Webinar: Managing Mesothelioma Symptoms and Side Effects

Health & Wellness

Join The Mesothelioma Center on May 14, 2024 at 8 p.m. ET to participate in an exclusive, free webinar for survivors, caregivers and families. We’ll share effective ways to manage mesothelioma symptoms and the side effects of standard treatments. 

Our esteemed panel of experts includes a renowned mesothelioma specialist and two long-time survivors. They’ll delve into crucial topics such as the most reported symptoms and side effects, their origins and top tips for managing them.

Dr. Andrea Wolf, a thoracic surgeon and mesothelioma researcher, will cover the causes of these common issues and provide management strategies. Mesothelioma survivors Kim Madril and Michael Cole will discuss their experiences with managing problems such as nausea, pain and fatigue.

Many mesothelioma symptoms can overlap with the side effects of chemotherapy, immunotherapy and surgery. These issues can make recovery from mesothelioma treatments take longer. Managing and overcoming symptoms and side effects can significantly benefit your quality of life.

We invite you to actively engage in a live Q&A session during our live webinar. Our panelists will answer your questions during the event. Registering for the webinar with a Patient Advocate will ensure you receive a webinar recording for future reference.

Top Tips You’ll Learn During Our Webinar

During our webinar, you’ll hear insights and personal tips from our panelists about how they managed and overcame their cancer symptoms and treatment side effects. Utilizing these tips and strategies, patients can improve their quality of life. 

Symptoms and Side Effects We’ll Cover
  • Abdominal pain & swelling
  • Body aches
  • Chemo brain
  • Chest pain
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Kidney issues
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Nausea & vomiting
  • Pneumonia
  • Shortness of breath
  • Skin irritation
  • Weight loss

As mesothelioma survivors, Kim and Michael can provide unique perspectives on their experiences managing symptoms and side effects. Thoracic surgeon and mesothelioma expert Dr. Andrea Wolf has spent years treating and instructing patients on how to work past these challenges.

Who Should Attend Our Symptoms and Side Effects Webinar?

Attending this webinar is recommended if you or your loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma. This informational event is also recommended for caregivers.

Recommended Webinar Attendees
  • Caregivers who want to learn about symptoms and side effects.
  • Patients who are currently or soon undergoing treatment.
  • People interested in supporting a loved one.
  • Survivors who are curious about managing symptoms after a diagnosis.

We look forward to your questions about mesothelioma symptoms or side effects of treatment. We’ll have the opportunity to answer them during the live Q&A at the end of the webinar. 

Panelists’ Backgrounds

Dr. Andrea Wolf

Dr. Andrea Wolf is a highly respected thoracic surgeon who leads the New York Mesothelioma Program and Women’s Lung Cancer Program at Mount Sinai. She graduated with honors from Princeton University and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wolf strongly advocates for multidisciplinary treatment and believes in a comprehensive approach to cancer treatment.

Kim Madril

Kim Madril, a former nurse, received a diagnosis of pleural mesothelioma in July 2019, just months after a successful lumpectomy for breast cancer. To treat her mesothelioma, Madril had to endure an extensive 8-hour surgery and then radiation. 

Michael ColeIn 2015, Michael Cole was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma. He underwent extrapleural pneumonectomy surgery and several rounds of chemotherapy. He opted for immunotherapy and radiation when his cancer returned in 2018. He hasn’t experienced any new cancer growth since. Michael now aims to raise awareness about mesothelioma and educate others.

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