General information about the mesothelium
The Mesothelium is the a single lining of flattening cells that form a sac-like membrane. This membrane protects and lines several body cavities; i.e.: the chest and the abdomen.
What is Malignant Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer originating in the sac lining of the chest (the pleura) or the abdomen (the peritoneum).A major risk factor of this disease is occupational exposure to asbestos.
Signs and symptoms of Malignant Mesothelioma
Malignant Mesothelioma can lay hidden for 20 to 50 years from the time of exposure to the time of diagnosis. Symptoms could include:
Traditional treatment options for Malignant Mesothelioma
Malignant Mesothelioma can be difficult to treat. Surgical techniques may be more successful with early diagnosis. This disease spreads rapidly to other organs. Treatment options could also include the use of toxic medicines. Your doctor may suggest:
Radiation therapy may be considered an option for some Malignant Mesothelioma patients. Radiation therapy is used in an attempt to destroy cancerous cells and cause a reduction in tumor size. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are often performed simultaneously.
Hope4Cancer Institute treatment program for Malignant Mesothelioma
Malignant Mesothelioma is a very stressful diagnosis and your healthcare team understands this. At Hope4Cancer Institute we will make every effort to keep you up to date and comfortable with your diagnosis, options, and treatment. We work with you to ensure that every aspect of your Malignant Mesothelioma treatment program is successful. The recommendations your healthcare team make to you will be for the most effective alternative treatments.
Individual treatment plans will vary. Hope4Cancer Institute optimizes your Malignant Mesothelioma treatment program by integrating our therapies which could include:
Our therapies can help to reduce cancer related side effects and improve your overall quality of life.
Our innovative approach to cancer treatment focuses not only on the disease, but on the patient's mind, body, and spirit.. If you are looking for a Malignant Mesothelioma treatment program that treats more than just your cancer, Hope4Cancer Institute is the place for you. Call us today at 888-544-5993. Our patient liaison is waiting to tell you more about our innovative approach to Malignant Mesothelioma treatment.
Death and mortality statistics for Malignant Mesothelioma