Thursday, January 31, 2008

Can Mesothelioma Be Treated?

Can Mesothelioma Be Treated?

Mesothelioma cancer is a very dangerous disease that can attack some vital organs in the human body, it can attack the lungs, "not the lungs itself but the layer that surround the lungs". It can also attack the abdomen especially the layers surround the organs of the abdominal cavity. It can attack the sac of heart "the pericardium" and cause malignant tumors in those areas.
The diagnosis process would be very difficult for two facts, the first fact is the very long time of tumors to appear, the tumors take from 25 to 5 years to be appeared and recognized. After diagnosis has been achieved, doctor can begin the treatment plan instantly. The second fact is the high similarities between the symptoms of mesothelioma and other diseases.

The treatment plan of mesothelioma cancer can be divided to three options, the first and the most effective option is the surgery in which doctors will remove the tumors from the affected area. With pleural mesothelioma "lung membrane cancer", doctors may remove one of the two lung as a result from the high prevalence of tumors.

The chemotherapy treatment can be a very effective option, it can be a very strong treatment after the surgery to finish all remain cancer cells. So, doctors will use this option in a combination with the surgery to make a good treatment plan.

The radiation therapy is also can destroy the cancer cells, it can also be a secondary treatment after the surgery. Doctors can use the available options to make a good mix and help the patient get an effective treatment for his/her meothelioma case.

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