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A Guide For The Holidays: Mesothelioma Patients and Caregivers

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With the holidays approaching everyone can feel a bit overwhelmed at times. But when you have a loved one battling mesothelioma it can be a particularly challenging time of year. The MesoRC will be putting out a series of tips for those suffering or have a loved one suffering from mesothelioma to help during the busy holiday season.

Today’s tip is- Communication is Key

The holidays are filled with emotion, and not all those emotions are pleasant. Sharing your feelings can help you avoid misunderstandings and reduce stress. By starting the conversation with the person you love who has mesothelioma, you open the door for them to share their feelings, too. Youll all feel less isolated and more connected as a result. Dealing with asbestos cancer or mesothelioma during the holiday season does not necessarily have to be an insurmountable task.

Understand, too, that mesothelioma is like the elephant in the living room. Others may be waiting for a cue from you or your loved one to let them know whether or not they should talk about it. You can ease the pressure by expressing your wishes and encouraging your loved one to express his.