treatments for Mesothelioma

As with other forms of cancer, there are two major commonly used treatments.

Chemotherapy involves the introduction in to blood stream of drugs which target and kill cancerous cells. These are identified by the way they are quickly dividing. However, certain healthy cells can also be undergoing rapid division as well, and can also be attacked, leading to undesired side effects.

Radiotherapy can be used as an alternative, or in conjunction with chemotherapy. This involves treating localized areas with strictly controlled doses of radiation.

Other treatments are in various stages of development, such as immunotherapy and gene therapy.

IMPORTANT: This site is only intended to provide ther briefest of introductions to mesothelioma. If you have any concerns regarding your own health, you should contact your doctor as soon as possible.