Use Your Resources
Many of us have a difficult time asking for help. We may be afraid of feeling vulnerable, or we may not want to be a “burden” on our loved ones. The simple truth is that all of us have times in our lives when we need to rely on others. Coping with a serious diagnosis like cancer is one of these times.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer or mesothelioma, the good news is that many resources are available to you. Besides your immediate friends and family, there are online resources, medical foundations, and support groups. Mesothelioma attorneys Williams Kherkher would also like to be a resource for you. Contact us at 800-781-3955.
The Importance of Doctor-Patient Communication
Your healthcare providers may be the most important resource at your disposal. Whether you are a patient or a caretaker, you need to take advantage of every opportunity to ask questions. You may want to keep a notebook where you can write down questions as they occur to you, so you will remember to ask them at your next appointment.
Your doctor can provide you with valuable information about:
- Symptom management
- Treatment options
- Community resources, such as support groups or religious organizations
The internet can be a great way to learn advice from doctors and fellow patients. If you would like to do research online, just make sure that every site you consult is associated with a reputable, professional organization. Some useful examples include:
- The American Cancer Society
- The National Cancer Institute
You can also learn more about mesothelioma and the law by browsing our website. If your illness was caused by a negligent employer, our mesothelioma attorneys may be able to help.
To learn more about your options during this time of crisis, contact mesothelioma lawyers Williams Kherkher at 800-781-3955.