While there is not yet a known cure for mesothelioma cancer, progress continues to be made in mesothelioma research and there are many treatment options available to mesothelioma patients. The best course of treatment for mesothelioma can vary depending on factors of each individual diagnosis including the stage of the mesothelioma, the tumor location, the patient’s health, history and age along with many other factors.
Standard treatment for mesothelioma cancer most often includes chemotherapy, surgery, radiation or a combination of the three. These treatments can be curative, like surgical options, aiming to remove the cancer from the body, or palliative, aiming to manage the tumors and cancer symptoms.
Once mesothelioma is diagnosed, it is important to begin treatment as soon as possible. There are a number of cancer centers and mesothelioma doctors in New York and New Jersey that specialize in the treatment of mesothelioma cancer who can work with you to develop a treatment plan.
While standard treatment options are generally the first recommended options, there are alternative treatments that may help mesothelioma victims to fight the aggressive cancer including clinical trials, massage, yoga, meditation, gene therapy, photodynamic therapy and visual or guided imagery.
Your mesothelioma physician should always be informed before any type of treatment is considered. To learn more about standard, complementary and alternative therapies, CLICK HERE to request a FREE book about mesothelioma written by a team of mesothelioma experts.