Category: Prognosis

chemotherapy

Chemotherapy The main treatment for Mesothelioma

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As a stand-alone treatment, pleural mesothelioma radiation is not used, as high doses of radiation are fraught with dangerous complications (radiation pneumonitis, pulmonary fibrosis, pericardial effusion), and low doses do not have the desired effect. Radiotherapy can be prescribed to inoperable patients to reduce pain. The doses used are 20-30 Gy. The combination of these three main treatments ….  Read More

mesothelioma stages

Mesothelioma stages range from I to IV.

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Pleural mesothelioma is the only mesothelioma for which there is a formal staging system. The most commonly used system for this form of cancer is the TNM system , which is based on 3 key elements: the size (size) of the main tumor (T), the spread in the nearby lymph nodes (N) and the spread (metastasis) in the distant ….  Read More

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Mesothelioma Tumor, Treatment and Medicines for Patients

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Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor that usually develops in the pleura. The pleura is a membrane that sits between the ribs and the lungs. Mesothelioma often grows from the pleura to the organs near the pleura. For example to the lungs, diaphragm, and organs in the abdomen. Mesothelioma grows fast and is usually not curable. On average, people ….  Read More