Heather Von St. James is one pleural mesothelioma survivor who inspires patients today to never say "never." Von St. James is an eight-year survivor who "continues to live with strong faith, abundant gratitude and an unbeatable will to live each day." After being given the standard 1-2 years to live after diagnosis in 2005, Heather underwent a extrapleural pneumonectomy surgical procedure, and lives today to inspire others.
There is no telling what is and is not possible until you try. If you know you have been exposed to asbestos in the past, do not hesitate to alert your doctor to the possibility of a mesothelioma diagnosis. The earlier you seek treatment, the better chances for living a longer, healthier life.
Contact an experienced mesothelioma attorney if you learn you have been diagnosed with the disease. You might be eligible for compensation from those responsible for your illness.