A Mesothelioma Survivor’s Story: How He Found Out He Had Cancer

Paul Kraus, the author of the best-selling book: Surviving Mesothelioma and Other Cancers: A Patient’s Guide, is best-known for being the longest-surviving mesothelioma patient in the world. Paul was diagnosed in 1997 with metastases so advanced that the surgeons and cancer specialists had given him no hope of recovery or survival.

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In this video shared by Surviving Mesothelioma in 2013, Paul shares how he reacted when he was first diagnosed with mesothelioma.

“Well, to be told I have cancer and only a short amount of time to live is devastating. But when the cancer is an accidental find, while undergoing minor abdominal surgery, the shock was all the more profound.”

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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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