If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related cancer, you might wonder how you will cope with the challenges that lie ahead of you. However, you should take comfort in the fact that you are not alone. There are mesothelioma support groups out there with people who are sharing the same experience—who have either survived mesothelioma or are currently living with it.
What is a Mesothelioma Support Group?
Mesothelioma support groups consist of people suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related conditions, such as asbestosis. Members of mesothelioma support groups meet regularly – in person or even online – to discuss their fears and concerns about the disease, treatment options and experiences, and coping strategies.
Why Should I Join a Mesothelioma Support Group?
Most medical experts agree that dealing with the emotional and psychological aspects of your condition is as important to successful treatment as dealing with the medical and physical side. Your doctor may even assign you to a mesothelioma support group as part of your overall treatment plan.
A mesothelioma support group provides a safe, nurturing environment where you can speak candidly about your cancer-related challenges. Members of mesothelioma support groups are often able to educate one another on dealing with emotional issues as well as managing side effects and living well despite their disease.
Finding Mesothelioma Support Groups
Below are some excellent resources for finding mesothelioma support groups and other resources that can assist you in coping with your illness:
- The National Cancer Institute offers an online database with resources that provide support, information, and advocacy for cancer patients and their families. Here, you can search for mesothelioma support groups and similar organizations close to where you live.
- The American Cancer Society offers a free online search service that allows you to find mesothelioma support groups and related services in your area.
- The Cancer Support Community is a resource that provides information on coping with your diagnosis, cancer survivorship, and maintaining quality of life with cancer.
Could You Be Entitled to Compensation?
When you’re diagnosed with mesothelioma, it can place a tremendous financial burden on you and those you love. Call Sokolove Law at 1-888-360-4215 today to find out if you may be entitled to compensation for your asbestos-related injury.