Your physician or a specialist, may provide one or more of the following basic three mesothelioma treatment options: surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The type of treatment depends on the stage type of mesothelioma and some other factors like medical history, age and overall health. The specialist may also consider additional treatments, including alternative medicine or clinical trials.
At some point, there may be a shift from trying to cure mesothelioma to try to relieve the pain and reduce stress. Treatments palliative care is very similar to the treatments listed below? Only their goal is to make the patient more comfortable and increase quality of life.
Surgical treatment options for mesothelioma patients are divided into two categories ? Diagnostic surgery, palliative surgery. Some surgical treatments fall into multiple categories. For example, the paracentesis procedure to drain fluid from the lining of the abdominal cavity, can be considered diagnostic, and palliative surgical option to peritoneal mesothelioma patients.
Chemotherapy caused by mouth or intravenously, can help kill cancer cells. It can either be used alone or before or after surgery. Chemotherapy drugs are often used for the treatment of mesothelioma include Alimta and cisplatin. They work by targeting the cells rapid Division by disrupting the process that occurs during cell division. This can lead to unpleasant side effects when healthy cells too quickly the gap is the target.