After going through treatment for mesothelioma, you may be ready to move forward with your life. But it isn’t going to be the same as it was before your diagnosis.
For some people, the cancer will not completely go away. The American Cancer Society cautions that you may have to learn to live with cancer, and even if treatment removes it, there is still a chance it can come back. These factors can make it stressful to move forward, but there are ways you can manage it.
You will need to make sure that you attend all follow-up appointments with your doctor. These visits will help ensure that your cancer remains under control or that it does not come back. In addition, your doctor will help you manage any side effects from your treatments.
You need to get copies of your medical records to keep on hand. You may end up having to switch doctors at some point, and they will need your records. It is essential that if you switch providers that your new doctor knows exactly what treatments and medications you received and what plan your former doctor had in place for aftercare.
The best way to keep your cancer from threatening your life again is to be healthy. Eat good foods from all food groups, avoid risky habits, such as smoking or drinking, and get regular exercise.
Living life after mesothelioma does not have to be marred by your experience. Stay on top of your health, and you should be able to have a happy life.