Is the patient with mesothelioma without hope?

Future Oncology 2015 November [Link]

Maat AP, Cornelissen R, Bogers AJ, Takkenberg JJ.


Hope is a very important mindset for malignant pleural mesothelioma patients as their cancer has a grim prognosis and limited therapeutic options. In this paper, we briefly discuss what hope means for a patient and how hope can help to cope with this disease. In addition, we discuss false hope. We also briefly touch on a few of the new therapies currently under development.