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Tips For Coping With a Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Tips For Coping With a Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Mesothelioma is a rare and terminal cancer that attacks the linings of the lungs, heart, abdomen, and, in some cases, the testicles. In most cases, it is caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers. Asbestos is a naturally occurring combination of minerals that is very durable and heat-resistant. Because of this, it has been used during the last century in a wide array of industrial applications.

In the 1930s, many corporations were made aware of the fact that asbestos could cause severe health problems, especially to the lungs. However, most corporations chose to ignore this information and allowed their employees to be exposed to asbestos without protection. If this occurred and caused your mesothelioma, you have recourse to file a lawsuit against your employer.

A mesothelioma diagnosis can be a terrifying experience that can cause you or your diagnosed family member severe grief and depression. Here are some tips to help keep you positive while battling mesothelioma:

  • Maintain good overall health and nutrition
  • Keep a positive attitude – while there is no cure for mesothelioma at this time, there are multitudes of experiments and trials that are getting closer and closer to earlier diagnoses and a possible cure
  • Keep an open mind – newer treatments of mesothelioma include immunotherapy rather than chemotherapy and radiation (traditional cancer treatments); keep your mind open to trying this*
  • Join a support group – it may be difficult to discuss your fears with your friends or family, but a support group may be helpful as they can empathize with what you’re going through

At The Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP, our Baltimore asbestos attorneys can help you and your family if you believe you weren’t properly protected from asbestos by your employer. We can help get you compensation for your medical bills, loss of employment, and pain and suffering. Please contact us today or call us at (410) 625-9330.

*Always consult your doctors before beginning or ending any type of treatment plan*