Weitz & Luxenberg Provides information on counseling and therapy for your asbestos lung cancer treatment
I have asbestos lung cancer and I could use some support. Can counseling or support groups help?
Absolutely. There are many avenues by which you can receive counseling and therapy which can hopefully ease some of the burden of your asbestos lung cancer diagnosis. The benefit of joining a support group is that you will be introduced to people who can relate to the medical, financial and emotional hardships you are enduring. Having the support of family and friends while undergoing various medical treatments is always beneficial, but unless they have had asbestos lung cancer, or any kind of cancer, they will not be able to completely relate to your ordeal.
Weitz & Luxenberg is ready, willing and able to assist you during this difficult time. If you have any legal inquiries please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Benefits of Seeking Counseling for Your Asbestos Lung Cancer
- You can be brought up to date with the latest developments in asbestos lung cancer research
- You can learn how to “manage feelings which may include sadness, fear and anxiety.” (Cancer Care)
- You can learn how to speak to your loved ones about your cancer.
- You can “improve communications with your health care team.” (Cancer Care)
- You can learn about financial assistance options to help pay for your medical bills.
- Your asbestos lung cancer fight requires more than just chemotherapy and radiation. It was strongly suggested by the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine (IOM) that “support services be included in the standard care asbestos lung cancer patients receive.” (Cancer Care)
Here are a few common misconceptions about the intent of counseling:
Counseling is only for the weak minded who can’t function without professional intervention: This is not the case. In fact, “it take courage to explore sensitive feelings and painful experiences" (Cancer Care) with another person, or with a group of people.
Counseling takes years of commitment and dedication: Yes and no. The primary “goal of counseling is to help you feel more in control. Even though asbestos lung cancer is an ongoing experience, the way you cope with it will change over time.” (Cancer Care) Exactly how long you decide to go through with it is an individual decision. Some go for days, weeks, months and even years.
If I seek counseling, I will inconvenience others with my troubles: Hardly. A therapist, psychologist, counselor, social worker or other professional is paid to listen to your asbestos lung cancer concerns and teach you how to deal with them in an appropriate way. If you decide to join a support group, those in attendance are not likely to judge you because they are having the same experience.
Where can I find counseling?
You can search online for counseling sites in your area or talk to your doctor.
Weitz & Luxenberg can provide you with legal assistance and support during your asbestos lung cancer ordeal
Did you become sick with lung cancer after handling asbestos at some point in life? Weitz & Luxenberg can help you pursue for compensation. We are a major, New York-based law firm that has the skills and expertise necessary to help guide you through the legal process. Please do not wait!
Contact us today for more information. You can call us at (800) 476-6070, or fill out the form on this page.
Cancer Care: www.lungcancer.org/get_help/counseling.php