The Mesothelioma Center's November Support Group: Finding Hope in a Disease With No Cure

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Many people living with mesothelioma ask their physicians how long they can expect to live with or without any treatment. Hearing an answer to that question can lead to all sorts of thoughts, feelings and challenges. We will discuss ways to live today while we may be unsure of our health in the coming weeks and months.

This support group is conducted online via The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com

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The Mesothelioma Center's November Support Group: Finding Hope in a Disease With No Cure

  1. 1. Finding hope while you live with an incurable disease Dana Nolan MS, LMHC, NCC Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  2. 2. Finding out What is a prognosis? How do physicians determine your prognosis? (800) 615-2270
  3. 3. “So, Doc, how long do I have?”  Everyone is different in their desire to know…  Why would patients want to know their estimated life expectancy?  Why wouldn’t some patients want to know?  What is right for YOU? (800) 615-2270
  4. 4. Curable vs. Treatable disease  Keeping mesothelioma “stable”  Symptom management  Quality of life (800) 615-2270
  5. 5. Finding hopefulness  Understanding your prognosis  Where do these predictions come from?  How are the survival statistics gathered?  There will be treatment options available in the future that are NOT available today (800) 615-2270
  6. 6. Living in the moment  What is mindfulness?  Where can I learn about more how to stay present? (800) 615-2270
  7. 7. Conclusions  Uncertainty can be challenging  Determine what you want to know about your prognosis  Discover your ways to find hope! (800) 615-2270
  8. 8. Contact Information 1-800-615-2270 (800) 615-2270

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