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What kinds of treatment options or therapies are available for me if I am suffering from mesothelioma?

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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Several

Usually some combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

In brief: Several

Usually some combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Surgery, chemo, XRT

Mesothelioma tx is dependent on stage.
I = surgery, or advanced (ii, iii) = chemo +/- radiation first line chemotherapy would usually be a) clinical trial, b) cisplatin/pemetrexed, or c) other chemo w/ a "platinum" & other chemotherapy drug. Clinical trials can be found at clinicaltrials.Gov. Multidisciplinary care to evaluate for potential surgical, radiation, & systemic tx options is vital.

In brief: Surgery, chemo, XRT

Mesothelioma tx is dependent on stage.
I = surgery, or advanced (ii, iii) = chemo +/- radiation first line chemotherapy would usually be a) clinical trial, b) cisplatin/pemetrexed, or c) other chemo w/ a "platinum" & other chemotherapy drug. Clinical trials can be found at clinicaltrials.Gov. Multidisciplinary care to evaluate for potential surgical, radiation, & systemic tx options is vital.
Dr. Michael Thompson
Dr. Michael Thompson
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