Mesothelioma Treatment Options
Dallas Mesothelioma Lawyer
Given the difficulty in diagnosing mesothelioma, many patients endure test after test as their medical professional attempts to identify the source of their symptoms. When a diagnosis is finally received, the lung disease has usually developed to the advanced stages of mesothelioma and there are limited treatment options available.
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What Mesothelioma Treatment Options Are Available?
The prognosis for cancer patients suffering from mesothelioma can vary depending on the stage of the disease and how the disease responds to treatment. However, due to the quick advances in the disease from the time of diagnosis, most patients are given a prognosis of only a few months to a year from the time of diagnosis. Mesothelioma treatment options are focused on making life more comfortable for the patient and prolonging life expectancy.
Mesothelioma treatment options are similar to traditional treatment options for other types of cancer, such as:
- Surgical removal of the tumor: Surgical treatment options will depend on your intent to fight mesothelioma. While some patients will undergo palliative surgery to alleviate pain and other symptoms of mesothelioma, other patients will pursue more aggressive curative surgery to remove as much, if not all, of the tumor as possible.
- Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy is used as a mesothelioma treatment method to shrink the tumor, deter growth of cancerous cells, and control pain for patients who are not candidates for surgery. Some cancer centers are conducting trials using Alimta with Cisplatin in their chemotherapy regimen to treat patients suffering from pleural mesothelioma who are not candidates for surgery.
- Radiation therapy: Radiation is frequently used in combination with other mesothelioma treatment methods, such as surgery or palliative treatments. In connection with surgery, radiation is used to eliminate cancer cells that were not removed during surgery. In connection with other palliative mesothelioma treatments, radiation is used to alleviate or control symptoms such as pain, shortness of breath, and other symptoms.
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