How to Treat Mesothelioma Medically

           Mesothelioma is a disease of the mesothelium. The mesothelium is a protective tissue coating found covering many of the human body’s organs including the lungs. This mesothelium coating is a dual layer tissue with a lubricant inside it that prevents organs from hitting each other when they move around in your body. Mesothelioma is the name of the cancer that affects this tissue. Mesothelioma can affect any of the mesothelium tissues in the body. However it is primarily found and diagnosed in the lungs due to inhalation exposure to asbestos. Asbestos causes mesothelium damage over time that can lead to mesothelioma cancer. Although mesothelioma is usually diagnosed in its late stages, there are a few medical treatments that you should discuss with your medical care professional. Follow the steps below.

Step 1

Talk to your doctor about reviewing surgical resection of the affected mesothelioma tissue. A popular treatment plan is to remove the affected lung lining tissue so that the mesothelioma scar tissue is taken away. This treatment plan works only when the affected area is small as removing too much functional tissue will not allow the organs to perform properly.

Step 2

Chemotherapy is another mesothelioma treatment option. Chemotherapy can either be administered intravenously, orally, or directly injected into the site of the mesothelioma. The theory behind this treatment is that the toxic chemotherapy will destroy the cancerous mesothelioma tissue, and healthy lung tissue will regrow in its place.

Step 3

Review the radiation options for mesothelioma with your doctor. Radiation treatment can be used to damage the mesothelioma infected tissues hopefully to the point where they are destroyed. Sometimes radiation treatment is not enough to destroy all the cancer however so it is used in combination with chemotherapy treatement.


Additional Advice

                   The earlier mesothelioma is diagnosed the easier it will be to treat. Be sure to see your doctor at the first signs of your mesothelioma symptoms.

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