NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma - page 30

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
: Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma
Version 1.2012
Part 6: Supportive care
Smoking cessation
Smoking can worsen your overall health and how well
your lungs work. If you are a smoker, it is important to
talk with your treatment team about ways to quit. It may
also be very helpful to join a support group.
Distress
Many patients with cancer experience symptoms of
distress, such as anxiety and depression. You may
feel anxious during testing, or you may have a passing
depression during a hard part of treatment. Feeling
distressed may be a minor problem, or it may be more
serious. Serious or not, tell your treatment team so that
you can get help if needed. Help can include support
groups, “talk” therapy, or medication. At your cancer
center, cancer navigators, social workers, and other
experts can help. Some people also feel better by
exercising, talking with loved ones, or relaxing.
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