Newly Diagnosed with 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.

Find Out All You Can about Mesothelioma

Learn about mesothelioma, the symptoms and diagnosis of this disease, and treating and managing  it. It is important for you to understand how this disease is going to impact your health and what steps you need to take to best manage your disease.

Learn About Your Treatment Options

Work with your healthcare provider to determine how serious your diagnosis is and what your treatment options are.

Find out more about the role of palliative care in managing your disease.

Talk to your healthcare provider to find out if a clinical trial would be right for you.

Connect With Others

It is important for you to have support from others.  Joining an online or in-person support group can provide you with more opportunities to get information about your disease, empower you to manage your disease, and provide you with the support you need.

Financial Concerns

If the cost of medical treatment is a burden for you and your family, you should talk to your healthcare team about your concerns and see what options are available. You can learn more about financial assistance that may be available to you by contacting the Lung HelpLine.

Reviewed and approved by the American Lung Association Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel.

Page last updated: June 7, 2024

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