Out of the four mesothelioma cancer stages, stage four turns out being the final one. At this stage the disease has reached its final, or the most advanced stage. At this stage not much is left when it comes to the treatment part. Also the prognosis seems to be for a very short time.
Even though the stage four mesothelioma cancer symptoms may be quite similar for every patient, you need to bear in mind that not every patient is the same. This is why the lifespan of each patient would again differ from one another.
When the patient has entered the final stage, you have to understand that the tumor has spread all across the body. Also the symptom now of mesothelioma will be at its peak. Also the symptoms would be highly intense as compared to the previous three stages. At this stage, the doctors work hard to find out and apply ways where the pain of the patient can be alleviated. They try to work out on ways where life could be easy for the patient rather than concentrating on removing the cancer.
Also you need to bear in mind that at this stage, the expenses too would be a bit higher. From house care expenses to regular medication, treatments and so much more, the expenses tend to be very high. Usually such expenses cannot be afforded be most homes. But if you’re loved one has been affected with mesothelioma, asbestosis or even asbestos-related lung cancer, then there are chances of getting substantial compensation in several cases.
When it comes to the symptoms at this last stage a lot of patients undergo intense pain especially in the lungs and chest area. This happens because the tumor has spread all over at this stage that is in most of the organs. If the tumor has already entered the stomach or esophagus area, then the patient will have a very tough time eating, swallowing or even drinking anything. Most of the times they would feel sick and would also vomit frequently.
At this stage it’s the Palliative treatment which is usually applied on the victim. This as we stated before means the doctors try to apply ways by which the pain could be decreased.