Pain Management in MesotheliomaMacLeod N1,2*, Klepstad P3,4, Fallon M1,5 and Laird B1,2,5
- Corresponding Author:
- MacLeod Nicholas
Edinburgh Cancer Research UK Centre
University of Edinburgh, Crewe Road South
Edinburgh EH4 2XR, UK
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Received Date: June 26, 2014, Accepted Date: July 01, 2015, Published Date: July 04, 2015
Citation: MacLeod N, Klepstad P, Fallon M, Laird B (2015) Pain Management in Mesothelioma . J Palliat Care Med 5: 223. doi: 10.4172/2165-7386.1000223
Copyright: © 2015 Macleod N, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Pain is the most common symptom in malignant pleural mesothelioma and can be challenging to manage. This article discusses the pathophysiology of pain in mesothelioma, then, through a case history, outlines management options including medication, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and cordotomy.