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Side Effects of Mesothelioma Treatment

Side Effects of Mesothelioma Treatment

Sometimes, the symptoms associated with cancer treatment can be even more difficult to tolerate than the cancer itself. Mesothelioma is a particularly complex cancer to treat, and the side effects caused by various surgeries and therapies can often be severe. As a patient, it’s important to have resources for pain management and the other challenges that come with treatment.

Some of the most common side effects of mesothelioma treatment include:

  • Medication dependency – Cancer patients can sometimes become overly reliant on pain medication. A pain management clinic can help you assess, track, and manage your pain levels, teaching you effective techniques for coping with discomfort.
  • Sleep disorders – Cancer can sometimes make patients more prone to sleep apnea and other sleep disturbances, which in turn can interfere with the effectiveness of treatment.
  • Loss of appetite – Certain cancer treatment regimens can cause a loss of appetite in patients. In severe cases, malnutrition and wasting disorders may occur. It’s important to know the signs of these disorders, and where to find help.
  • Hair loss – Chemotherapy treatment commonly results in hair loss.
  • Cognitive disorders – Chemotherapy can affect your memory and cognitive function, resulting in an impaired mental condition known as “chemo brain.”
  • Compromised immune system – Your body’s immune function can be compromised during mesothelioma treatment, making it important to guard against infections and illnesses. Flu vaccinations should be essential every year for cancer patients.

If you or your loved one is suffering from serious side effects after mesothelioma treatment, make sure you have the resources you need to get effective help and care. Contact The Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP today or call (410) 625-9330 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Baltimore mesothelioma attorneys. We represent victims of asbestos exposure in Maryland, Washington D.C., and surrounding areas.