In recent years we have seen a number of medical advances and breakthroughs in the area of mesothelioma treatment. Earlier detection techniques combined with new and emerging treatment modalities can offer hope for better quality of life and an improved prognosis for those diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Various surgical treatment options may be considered in both the early and advanced stages of mesothelioma. Learn about the surgical options and the advantages and disadvantages in treating mesothelioma.
Radiation therapy is the oldest treatment with the fewest side effects used for mesothelioma patients. This section discusses radiation treatment options available to mesothelioma patients and their potential side effects.
Information about chemotherapy treatment options and chemotherapy drugs including Alimta, the first and only chemotherapy drug to be FDA approved to treat mesothelioma.
Some nontraditional therapy options and palliative techniques have been included in this section.
This section lists typical treatment strategies based on the stage (using the Butchart staging system) of a pleural mesothelioma.