Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Mesothelioma Types And Mesothelioma Treatment Options

Mesothelioma Types And Mesothelioma Treatment Options by Husseiny Ahmed

We can divide the types of mesothelioma cancer to main three types according to the place of tumors. When the tumors can be found in the pleura "the outer membrane of the two lungs", we can name this type Pleural Mesothelioma. When the tumors can be found in the abdominal cavity, we can call this type Peritoneal Mesothelioma. When the tumors can be found in the pericardium, we can name this type Pericardial Mesothelioma.

The pleural type is the most common type of that disease, the most recorded cases in the United States are diagnosed as Pleural Mesothelioma. In this type, the tumors attack the pleura "the outer membrane of the lungs", doctor should make a test by cutting a very small part of the pleura to examine it. Then, they can use one of the main treatment options. The treatment options are the surgery option, the chemotherapy option and the radiotherapy option. With some cases, doctors may cut the whole left of right lung.

The peritoneal mesothelioma can be diagnosed when tumors attack the internal organs of the abdominal cavity. Doctors make the same strategy of diagnosis and treatment. Asbestos materials can spread from the pleura to the abdomen throughout the blood stream.

The pericardial mesothelioma is the least common kind of mesothelioma, just some thousands of cases have been recorded in the united states. The pericardial mesothelioma is the cancer of the heart sac, this sac that surrounds the heart and its arteries. It has the protection function for the heart.

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