Mesothelioma may be a rare cancer, but those who are affected by the illness still deserve access to a range of resources to guide them through the journey.
This is where The Mesothelioma Center comes in. They are dedicated to bringing the newest medical information and health research to the 3,000 Americans who develop the disease each year. Their community blog helps connect patients with others who are facing the same health struggles, while their website itself provides easy-to-understand information that teaches patients about what’s going on inside their bodies.
Since most cases of mesothelioma cancer are the result of asbestos exposure, the asbestos directory helps patients identify what products or jobsites may have caused their disease. To help promote awareness and prevent future cases of the disease, the website also helps patients learn what to do if they come into contact with asbestos or have a history of asbestos exposure.
Patient advocates can talk directly with patients about their diagnosis or treatment goals and help them decide what step to take next. Meanwhile, patients can browse the treatment pages to learn about the newest chemotherapy drugs, potentially life-saving surgeries and other mesothelioma treatment options. Patients can also find out how to incorporate alternative therapies – such as yoga and acupuncture – into their treatment to help manage chest pain, dyspnea and other standard symptoms. The Doctor Match program also helps patients connect with experienced oncologists in their area.
Author bio: Faith Franz researches and writes about health-related issues for The Mesothelioma Center. One of her focuses is living with cancer.