Diffuse Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Part II. Symptom Management

Mary Ellen Cordes

Carol M. Brueggen

dyspnea, pain, fatigue, depression, anorexia
CJON 2003, 7(5), 545-552. DOI: 10.1188/03.CJON.545-552

Patients with diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma (DMPM) experience multiple symptoms from their disease and treatment, which can affect all aspects of their lives, Dyspnea, cough, pain, fatigue, depression, weight loss, anorexia, and cachexia are the most common symptoms. Early, ongoing assessment and management of these symptoms are imperative to maximize quality of life for patients with DMPM.

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