Message from Mesothelioma Survivors and Caregivers: Don’t Give UpCancer & Caregiving
Asbestos.com is the nation’s most trusted mesothelioma resource
The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com has provided patients and their loved ones the most updated and reliable information on mesothelioma and asbestos exposure since 2006.
Our team of Patient Advocates includes a medical doctor, a registered nurse, health services administrators, veterans, VA-accredited Claims Agents, an oncology patient navigator and hospice care expert. Their combined expertise means we help any mesothelioma patient or loved one through every step of their cancer journey.
More than 30 contributors, including mesothelioma doctors, survivors, health care professionals and other experts, have peer-reviewed our website and written unique research-driven articles to ensure you get the highest-quality medical and health information.
About The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com
- Assisting mesothelioma patients and their loved ones since 2006.
- Helps more than 50% of mesothelioma patients diagnosed annually in the U.S.
- A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
- 5-star reviewed mesothelioma and support organization.
"My family has only the highest compliment for the assistance and support that we received from The Mesothelioma Center. This is a staff of compassionate and knowledgeable individuals who respect what your family is experiencing and who go the extra mile to make an unfortunate diagnosis less stressful. Information and assistance were provided by The Mesothelioma Center at no cost to our family."LashawnMesothelioma patient’s daughter
How to Cite Asbestos.com’s Article
Persaud, N. (2020, October 16). Message from Mesothelioma Survivors and Caregivers: Don’t Give Up. Asbestos.com. Retrieved February 4, 2023, from https://www.asbestos.com/blog/2012/05/09/message-dont-give-up/
Persaud, Nadia. "Message from Mesothelioma Survivors and Caregivers: Don’t Give Up." Asbestos.com, 16 Oct 2020, https://www.asbestos.com/blog/2012/05/09/message-dont-give-up/.
Persaud, Nadia. "Message from Mesothelioma Survivors and Caregivers: Don’t Give Up." Asbestos.com. Last modified October 16, 2020. https://www.asbestos.com/blog/2012/05/09/message-dont-give-up/.
Who better to hear a message of hope from than people who have been in your shoes? We collected some advice from our Wall of Hope contributors with the hope that their words can bring some inspiration and light into your life.
Sean Rickard, Survivor: “Try to remain positive, think that a cure is just around the corner. Plan a little project each month to give yourself something to look forward to.”
Angela Winsor, Survivor: “There are days when you aren’t on top of the world, but the point is not to stay there, to keep moving forward.”
Karen Savarese, Survivor: “Research, research and work with a knowledgeable and top notch doctor in this field. Don’t just see an oncologist. If you have to travel for the best care, then do it.”
Bob Oberstar, Survivor: “I never ask ‘Why me?’ I’m always asking, ‘How can I live with this?’ I still have a lot more I want to get done.”
“I can’t sit back and just accept this (diagnosis). I have to stay busy. I set goals for myself and work toward them. We all have bad days, but I tell people to try and stay positive.”
Wendy Morris, Survivor: “If your brain and body tell you something completely opposite of what a man or woman in a white coat has handed you, listen to your heart and fight, debate, cry, pray, share, love and mostly live this life with what your gut is telling you to do! You are NEVER alone in this battle.”
Rob Harris, Caregiver: “Care giving is frightening and, in all likelihood, the hardest job you will ever do. It comes with lots of pain and suffering. However, if you allow your glass to be half full, or in our case, overflowing, you will gain an experience like you never imagined. You will know your loved one better than ever before and, just as importantly, you will learn more about yourself than you could have ever guessed.”
We hope these words of hope from mesothelioma survivors and caregivers have resonated with you and given you the motivation to keep fighting. If you would like to share your story with the mesothelioma community, contact us at email@example.com.