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Caregiver Burden with Mesothelioma: Social Support and Family Resilience

Caregiver Burden with Mesothelioma: Social Support and Family Resilience

A new study found that older or spousal caregivers of patients with lung cancer are more likely to suffer from caregiver burden. This discovery was made by researchers in China. Their goal was to find factors related to caregiver burden in lung cancer families. They also wanted to find out if family resilience can improve caregiver burden. Taking Care of a Loved One Malignant mesothelioma is a highly lethal type of membrane cancer. Most mesothelioma patients lived or worked around asbestos. When mesothelioma occurs in the lungs, it is called malignant pleural mesothelioma. There are approximately 2,000 cases of mesothelioma in the United States every year. People with mesothelioma might start to feel shortness of breath, chest pain, and weight … Continue reading Caregiver Burden with Mesothelioma: Social Support and Family Resilience »