Medication and treatment program for mesothelioma depends on many factors including the stage of the cancer, where the cancer is, how far the cancer spread, how the cancer cells look under tyhe microscope, the patient's age and desires, does the patient has any other sickness or cancer, patient's stability and condition mental and physical.
People diagnosed with this disease are often told the expected survival rate is only eight to twelve months. However, specialist in treating malignant mesothelioma at the leading cancer centers often have better statistics. Some modern medical treatment patients have more than one year survival. Keeping track of your medical treatment is useful and a personel medical records file can help.
There are traditional kinds of treatment for patients with malignant mesothelioma such as:
Surgery - taking out the cancer
Chemotherapy - using drugs to fight the cancer
Radiation Therapy - using high dose x ray or other high energy rays to kill cancer cells.
Often two or more of these are combined in the course of treatment depends on the result and patients conditions.