Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Dealing with your diagnosis

Diagnosis of any cancer is extremely difficult for both the person with cancer and the people who love them. But a cancer diagnosis does not mean you are entirely without power. There are a number of resources available for individuals and families to help to cope with the diagnosis of cancer and its ramifications. (For more information, see How is mesothelioma diagnosised?)

One of the best ways to empower yourself is to learn all you can about malignant mesothelioma and its treatment options.

Support Resources

Coping with Diagnosis for Patients
This is an online message board sponsored by the American Cancer Society.
Cancer diagnosis: 11 tips for coping
From the staff at the Mayo Clinic, here are eleven tips for coping with a cancer diagnosis.
Dealing With a Cancer Diagnosis: Getting Beyond "Why Me?"
On the Discovery Health web site, these suggestions for dealing with a cancer diagnosis are originally from the American Psychological Association.