Mesothelioma Pain Management
Mesothelioma is a very advanced form of cancer acquired due to asbestos exposure. It is a very painful and crippling disease, both physically and psychologically and because of the treatment regiments use to slow the growth of tumors; radiation, chemotherapy, surgeries etc. pain management will be one of its biggest challenge. Being prepared, as the disease progresses and willing to accept that the patient in most cases will not recover, is a frightening and horrifying reality. Not confronting the issue of pain and being willing to ensure that the patient is made as comfortable and pain tolerant as possible through the entire process, should be the caregivers number one concern. Discussions about treatment options, experimental drug therapy and alternative therapies are important and have their place in the considered treatments, but controlling the pain associated mesothelioma is in our mind the most import factor and quality of life concern for the patient.