Living with mesothelioma
You may find it very hard to deal with a diagnosis of mesothelioma. But there are a lot of people available to support you and your family at this time. Your hospital will have nurses and doctors who can discuss your disease and treatment with you. If you are finding it hard to deal with your diagnosis, your doctor can refer you to special doctors, nurses and counsellors, who are experts in helping cancer patients’ deal with the anxiety of a diagnosis. There are also medical social workers who can help you deal with any problems and give you advice on benefits and services that you are entitled to.
You may be entitled to compensation if it is proved that you got mesothelioma because of asbestos exposure in the past. Discuss this with your doctor or solicitor.
Support centres and groups
There are many cancer support centres and counsellors for cancer patients around the country.
Links to external websites are included here. The Irish Cancer Society is not responsible for links to external websites.
- Mesothelioma UK
- Health and Safety Authority (HSA)
- Citizens Information Board
- DVD produced by Australian Lung Foundation for people affected by Mesothelioma
Call our National Cancer Helpline
Freephone 1800 200 700 to talk to a specialist cancer nurse
It's open Monday-Thursday from 9am to 7pm and Friday from 9am to 5pm