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Mesothelioma is a cancer caused as the result of exposure to asbestos. Due to the continued presence of asbestos in industrialised nations, and use of asbestos in industrially developing nations, both asbestos and subsequent mesothelioma remain an important public health concern. This paper provides an overview of the research exploring peoples' experiences of living with mesothelioma, and considers ways of supporting these individuals.

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Our findings present a novel conceptual framework to help both researchers and clinicians understand the patient experience of living with mesothelioma, and consider ways of developing psychosocial initiatives to help support patient well-being and overall quality-of-life.

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This page is a summary of: The experience of living with mesothelioma: A meta-ethnographic review and synthesis of the qualitative literature., Health Psychology, May 2022, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/hea0001166.
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