Mesothelioma and Mental Health
Caring for your mental health after a mesothelioma diagnosis can improve your quality of life and positively impact your physical response to treatment.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may feel like everything in your life has changed. You may be overwhelmed by the side effects of treatment, having to tell people you have mesothelioma, the effects of your condition on your family, and the fear of death.
Although mesothelioma treatment has traditionally focused only on physical interventions, many mesothelioma doctors recognize that mental health plays an important role in treatment outcomes. As a result, mesothelioma treatment centers often include mental health support in the treatment plan.
Mesothelioma symptoms and treatment can take a toll on your mental health no matter how strong you are. Finding positive ways to cope is an important factor in your post-diagnosis quality of life, whether your condition worsens or improves.