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Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Mesothelioma

Being diagnosed with mesothelioma is a life-changing event with emotional, physical, familial and, often, financial consequences. It is very important to establish strong relationships with a team of experts able to provide support and guidance in all aspects of the management of mesothelioma.

Important questions to ask after being diagnosed with mesothelioma may include:

  • How serious is my diagnosis?
  • Should I see a specialist? What will it cost me or will my insurance cover it?
  • Am I a candidate for a clinical trial?
  • What is the goal of my treatment?
  • Are there alternative treatment options?
  • What are the side effects of the proposed treatment and how will they affect my quality of life?
  • What are my options for palliative care to address the management of my mesothelioma?

Page last updated: April 8, 2020

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