Being diagnosed with mesothelioma can have a devastating impact on your life and the lives of those around you but you don’t have to go through it alone. There are all kinds of groups and charities who are on hand to help you, offering everything from financial aid to emotional comfort.
Treating any cancer can be costly. However, because mesothelioma is so rare, treatment can be even more expensive. You may also be earning less because you can’t work or are working fewer hours and you might incur other unexpected expenses, such as increased heating costs.
Fortunately, you may be entitled to financial aid and benefits if you suffer from mesothelioma. Macmillan Cancer Support offer plenty of advice and information about receiving financial help if you have been diagnosed with the disease.
If you have recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma there are a number of feelings you are likely to be experiencing such as stress, anger, confusion, denial and even depression.
Many people with mesothelioma find comfort from joining a support group where they can share and discuss their feelings with others who are in a similar situation. You can find details of local support groups by contacting Mesothelioma UK.
General support and advice
Macmillan Cancer Support are there to improve the life of anyone who has been affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical and financial support and push for improved cancer care. You can also order booklets on cancer and treatments and receive cancer information and benefits advice by calling their helpline on 0808 808 00 00.