Learning that you have an uncommon cancer like mesothelioma can turn your world upside down. No matter what you are feeling – be it fear, anger, sadness, anxiety or a combination of these and other emotions – it’s important to remember that it is ok. Everyone reacts to a cancer diagnosis differently, so you should surround yourself with friends and family to support you, and take the time to process your emotions as they come.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you are also likely to have a number of questions about your cancer, the treatment options that are available to you and how these treatments might affect you. At Moffitt Cancer Center, we make a point to educate patients on their malignancies and help take some of the fear out of a cancer diagnosis, which is why we have compiled some information to help you better understand mesothelioma and all that comes with it. You can learn more by reading these articles:
- What are the possible side effects of mesothelioma treatment?
- What are the most common occupations at risk for mesothelioma?
- How quickly can mesothelioma spread?
At Moffitt, the specialists in our Thoracic Oncology Program treat all types and stages of mesothelioma. These specialists collaborate to review each patient’s case to ensure their treatment plan is tailored to meet the unique challenges their cancer presents. For some, treatment may include the opportunity to participate in one of our innovative clinical trials, where they can benefit from the latest breakthroughs in mesothelioma treatment before these therapies are made widely available. Our unique approach to cancer treatment and focus on supportive care gives our patients the best chance at achieving the best possible outcome and an improved quality of life. To learn about the mesothelioma treatments available to you at Moffitt, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online.