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How to Improve Your Mesothelioma Prognosis

It’s your prognosis. Take action to improve it. Certain factors that influence your prognosis are within your control. You can improve your outcome, and we’re here to guide you along the way.

  • Doctors

    The most important step you can take to outlive your mesothelioma prognosis is to work with a mesothelioma specialist. Few doctors have the knowledge and experience to help you fight this rare cancer. Specialists tailor treatment based on your specific diagnosis and situation. You want to work with a specialist to increase your survival.

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  • Treatment Centers

    Not every cancer center treats mesothelioma the same way. You may like another center’s treatment options more than your current options. Consider a second opinion, or even a third. Comprehensive cancer centers provide a multidisciplinary approach, meaning patients benefit from the experience of several specialists, not just one physician.

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  • Clinical Trials

    Another option to improve your mesothelioma prognosis is to participate in a clinical trial. Many cancer centers across the country are conducting innovative clinical trials to study new and emerging mesothelioma treatments. These trials give patients early access to drugs and therapies that could prolong survival and improve quality of life.

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Meet Real People Who Will Help You Fight Your Cancer

Our team of Patient Advocates will connect you with doctors, financial assistance and resources to improve your mesothelioma prognosis and get your cancer in control. We're here to help.

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A Guide to Understanding the Disease

Getting informed about mesothelioma helps you learn to live with and overcome challenges. You cope better when you’re informed and supported by family, patient advocates and an expert medical team.

  • Mesothelioma Overview

    Asbestos exposure causes mesothelioma. While you can't control every factor that affects your prognosis, decisions about treatment, nutrition and overall health can improve your outcome. Learn how mesothelioma affects the body and how your choices will impact life expectancy.

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  • Living With Mesothelioma

    Long-term mesothelioma survivors learn to cope with physical setbacks and resolve challenges. Survivors outlive their mesothelioma prognosis by managing side effects, reducing stress, exercising, creating a strong support system and integrating complementary therapies into their lifestyle.

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  • Mesothelioma Nutrition

    Improving your diet helps you feel better and boosts your immune system. Regaining lost weight improves your mesothelioma prognosis and helps you handle treatment better. Certain foods and supplements aid recovery, improve mood, reduce symptoms and ease treatment side effects.

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Covering Your Expenses

Cancer treatment is expensive — and not always covered by insurance. The cost of copays, prescriptions, hospital stays and travel expenses add up quickly.

Health insurance typically covers a portion of each approved treatment, and insurers expect patients to pay the remaining portion, which could amount to thousands of dollars if surgery is performed. Copays for medication, hospital visits and infusion of chemotherapy or immunotherapy may also add up to thousands of dollars over time.

Complementary therapies, such as herbs, nutritional therapy and yoga, can reduce symptoms and side effects, but health insurance doesn’t typically cover them.

Our Patient Advocates offer information to patients and caregivers about travel and treatment grants, cancer charities and government programs. Other options include mesothelioma trust funds, Social Security Disability and VA benefits claims for military veterans.

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