Hi all. Last week my mum was diagnosed with plural mesothelioma after biopsies done during surgery to drain fluid from her right lung. According to the surgeon the 'parietal pleura, visceral pleura and diaphragmatic pleura were completely covered with nodules of obvious malignant appearance'. He stated this cancer is terminal, incurable and untreatable and gave a life expectancy of 4-18 months.
We are going to an appointment with an oncologist tomorrow and I want to be as prepared as possible with as many questions as possible. I have done basic research about meso but wanted to get your opinions on what I should ask.
Is anyone going through something similar? Are there any breakthroughs of new medications or surgical techniques?
For info she is 65, active and in perfect health (obviously discounting this big issue!)
Any help would be greatly appreciated