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Alternative Mesothelioma Therapies

When undergoing mesothelioma treatment, many patients are now turning to complementary and alternative therapies (CAM). These therapies are used, as the name suggests, alone or in conjunction with traditional medical treatment. Typical mesothelioma treatment includes radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery. CAM therapies do not provide a cure, but can add to quality of life and produce » Read More

Best Option for Mesothelioma Underutilized

According to a recent study, aggressive surgery, intended to treat malignant pleural mesothelioma, is being underutilized and costing patients a significant amount of survival time. The study was the largest of its kind, comparing the survival rates of those with aggressive surgery to that of those without. It looked at patients with all three histological » Read More

New Therapy Offers Promise

A virus is not usually thought of as a benefit. But for mesothelioma patients, notable new research on using viruses to treat cancer offers a potential new treatment. Virotherapy – also called oncolytic viral therapy – is a treatment that uses specifically modified common viruses to attack cancer cells in several ways. This field of » Read More

Radiation as Treatment for Mesothelioma

Radiation can be used as one of many regimens involved in treatment for mesothelioma. Radiation can be used to stop growth of tumors, or it can be used to relieve pain for people in the palliative stage with pleural mesothelioma. Radiation works by applying ionizing radiation to damage the DNA which can cause growth and » Read More

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