Mesothelioma Multi-Modality Therapy

Mesothelioma is a very complex disease, one of the most difficult diseases treated successfully. The main reason for these challenges is the fact that mesothelioma is still latent in the body for up to tens of years of time and when it is discovered it may have reached an advanced stage, usually no longer a local spot primary where the tumor has formed the pleura - the lining of the lungs.

Although the treatment of mesothelioma does not exist now and many patients undergo treatment for cancer control. A multimodal treatment approach that combines treatment options or twice more and finish at the same time, for the treatment of this disease. When treating mesothelioma, doctors may recommend this approach since a combination of treatments may yield positive results. According to an example of a multimedia approach in the chest in one of the medical journals that the man at the age of 52 years with the first stage underwent surgery to remove the mesothelioma in
the lining of the longer on his lung, known as pleurectomy in an attempt to remove the tumor followed this treatment by chemotherapy intrapleural delivered directly to the body cavity and two cycles of chemotherapy using the drugs carboplatin and paclitaxel. Two years after surgery the patient underwent a chest x-ray and the result is the absence of evidence of mesothelioma. In this case seems to multimodal treatment approach was successful and proven ability to heal.

Researchers and doctors found during the decades of the study that the best cure for mesothelioma involves more than one type of cancer treatment. Therefore, most treatment protocols for patients with mesothelioma and multi-media, which rely on surgery, chemotherapy and radiation or any combination of the three. It was found that this type of treatment system in the published data to be associated with longer rates of survival for mesothelioma patients, with a median survival time ranging between one and a half to more than two years.

Treatment options for mesothelioma
Sometimes doctors recommend the followers of several different treatment options for patients with mesothelioma. The most common treatments include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. For example, can the patient who undergoes surgery to remove cancerous tissue, tumors undergo chemotherapy or radiation after that to attack any remaining cancer cells and prevent their spread again in the body.

Can be combined with chemotherapy and radiation therapy together in the treatment of mesothelioma where the patient is not a candidate for surgery as mesothelioma is often the case in more advanced cases of the disease. Often been the design of this type of multi-modal therapy to shrink tumors or other debilitating symptoms, treatment of the disease caused by the disease. The so-called treatment of housing, which makes the patient feel more comfortable. Unfortunately, chemotherapy may affect healthy cells as well, such as those found in the digestive tract and hair follicles leading to baldness. And patients are often concerned about the side effects of chemotherapy such as hair loss and nausea. Although chemotherapy does not cure mesothelioma, it can help control symptoms and improve quality of life for patients.

Radiation is the second most common types of treatment used by the mesothelioma patients to control the cancer cells. The therapy uses radiation to kill cancer cells and control the growth of new cancer cells. There are several types of radiation therapy, but in most cases using external radiation therapy and topical. Despite all that has become the most common types of treatment used by patients with mesothelioma have proven the success of experimental treatments in clinical trials and has become more popular in the treatment of mesothelioma. Such as gene therapy and photodynamic therapy and immunotherapy to continue to give hope to patients with mesothelioma. There are also alternative therapies that include massage, acupuncture and TENS treatment which works to improve patient quality of life and reducing symptoms wearisome.


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