4 Tips for Coping and Getting Support for Mesothelioma

It’s never easy to be on the receiving end of a cancer diagnosis — especially when the cancer is as rare and serious as mesothelioma.

To help you cope better with the news and begin to plan your counter attack, we’ve put together a list of tips that might help you take the first steps:


1. Learn about mesothelioma so you can make informed decisions.


It is normal for patients to feel confused and overwhelmed after being diagnosed with mesothelioma. To counter feelings of lost control, patients can bolster themselves with information about the disease and available treatments. Use reliable sources that provide clear facts such as the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.  Organizations are dedicated to delivering accurate, science driven information that helps patients make more informed decisions.

What is mesothelioma? Find out about it.

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Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.

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