Despite mesothelioma being a diagnosable condition for years, medical providers remain challenged in finding new methods of treatment. Mesothelioma is a very rare form of cancer and the patients die quickly after diagnosis; therefore, the living patient population available to be studied is not significant enough for typical scientific research methods.
As anyone affected by this rare cancer knows, there is no cure for mesothelioma. The main goal of most medical treatment is merely to prolong life and reduce pain, rather than to attempt to return the patient to good health. Conventional medical treatment for the disease can include surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy directed toward the solid tumors.
Pleurectomy Decortication – the surgeon removes as much of the tumor as possible. The procedure is less life altering than the EP procedure below because it leaves the patient’s lung intact; however, the surgery is longer and more complicated.… Read More »