Hope is a very important mindset for malignant pleural mesothelioma patients as their cancer has a grim prognosis and limited therapeutic options. In this paper, we briefly discuss what hope means for a patient and how hope can help to cope with this disease. In addition, we discuss false hope. We also briefly touch on a few of the new therapies currently under development.

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doi.org/10.2217/fon.15.184, hdl.handle.net/1765/87694
Future Oncology
Department of Pulmonology

Maat, A.W.P.M, Cornelissen, R, Bogers, A.J.J.C, & Takkenberg, J.J.M. (2015). Is the patient with mesothelioma without hope?. Future Oncology, 11(24s), 11–14. doi:10.2217/fon.15.184