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Can radiation therapy get rid of a mesothelioma?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Stephen Noga
Internal Medicine - Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not likely
Mesothelioma has been treated with radiation therapy but it is not very effective.
Luckily there is now chemotherapy available which can help control the disease. Surgery still remains the only possibility for clearing the disease totally.

In brief: Not likely
Mesothelioma has been treated with radiation therapy but it is not very effective.
Luckily there is now chemotherapy available which can help control the disease. Surgery still remains the only possibility for clearing the disease totally.
Dr. Stephen Noga
Dr. Stephen Noga
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
A very large surgery, good more recent chemotherapy and fancy radiation to higher doses than previously possible has shown some promissing results.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Mesothelioma is a cancer effecting the lining of the lung.
This lining and the mesothelioma can be extensive and very aggressive. Radiation techniques exist to treat for a palliative purpose, but to get rid of the disease with radiation is next to impossible.

In brief: No
Mesothelioma is a cancer effecting the lining of the lung.
This lining and the mesothelioma can be extensive and very aggressive. Radiation techniques exist to treat for a palliative purpose, but to get rid of the disease with radiation is next to impossible.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology
In brief: Not alone
Taking the lining of the lung with the affected lung surgically, chemo biological agents, plus radiation gives the best chance of control.

In brief: Not alone
Taking the lining of the lung with the affected lung surgically, chemo biological agents, plus radiation gives the best chance of control.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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