Is Mesothelioma a Form of Cancer?
When you first learn you have cancer, everything seems to change in an instant. You may feel like your life has been turned upside down. Once the shock wears off, the process of making changes begins. You may have to rearrange the tasks and routines in your life when you start treatment. Symptoms and side effects may affect your body and emotions. You may have to learn new ways to talk to your loved ones and your health care team. And you probably have a lot of questions to ask about adjusting to all the new problems that cancer causes.
It may seem confusing at first, but knowing what to expect can help you feel more comfortable. The sections below contain tips to help you deal with these changes. See our Caregivers section for other tips that may help your loved one adjust during this time.