Being diagnosed with mesothelioma can bring about a flood of mixed emotions. One of the unfortunately common conditions that accompanies living with cancer is depression. Depression can appear at any point during the journey of living with mesothelioma. It is a serious condition that can carry with it serious health impacts. Depression has been shown to decrease survival rates and the efficacy of treatment.
Cancer.net lists the following as Risk Factors for Depression:
- Previous diagnosis of depression or anxiety
- Family history of depression or anxiety
- Lack of support of friends or family
- Financial burdens
It’s very important to make sure that you keep your healthcare team updated with any changes in mood. According to Cancer.et explaining symptoms of depression is difficult but you should make sure to alert your medical professional of:
- Your feelings
- Specific sources of concern
- Physical symptoms
- The effect on your daily life
The Paul Law Firm advocates for victims of asbestos-related diseases. If you or a loved one is suffering from mesothelioma, call the Paul Law Firm. With over 2.5 billion dollars collected for victims of asbestos exposure, we have the knowledge and the experience to fight for you. We also understand that fighting doesn’t just happen in the courtroom. It also happens in a lab where we are fighting for a cure. Check out the Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America here.
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