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It can take several weeks to recover from the effects of surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy.
Both during and after treatment, mesothelioma patients may have some problems with breathlessness and fatigue. For example, if you have had part or all of a lung removed, breathing may be more difficult afterwards. It depends on the type of surgery you have - your doctor and nurse can tell you more.
You will have continuing medical support from your cancer team, as well as support from a range of other services to help you cope.
Our "Living with cancer" section contains more information on
- Coping with symptoms and side-effects
- After treatment
- Talking about cancer
- The emotional impact
- When your child has cancer
- Getting back to normal.
We also have more information on what happens when the cancer can’t be cured.
Macmillan Cancerbackup produces a useful series of leaflet for carers. See the "Where can I get more information?" page for details.