Mesothelioma Radiation

Radiation therapy is one of the oldest forms of cancer treatment mesothelioma available for several decades. Often used in conjunction with other cancer treatments, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation is the least in the treatment of invasive cancer, causing fewer side effects than chemotherapy and provide better results.
It can also be used to relieve some symptoms of the disease mesothelioma, and make the patient more comfortable.




How radiation work?
There are three types of radiation that can be used to treat cancer patients, but not all suitable for patients with mesothelioma. Are as follows:

Butchart Staging System


Butchart staging system
The development of this system in 1976 by Dr. Eric Bouchard, has undergone more than 35 years on this system, they are still more ways that can be relied upon in the opinion of most surgical oncology in the United States, so as to accuracy and ease of measuring the progress of mesothelioma in the body , this system can also identify the location of the tumor in the patient's body.

Asbestos Facts and Stats

Asbestos and Statistical Facts
Despite the cessation of the use of asbestos dramatically since 1970 in most of the country, still the impact of asbestos is present and true in older homes, schools, commercial buildings, factories, and use of asbestos in consumer products more than 3000 species, including tools common household such as toasters and hair dryers , and some may still be in use.
. Which means that it is likely that more members affected by diseases in the coming years.

Mesothelioma Latency Period

mesothelioma latency period
Latency period for mesothelioma is the first time between exposure to asbestos and when the doctor is able to diagnose the disease, meaning another is the length of time it takes from exposure to asbestos until the time when the disease becomes clear. Average latency period for mesothelioma between exposure and diagnosis is 35 to 40 years.
Recent studies have shown that the shortest latency period was between 10 to 15 years, and that as long as Tmo is more than 50 years.
Short latency period be because the patients may have an increased exposure to asbestos in their work such as shipyards and asbestos industries.

Cachexia and anorexia


Cachexia and anorexia
 Is a problem experienced by many cancer patients or patients with mesothelioma. Cachexia leads to weight loss, loss of muscle strength, skeletal and loss of appetite. This occurs in more than half of cancer patients and patients with mesothelioma.
In addition to causing great loss in weight, which lead to a rapid decline in health of a patient mesothelioma. Studies have shown that the patient who is suffering from cachexia die more quickly than those without it.

Acupuncture

History of acupuncture 
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese treatment, dating back before 3000 BC and then spread dramatically in recent years so that now covered by insurance companies. The ancient Chinese believed that the appropriate placement of these needles provides a wide range of benefits and medical acupuncture to control not only the pain but it is also a way toward healing. 
Acupuncture enjoys great popularity in the United States and used on a large scale so that the Food and Drug Administration classified acupuncture needles as medical devices are supported and recognized medically. 

anemia


Anemia is generally low level of hemoglobin in the blood of the normal level. Or decrease in the number of red blood cells which contain hemoglobin, which leads to lack of oxygen and thus a patient complains of fatigue.
There are three main types of anemia
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Anemia caused by blood loss
  • Anemia caused by a defect in the production of red blood cells

Mesothelioma Gene Therapy

What is gene therapy?
Is one of the most promising treatments and the most common, which is seeking to change the function of genes. And clinical trials for gene therapy are under way to a wide range of diseases not only mesothelioma.
Genes are DNA sequences on chromosomes, which is to create a very large group of proteins. In the case of a defect in the gene result in defective protein causing this in the presence of disease and genotype. May require that you are combining gene therapy with other standard cancer treatments - like chemotherapy - or radiation in order to achieve the best results. Clinical trials that include treatment of such multi-way is currently underway for a number of different types of cancers.

Mesothelioma Surgery


Mesothelioma Surgery
Mesothelioma is a serious and aggressive form of cancer, treatment with surgery is a common way especially if the tumor was discovered at an early stage. But treatment options are surgery vary from patient to patient depending on the type of mesothelioma. The surgeon wants to remove all cancerous tissue, which can be found Once you determine the type and location of the tumor.
There are different forms of mesothelioma surgery is used as a measure of faith, some others are used to relieve symptoms and complications of the disease.

Benign Mesothelioma

Benign tumor does not invade nearby tissue sound this is the difference between malignant mesothelioma while the malignant cancer cells travel to other parts of the body through the bloodstream. It is not a form of cancer. Adenoma sometimes grow to be very large and affect negatively the other organs of the body to cause some problems that we do not need.
Allowed to appear on the surface in much sooner and is often an indication that the individual must be watched carefully for signs of further asbestos-related diseases and the consequences in the future.

Symptoms of benign tumor 
Very similar symptoms of malignant mesothelioma with symptoms of benign mesothelioma symptoms are often

pleural mesothelioma


 pleural mesothelioma is a rare cancer but does not cause death in most cases. Disease that affects the pleura pleural mesothelioma is the external lining of the lungs and internal chest wall. Can also arise in the peritoneum or membrane lining the abdominal cavity. Pleural mesothelioma disease sometimes take more than 20 years to show symptoms of the disease on the person.
Cause disease in pleural mesothelioma and reduced lung function and can spread to the outside wall of the chest and abdomen, including the heart. And shortness of breath, cough, anemia and weight loss
Unfortunately, there is no cure for pleural mesothelioma, but if the disease is detected early, it may be useful in the treatment stages, such as the eradication of cancer next to the traditional methods of treatment using radiotherapy or treatment Alkamia├║y, leading to ease the pain of the disease and make the patient more comfortable.

Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Happens peritoneal mesothelioma in abdominal cavity and identification in cell walls surrounding the cavity kind abdomen. A rare type of cancer and incidence Tkzn very rare where a nearly 20% of the total patients with mesothelioma and affects about 500 people each year in the United States.
Mesothelioma is notorious for having a long latency period is growing silently, but does not affect the health and employment. In fact, in most cases, symptoms go decades before it became clear and this unfortunately means that the disease in an advanced stage before symptoms begin to appear. In many cases, this delay in diagnosis adversely affect the diagnosis of the patient.
Causes of peritoneal mesothelioma
Asbestos is the major cause of peritoneal mesothelioma. This occurs for either by swallowing
Asbestos fibers that settle in the peritoneal membrane, or by inhalation, which causes zihaar

Pericardial Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma Pericardial malignant is a rare type of cancer as it does not represent only 6% of all mesothelioma cases. According to studies and research, the number of patients with pericardial mesothelioma does not exceed 200 people across the world.
Pericardial mesothelioma affects the membrane surrounding the heart. This membrane is composed of two layers an inner layer known as the deep layer or epicardium. And an outer layer called the heart sac or mural.
Causes of pericardial mesothelioma.
As we all know that asbestos is the main cause of mesothelioma. Research and studies did not demonstrate a relationship between the disease and asbestos, but some cases of pericardial mesothelioma have a history of exposure to asbestos fibers.
Some doctors believe that the injury pleural mesothelioma first cause pericardial mesothelioma after inhaling asbestos fibers into the lungs and then into the bloodstream and from the lining of the heart.