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Making End-Of-Life Decisions With Mesothelioma

Unfortunately, the life expectancy of someone diagnosed with mesothelioma is poor. The symptoms of this rare and aggressive form of cancer generally go unnoticed until the cancer is in its later stages.

While the life expectancy of someone diagnosed with mesothelioma does vary, depending on the stage of cancer, treatments and the patient's age and general health, most mesothelioma patients have a year or less to live.

One of the concerns of patients facing the end of their lives is not the actual act of dying, but the quality of life they have before they pass away. Many patients want to make their end-of-life decisions. Many mesothelioma patients want to stay at home as long as possible and have hospice care. Others are in the hospital and want any treatments available to them there to keep them alive as long as they can. 

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It is up to you to decide what choices are the best ones for you and your family.

The goal of your medical care team is to give you the best quality of life possible. What does this mean to you? You need to tell your family and your medical team what you want as you near the end of your life.

You need to consider how you want to live the remaining months, weeks or days you have left. You also need think about and make preparations for how you're going to die.

It may not be enough to just tell everyone what you want. It is wise to create an advance healthcare directive while you're still able to do so.

Advance Directive

An advance directive is where you list all your decisions about any future healthcare. You can name a person, or proxy, to act on your behalf when you can't do this for yourself. An advance directive is a legal document that states who will make your medical decisions and can also list specific details on your wishes before you die. Your doctor will then follow this document as your illness progresses and you're unable to make decisions.

An advance directive takes the burden off your family and your medical team. It also ensures that your wishes are being followed right up until the very end. Advance directives only apply to healthcare decisions. 

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Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare

You may also want to appoint a medical power of attorney, also known as a durable power of attorney for healthcare. This is a legal document that spells out who is to make healthcare decisions for you when you cannot do it for yourself.

Do Not Attempt Resuscitation orders

If you do not want medical staff to prolong your death, you can sign a do not attempt resuscitation and non-hospital do not resuscitate orders. One form applies to emergency personnel who would be called to your home, while the hospital DNR or DNAR would be added to your medical records. Both you and your doctor would need to sign these forms.

It is always a good idea to help your loved ones make decisions while you are dying, or after you are gone, by writing out your wishes. It may not be a legal document, but you may want to have a say in your funeral arrangements, and provide them with any financial or insurance information and key contact information to help them when you are gone.

All of these documents should be kept in a safe place, with copies given to your immediate family members, your medical team and your attorney. Make sure a few people know how to access the original documents and can get to them quickly.

By making these preparations, it can help ease the stress of your close family members, and provide you with a sense of peace, knowing that you are still guiding these end-of-life decisions

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Possible Asbestos Exposure Sites

  •     Weidmann Cooperage Company
  •     New York Evening Post Building
  •     Dwight P. Robinson and Company Inc
  •     Police Headquarters/New York City
  •     Armstrong Cork Company
  •     W. J. Kingsland, Inc.
  •     T. Briggs and Company
  •     Cananea Cons. Copper Company
  •     Ely Townsite Company
  •     New York Telephone Company
  •     Brooklyn Naval Shipyard
  •     Buffalo State College
  •     Scott Towers
  •     Welz and Zerweck Brewing Company
  •     Cashman Laundry Corporation
  •     Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills
  •     Title Guarantee and Trust Company
  •     Buffalo China
  •     Bushwick High School
  •     Atlantic Basin Shipyard
  •     Safety Insulated Wire and Cable Company
  •     Kuhne Libby Company
  •     Messrs, Guild and Garrison
  •     Kingsboro Psychiatric Control
  •     Donner Union Coke Corporation
  •     Columbia Presbyterian Medial Center
  •     W.S. Barstow and Company

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  •     Copenhagen
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  •     Redwood
  •     Hoffmeister
  •     Deferiet
  •     Bethel
  •     Mexico
  •     Woodbury
  •     Cherry Creek

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