Following a mesothelioma diagnosis, it’s common to go through a range of emotions. A strong support system will help you better cope with the situation and effectively plan your treatment and regain some control.
The Mayo Clinic offers four pieces of advice to help patients through this difficult time:
The more you know about mesothelioma and the form of the disease you have, the more informed you can be about treatment decisions going forward. Find out about upcoming research and clinical trials, and use websites for charities and health organizations who specialize in cancer and mesothelioma. Write a list of questions you want to ask your healthcare team.