Patients with peritoneal mesothelioma survive longer as compared to pleural patients.
Is there a cure for mesothelioma cancer? There is no such defined and clear treatment for mesothelioma cancer, but if it is diagnosed at early stage it can overcome the extreme danger. For the diagnose, Biopsy is the only test that detects the disease of mesothelioma. The process undergoes by taking sample of a tissue and this tissue ensure the presence of malignant mesothelioma cells. Whereas, other methods of detecting the disease is also used by doctors if needed, which includes imaging scans (basic chest X-ray), blood test, and staging (IMIG staging system is preferred).
For the cure, treatments are taken which are similar to the cure for a regular cancer. As there is no such specific cure for this cancer but preliminary steps are taken in order to overcome the danger as much as possible. Early-stage mesothelioma diagnosis has more treatment option. The most common scans used for diagnosing mesothelioma include X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, PET scans, and ultrasounds.
Let’s have a look at the commonly known treatment methods for cancer and how they relate to mesothelioma cancer.
Surgery for mesothelioma cancer
If the patient is detected with the disease at early age then surgery is one thing that is most suggested for an early stage the procedure may include removal of tumors from chest and chemotherapies.
Radiations for mesothelioma
It is a process of shrinking tumors and killing cancer cells, with the help of high frequency of radiations. In simple words, radiations are the high frequency light waves that enter the body in order to remove something that can harm the body. A low dose radiation waves are generally used for diagnosis purpose such as x-rays and treatment through laser technology.
This treatment is given to the patients of advanced level cancer stage. This process is similar to radiations but at a higher level, because its medicine affects the entire body routine and hence have painful treatment. This process includes distortion of cancer cells as much as possible, but with the series of cycles. A patient needs 4 to 8 sessions normally to cure a cancerous disease through chemo.
Multimodal Therapy for Mesothelioma Cancer
It is a modern technique of treating cancerous disease, it is a process that is a combination of two or more conventional treatments. It is observed as the better approach to control cancer than a single therapy technique.
Other clinical therapies for mesothelioma
On the other hand, homeopathic treatments are also considered to improve the patient health with allopathic treatments. Let’s have a look at them as well;
Immunotherapy for mesothelioma
This therapy by its name clears the definition itself. Doctors tries to make the immune system of humans strong enough that they can fight with the cancer cells by themselves. They have invented such healthy bacteria that help to boost up the immune system of a normal human body and make it strong enough to fight with the powerful cancer cells.
Mesothelioma and Photodynamic therapy
It is a process in which a medicine is injected into the patient’s body which is sensitive to light, when a high intensity beam of light such as laser light is applied to the injected area it activates the medicated bacteria that fights with the cancer cells.
Virotherapy and mesothelioma
As the name cleared the process, virotherapy is derived from therapy by virus. Scientist have invented such viruses which are injected to patients’ body they then find the cancer cells and attack them to demolish their activation.
Cryotherapy and mesothelioma
It’s a surgical procedure that freezes the cancer cells and shrink them in order to break them. This process can be done before surgery in order to shrink the tumors.
As the research for the cure of disease is still under working, but it is treated to cure as much as possible if it is diagnosed at early stage. On an average, if it is detected as stage-1 in someone then their expected life is 21 months whereas, stage-2 patients reduces the number to 19 months. The cancer has four major types, where the researchers have found the tumor location as,
- Pleural (lung lining)
- Peritoneal (abdominal lining)
- Pericardial (heart sac)
Scientist have found that the cancerous cells affects these areas of the body mostly. And further the cancer is divided as Pleural and Peritoneal mesothelioma. Patients with peritoneal mesothelioma survive longer as compared to pleural patients.