Medical Treatment Options For Mesothelioma

When learning of a mesothelioma diagnosis, victims and family members naturally want to learn about their treatment options.

At Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC, we have dedicated our careers to helping individuals and family members whose lives have been changed by a mesothelioma diagnosis. We will do whatever we can to help you seek compensation for your suffering and hold the party responsible for the asbestos exposure accountable.

While receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis is something no one wants to go through, cutting-edge medical advancements and clinical trials give hope to individuals and families affected by the disease.

Mesothelioma Treatment Options

According to the Mayo Clinic, treatment options for mesothelioma victims vary depending on a number of factors, including the victim's age and health, as well as the type, stage and location of the cancer.

Often, mesothelioma isn't diagnosed until it has advanced. These cases are difficult to treat.

However, when mesothelioma is diagnosed early, it may be possible to remove the cancer - and is possible for the patient to make a full recovery. Learn more about mesothelioma prognosis.

Treatment options for mesothelioma include:

  • Surgery: Different surgical procedures may be performed to treat various symptoms of mesothelioma. Surgery may be performed to reduce fluid buildup, remove cancerous tissue or to remove the affected areas.
  • Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy may be administered before, after or in lieu of surgery. When the cancer cannot be fully removed through surgery, chemotherapy may be administered to further target the cancer cells or to reduce the chance of a recurrence. Chemotherapy may also be administered in lieu of surgery, where it is possible to target specific areas of the body.
  • Radiation: Radiation may be used to target cancer cells that were not removed through surgery. Additionally, radiation may be used when surgery is not a viable option for a patient.
  • Clinical trials: Advancements in the treatment of mesothelioma are continually being made. Patients may have the option of participating in one of these clinical trials. Talk to your doctor to learn what trials may be available and to express your interest in participating.

Additionally, patients may benefit from alternative treatments such as acupuncture, electrical nerve stimulation therapy, nutritional support, supplements and herbal medicine, and other treatments. While these treatments have not been proven to effectively treat mesothelioma, they may provide symptom relief.

Again, treatment options vary from patient to patient. It is important to discuss your specific treatment options with your doctor.

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