A mesothelioma diagnosis can be devastating. For anyone suffering with mesothelioma, there are usually a number of different treatment options to weigh and discuss. You can significantly help your doctors to implement the course of treatment that best suits you or your family member’s medical condition, circumstances and wishes if you become an educated patient or family member.
Treatment of mesothelioma depends on the cancer’s location, the general health of the patient and the stage of the disease. Some of the more standard treatment options include radiation therapy, surgery and chemotherapy. In many instances, these treatments are combined.
Doctors specializing in mesothelioma treatment frequently adopt a multimodal approach: they treat a patient with a combination of therapies. Due to the relative lack of effectiveness of single-modality treatment in affecting patient survival, the multimodal combination of treatments holds more promise for prolonging survival of malignant mesothelioma patients.