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What Happens if Mesothelioma is Not Treated?

When diagnosed with mesothelioma, without treatment, the tumors which are present in pleural mesothelioma may spread from where they began in the lining of the lungs to the rest of the chest cavity.

This growth will affect how the patients feel and the original symptoms of chest pain, coughing and shortness of breath will become worse.

In the case of peritoneal mesothelioma if no treatment is given the abdominal pain and swelling and problems with digestion will also become worse.

In both cases other symptoms are likely to develop such as irregular heartbeat, sweats, and problems with swallowing, fever and weight loss.

At this stage palliative care and pain management become a priority and it is important to keep pain under control to enable the patient to have a higher quality of his or her remaining life.

Some of the best pain killers are opiates such as morphine and tramadol and in addition steroids can help with inflammation induced pain. Over the counter pain medicines can help with mild pain but can cause stomach problems if taken over a long period and should always be taken with food.

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