Physiotherapy in Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that appears in the outside lining of your lungs. However, it is not limited to this one area of the body. Mesothelioma is a cancer than can appear in the sac surrounding a man’s testis, the lining surrounding your abdominal cavity, and the little sac that contains your heart.
- Chest wall pain
- Pleural effusion, or fluid surrounding the lung
- Shortness of breath
- Fatigue or anemia
- Wheezing, hoarseness, or cough
- Blood in thesputum(fluid) coughed up (hemoptysis)
The Mesothelioma prognosis remains disappointing, although there have been some modest improvements in prognosis from newer chemotherapies and multimodality treatments.
Physiotherapy in Mesothelioma-
Physiotherapy is an important part in the Mesothelioma treatment.
All patients who suffer from mesothelioma are required to undergo physical therapy, even if you have already undergone surgery, chemo, and/or radiation. There is a valid reason for this. All three types of treatment are exceptionally difficult on your body. With their many negative side effects, your body needs physical therapy to regain the strength it once had. Without physical therapy, these treatment options are less successful. Your body needs all the strength it can get to successfully respond to all treatment options. This therapy will occur with a physical therapist as scheduled by your medical professional. Mesothelioma treatments are designed to help patients feel more comfortable and hopefully extend your quality of life. While there is no cure for mesothelioma at this time, these three treatment options are your best bet. Of course, your doctor might have other suggestions as far as using a combination of these treatments and other medications to help you live as comfortably as possible. Each case of mesothelioma is unique, meaning your treatment method will differ from others.