Individuals with mesothelioma usually do not exhibit the symptoms of mesothelioma, including coughing and shortness of breath, until decades after their asbestos exposure. If a doctor makes a diagnosis of mesothelioma, many treatment options can be explored, including surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or experimental treatments. In addition, many patients may partake in mesothelioma clinical trials, which aim to find more effective forms of treatment. While there is no cure for mesothelioma, treatment can relieve symptoms and prolong a patient's life. Follow the links below to learn about mesothelioma symptoms and various forms of treatment.