Mesothelioma 101 Webinar: What to Do After a Diagnosis

Health & Wellness

The period after a mesothelioma diagnosis can be a frightening time. What symptoms can you expect? What are the best treatment options? How should you connect with a mesothelioma specialist?

On Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. ET, two mesothelioma experts will answer your questions in a free, live webinar and Q&A session. Dr. Snehal Smart and registered nurse Sean Marchese will guide patients and caregivers through what they can expect after a mesothelioma diagnosis. 

This webinar will cover several aspects ranging from diagnosis to symptoms. The hosts will also offer tips on finding a mesothelioma specialist and remaining healthy during treatment. A webinar recording will be available to those who sign up and confirm their registration with a Patient Advocate.

What You’ll Learn During the Mesothelioma 101 Webinar

Hosts Smart and Marchese will present a “Mesothelioma 101” crash course on planning for your care.

Topics will include:

  • A timeline from exposure to treatment.
  • What to consider after your diagnosis.
  • Finding a specialist and clinical trials.
  • How to choose mesothelioma treatments.
  • What to look for in a health care team.
  • Nutrition tips and ways to stay healthy.
  • Legal options and creating a financial plan.
  • Support groups and resources.

Anticipating your care needs is an essential part of living with mesothelioma. Viewers will learn tips on managing side effects and how doctors integrate therapies into a multimodal treatment plan.

You should consider attending if you are:

  • A mesothelioma patient.
  • The caregiver of a mesothelioma patient.
  • Coping with the mesothelioma diagnosis of a family member.
  • Exploring mesothelioma treatment options.
  • Searching for answers from experts.

Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions leading up to and during the webinar. The hosts will answer viewer questions about patients’ experiences, how to make choices in care and any other concerns participants may have. 

Support Resources for Patients and Caregivers

Planning for your financial health is just as critical as maintaining your mental health and general well-being. Creating a financial plan based on your insurance and potential costs is essential. 

The Mesothelioma 101 webinar will review several ways to reduce monetary and emotional stress after a diagnosis. The hosts will cover financial assistance options such as grants, disability and legal options. 

Building a complete support network and knowing essential action items can remove much of the fear around a mesothelioma diagnosis. Joining a support group is another way to improve your mesothelioma prognosis by enhancing your network of resources. During the webinar, learn about other key action items for patients and their loved ones. 

Learn From Top Mesothelioma Experts

Presentation hosts Smart and Marchese have spent a combined 20 years helping mesothelioma patients and their families. They know the ins and outs of mesothelioma cancer and stay up to date with the latest treatment advances and available resources.

Snehal Smart, M.D.

Dr. Snehal Smart is an experienced Patient Advocate and an expert medical writer. She uses her background in teaching and mentoring to educate patients on the diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma. She helps patients understand the types of testing they must undergo and what treatments to discuss with their doctor. Smart stays current on the latest medical research and directly assists patients and families.

Sean Marchese, MS, RN

Marchese is a registered nurse with over a decade of clinical experience and more than six years in clinical research. His background in medical sciences and patient care help inform patients about the latest treatments. He has planned and led experimental clinical trials in oncology involving immunotherapy, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and tumor treating fields.

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