Mesothelioma Care and Support for Canadian Families
Providing Hope for Malignant Mesothelioma Patients
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that attacks the protective lining around the lungs, heart, and abdomen. Caused by asbestos exposure, this aggressive cancer may not appear for decades after the exposure. The most common causes of mesothelioma are a result of occupational or secondary exposure. When sharp asbestos fibers are inhaled into the body, they become embedded in the heart, lungs, or abdomen lining. Inflammation and scarring of these areas lead to mesothelioma tumor development. Life expectancy ranges from 18 to 31 months after diagnosis. However, early diagnosis and proper treatment can improve prognosis. Mesothelioma Care helps patients in Canada determine the best treatment options, find specialists, and get legal guidance towards compensation.
Mesothelioma symptoms often take decades to develop. This type of cancer is often hard to diagnose because the symptoms often mirror other common health issues. Symptoms may vary due to the type and stage of mesothelioma. As the disease advances, a patient may experience new or different symptoms. The most common mesothelioma symptoms include:
- Fluid buildup
- Chest or stomach pain
- Extreme fatigue
- Decreased appetite
- Painful breathing
- Persistent cough
- Unexplained weight loss
- Heart murmurs
If you are experiencing these symptoms, you should consult a doctor immediately.
Mesothelioma Treatment and Prognosis
A mesothelioma patient’s average prognosis is one to two years. With the correct treatment, a patient can live an active lifestyle with the disease. Treatment is unique to each patient’s needs but is usually approached with a combination of different therapies. Chemotherapy, surgery, immunotherapy, and radiation can help a patient beat their prognosis. There is not a cure for mesothelioma, but proper treatment helps a patient live everyday life. We help patients determine the best treatment plan for their case. From diagnosis to treatment, we provide support and hope every step of the way.
Hours of Operation
Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
351 Charlotte St, Peterborough, ON K9J 2W1, Canada