Living with mesothelioma

Being diagnosed with mesothelioma can be frightening. Getting through it and figuring out how to live a long life takes layers of support.

When you come to City of Hope, you get access to a strong support network, including staff to help you and your family at every step in your journey. That includes everything from talk therapy to meditation to being connected with a patient navigator. Supportive care is not just about improving your mood and quality of life — it has been shown in studies to extend life.

We can help with concerns including:

  • Managing side effects
  • Pain management
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation to improve breathing
  • Navigating the health care system
  • Your emotional, social and spiritual health
  • Handling and coping with stress
  • Staying healthy and active
  • Healthy cooking and eating
  • Healing arts
  • Caregiver skills
  • Restoring normalcy in your family, job or school routine

Learn more about these resources at our Living with Cancer or Supportive Care Medicine sites.