new, cutting edge immunotherapy treatments. In some cases, you may qualify for experimental treatments or clinical trials, such as immunotherapy. Often, the treatment your doctor proposes will include a combination of two or more therapies, commonly called multimodal treatment. Your treatment team will consider many things in coming up with a treatment plan for you. Those considerations include: Continue reading “Common Mesothelioma Treatments”

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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?”

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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”

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