What You Need to Know Following a Mesothelioma Diagnosis

We understand that a mesothelioma diagnosis can be devasting for a patient and their loved ones. As well as the treatment that lies ahead, mesothelioma patients have to deal with the emotional fallout of a such a serious diagnosis, including coming to terms with the disease and telling family and friends.

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Cancer Research UK explains that there are organizations that can help you deal with many of the different aspects of a mesothelioma diagnosis, from explaining the treatment options to more practical help with finances and legal advice.

You may need information regarding sick pay, disability benefits, filing lawsuits, and insurance. However, it’s important to remember that you don’t need to sort everything out all at once and you don’t have to do it alone.

Your healthcare team should also be able to support you by directing you to any department that may help, such as counseling or nutritional advice. If you live alone, you may need someone to help you while you recover from any surgery or treatment if you have no friends or family available.

Try to take as much support as you can get from friends, family, and professionals so that you can concentrate your efforts on treatment and recovery.

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Mesothelioma Research News is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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