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Pet Therapy Benefits Mesothelioma Cancer Patients

​​For many individuals, pets are like family and most pet owners note that they are nearly always comforted by the presence of their pets. Some say petting their dog, cat, horse, or any other animal lowers their blood pressure and gives them an overall feeling of calm, even after a long and stressful day.

For cancer patients, especially those with an aggressive disease like mesothelioma, stress is ever present. Perhaps that’s why pet therapy has proven to be so helpful for many patients who are simply overwhelmed with the hard facts of dealing with their disease.

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