Treatment of mesothelioma

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					Treatment Treatment of malignant mesothelioma using conventional therapies in combination with radiation and or chemotherapy on stage I or II Mesothelioma have proved on average 74.6 percent successful in extending the patients life span by five years or more [commonly known as remission][this percentage may increase or decrease depending on date of discovery / stage of malignant development] (Oncology Today, 2009). Treatment course is primarily determined by the staging or development. This is unlike traditional treatment such as surgery by itself which has proved only be 16.3 percent likely to extend a patient's life span by five years or more [commonly known as remission]. Clinical behavior of the malignancy is affected by several factors including the continuous mesothelial surface of the pleural cavity which favors local metastasis via exfoliated cells, invasion to underlying tissue and other organs within the pleural cavity, and the extremely long latency period between asbestos exposure and development of the disease. * * * * * * * * Surgery Radiation Chemotherapy Immunotherapy Heated Intraoperative Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Notable people who died from mesothelioma Notable people who have lived for some time with mesothelioma Legal issues: Asbestos and the law

main article usefull links Mesothelioma UK Support Group Department of Health and Human Service Mesothelioma: Questions and Answers Cancer.gov: Malignant Mesothelioma National Cancer Institute


				
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