Stage 3 Mesothelioma

Any individual diagnosed with stage 3 Mesothelioma has treatment options available to them as the disease has not spread from one side of the body to another side. Generally, treatment options are extremely rare and limited at this stage of Mesothelioma but still, there are some potentially life-sparing or life-saving treatments which are made available in clinical trials.


Generally, the symptoms of stage 3 Mesothelioma are considered to be more noticeable in comparison to stages 1 and 2, but it can still, vaguely, feel like the symptoms like pneumonia or bronchitis. At this stage, the patients always seek medical attention and are, without fail, diagnosed with Mesothelioma.

In general terms, stage 3 Mesothelioma is the result of growth of tumor which subsequently, produces excess fluid, scarring and inflammation in the boundaries or linings of the vital organs (lungs, abdomen or heart). The fluid that is collected puts pressure on the lungs and organs in the abdomen. The resultant scaring and inflammation then contributes to restriction in the movement of the lungs and starts to cause pain and breathing difficulty. Some common symptoms of stage 3 Mesothelioma are:

  • Breathing shortness
  • Feel of pain while breathing
  • Pain in the chest
  • Fever
  • Loss of weight
  • Pain in the stomach

As per treatment of stage 3 Mesothelioma, the doctor usually checks or determines whether or not the patient is healthy enough to take on curative treatment like surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. If a patient is considered to be healthy of eligible for treatment, then multi-modal therapy is also considered to be a good option.

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