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How Do I Decide When It’s Time To Stop Treatment?

Mesothelioma is a condition that is often challenging to control.  Treatments frequently work for a duration of time and postpone the progression of cancer. At some point, however, mesothelioma will return or advance. Your medical team might tell you that your condition is no longer capable or being controlled or they can no longer get in front of cancer as the result of its growth...

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What Is Hospice?

The focus of hospice care should be to provide care to patients and their loved ones during the last few months of life. Hospice can provide both support and guidance and make sure that all of a person’s emotional and physical needs are satisfied. The treatment offered at hospices changes from that of either controlling or curing the illness to keeping the highest quality of...

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What Are the Benefits of Exercise for Mesothelioma Patients?

You have been hearing for your whole life that a proper diet and regular physical exercise are good for you.  Some people make physical fitness a big part of their identity; if you doubt this, look at the multibillion-dollar industry dedicated to nutritional supplements, exercise equipment, and gym memberships.  Meanwhile, if you need to improve your fitness level, it can be hard to get started. ...

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Mesothelioma – Returning to Work

When you received a birthday card from the AARP on your 50th birthday, the first thought that went through your mind was probably, “I’m much too young to think about any of this.”  Even though 65 is generally considered the usual retirement age in the United States, a lot of people continue working for much longer than that, and not just people whose jobs are...

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Mesothelioma Follow-Up Care – How Often Should I Be Seen?

The weeks and months leading up to your surgery or first chemotherapy session related to a diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma can feel like an endless slog of blood draws diagnostic imaging tests, outpatient surgical procedures under anesthesia, and even the occasional hospital stay.  Once you start treatment, the monitoring continues, except when you would like to know, moment by moment, how your body is responding...

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Should I Get a Flu Shot or Pneumonia Vaccine?

After so many doctors’ appointments and hospital stays, agonizing waits for the results of tissue biopsies, and exhausting chemotherapy infusions, going to a primary care doctor or a walk-in clinic at a pharmacy is probably the farthest thing from your mind.  Before your mesothelioma diagnosis, perhaps you used to complain endlessly when you got sick with a seasonal virus, but in retrospect, you didn’t even...

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