MESOTHELIOMA CANCER SURGERY OPTIONS
Surgery options depend on what stage the cancer is in
MESOTHELIOMA SURGERY OPTIONS
May 24, 2010 – Mesothelioma
treatments and surgery options depend on many factors, including: the type of mesothelioma, the stage of
the cancer, where the cancer is, how far the cancer has spread, how the cancer
cells look under the microscope and the patient’s age.
There are three traditional kinds of mesothelioma treatments for
- Surgery to remove the cancer;
- Chemotherapy uses drugs to fight the cancer;
- Radiation therapy employs high-dose X-rays to kill cancer cells.
Sometimes two or more of these are combined in the course of a patient’s
at leading hospitals also offer mesothelioma surgery options. The Mesothelioma
Center at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University, for
example, is now recruiting patients for a new clinical trial using targeted
radiation and chemotherapy treatments.
Mesothelioma surgery options
Specific mesothelioma surgery options fall into three categories:
- Diagnostic surgery – to determine the patient's affliction. These are minor
operations, like a biopsy, and usually conducted with a local anesthetic;
- Curative surgery – to halt the spread of the cancer, force it into remission
and even prompt a cure;
- Palliative surgery – to remove tumorous tissue in cases where the cancer has
advanced beyond the point that it is considered curable; the purpose of the
surgery is to relieve painful symptoms.
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