Sion

Sion

> Mesothelioma > treatment-options

Mesothelioma

Treatment options
Category=Treatment options RSS feed
1 Chemotherapy [Edit]Treatment options
2 New chemotherapy agents [Edit]Treatment options
3 Pain management [Edit]Treatment options
Mesothelioma patients and their families many times fear physical pain as much as the disease itself. It is important to understand, however, that most cancer pain can be controlled. Nine out of ten cancer patients will find relief by using a combination of medications. No patient should have to deal with unmanaged pain.
4 Palliative Care [Edit]Treatment options
Palliative care is a specialized form of care that alleviates pain and other symptoms. The goal of palliative medicine is not to prolong life or hasten death, but rather, to keep the patient as comfortable as possible, while offering support to the patient and their family. Palliative care contributes to the quality of life for patients with life-threatening illnesses at any phase of the disease.
5 Pet scans [Edit]Treatment options
PET, or Positron Emission Tomography, is a procedure that produces powerful images of the body's biological functions and is being used more and more frequently to determine the extent of malignant disease. Unlike conventional imaging such as x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs, PET does not show the body's anatomy, but rather shows the chemical function or metabolism of an organ or tissue.
6 Radiotation therapy [Edit]Treatment options
7 Surgery [Edit]Treatment options