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Mesothelioma and Depression

Mesothelioma and Depression

Coping with a cancer diagnosis, especially one as aggressive as mesothelioma, often comes with an onslaught of mixed emotions. It’s normal for patients to feel scared, overwhelmed, sad, or even slighted after their diagnosis. However, when a mental illness such as depression takes over, those emotions intensify and may even begin to interfere with a patient’s everyday life. Depression following...

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Understanding the Four Types of Mesothelioma

Understanding the Four Types of Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that develops after a patient is exposed to asbestos fibers. Between ten and fifty years following their initial exposure, the patient’s healthy cells mutate and become cancerous. From there, they grow and multiply in the outer lining of the internal organs, including places like the lungs, heart, abdomen, and testicles. The type of mesothelioma is determined by...

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How Mesothelioma Affects the Body

How Mesothelioma Affects the Body

Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer that affects the lining of your organs, such as the stomach and chest cavity. The disease can cause fluid build-up in your lungs, heart, and abdomen, pain throughout your torso, as well as weight loss and chronic fatigue. Though mesothelioma is a challenging and painful disease to manage, knowing what lies ahead and how the body will be impacted can...

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Diet and Nutrition for Mesothelioma Patients

Diet and Nutrition for Mesothelioma Patients

Diet and nutrition for mesothelioma patients is a critical part of their healthcare plan. When a patient has good nutrition, it can help them live with a better quality of life and maintain other aspects of their overall health, such as their muscle strength and immune system. Additionally, a proper diet can ease chemotherapy side effects and can help manage malnutrition. How Does Proper Diet...

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What’s the Difference Between Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer?

What’s the Difference Between Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer?

Many people mistake mesothelioma and lung cancer for one and the same. While the two diseases are similar, they are not identical. Learn the difference between mesothelioma and lung cancer, as well as which treatment may work best for you. Mesothelioma vs. Lung Cancer Mesothelioma is a form of lung cancer. However, there are key differences between the two diseases, including the following....

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5 Myths About Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Asbestos is a fibrous mineral compound that used to be highly prized by the construction, manufacturing and automotive industries. In the 1920s, scientists started publishing studies tracing the carcinogenic link between asbestos exposure and fatal diseases, including mesothelioma. Unfortunately, greedy companies ignored these warnings (and their internal reports) and continued to allow their...

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