Mesothelioma TreatmentCzech translation of this page
Mesothelioma Treatment is not unlike many other cancer treatments, in that most options available to patients of other cancers are available to patients of mesothelioma. However, the difference is the ends to which treatment will be administered. Mesothelioma has no known curative treatments, so any course of treatment will by and large be towards palliative ends. That said, several emerging technologies are offering mesothelioma patients extended prognoses and the ability to live a healthy and active lifestyle. In addition, physicians and other cancer specialists are working each day towards finding a cure for malignant mesothelioma. As it stands, treatment options available to patients today are usually within the categories of surgical procedures, chemotherapeutic methods, and radiation therapies
Each patient’s treatment roadmap will be dependant on many factors, including the health of the patients, the stage of the disease, and the desired treatment outcomes. Surgical resection of mesothelioma is typically available to only a small portion of patients diagnosed with mesothelioma. This is because mesothelioma is usually not diagnosed until the cancer is in its later stages, eliminating the patient’s eligibility for surgery. However, for those who are eligible for surgery, it is seem as the preferred method of treatment as it offers the longest possible prognosis for mesothelioma patients. Chemotherapy is largely the most popular form of treatment, due mainly to the fact that nearly all mesothelioma patients are able to handle at least some degree of chemotherapy. Radiation therapy is also widely used, both unilaterally and in compliment to either surgery or chemotherapy, depending on the specific patient’s treatment plan.