Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Appropriate Mesothelioma Treatment To Extend Life Expectancy

Mesothelioma is one of dangerous disease but differrent with asbestosis. Until recently it is hard to heal the disease to 100 %. The disease is difficult to detect early because, its latency time is very long. The disease is usually detected at latest stage. The symptoms are also similar to other malignant cancer.

There are many factors that influence the prognosis of mesothelioma such as the size of tumor, the stage of tumor, the age of patients, the amount of fluid, whether the tumor can be removed completely or not, type and location of mesothelioma and other physical factors such as the heart and lung health.

The treatment goal is to expand the life expectancy of the patient. According to oncology, the common treatment for mesotheliama includes surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Besides conventional healing, the alternative treatment can also be tried to get curing. The following are variety of mesothelioma treatment that you can try.

The treatment goal is to remove the tumor that develops at the membrane that covers internal organs. The treatment need to be combined with other therapy such as chemotherapy and radiation. Surgery can prevent the spreading of tumor cell to other internal organs. This action can be done if the overall health condition of patient allows it.

The treatment is goal to kill the cancer cell and shrink the tumors. The method is commonly doing to peritoneal mesothelioma. The drugs that often used in this healing are cisplatin. The drug is also often combined with pemetrexed to get optimum results.

The radiation is powerful to kill cancer cell and tumors. The therapy can be done to all stage of cancers. Radiation is very recommended if the patient physic is not allowed to do the surgery. The curing method can reduce the symptoms such as pain while breath, bleeding, and difficulty swallowing. Radiation and chemo is the most common treatment that often combines with surgery.

The treatment is done by manipulate the immune system that can attack the cancer and tumor cells.

Gene therapy
Gene therapy is done by repaired the damage gene, so it can reduce the probability of the development of cancer cells.

Photodynamic therapy
This therapy is using the light energy to kill the cancer and tumor cells. The treatment is done by combining drugs and light. The drug is served to make cancer cell to be sensitive to certain light. Furthermore the cancer will be exposed to the light that has certain wavelength and kill the cancer cells.

This treatment has been proven can relieve the symptoms such as pain, anxiety, depression and other symptoms related the mesothelioma. Many patients say this therapy can make them breathe easier.

Massage therapy
The therapy can help the relaxation of the patient. There are many type therapies for mesothelioma such as Swedish massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Shiatsu, and Sports Massage. This therapy can stimulate the nerve system, and relieve the chronic pain.

The therapy is believed can reduce the pain and manage the symptoms of disease.

Use the herbal.
This plant is powerful to improve the endurance. The plant also can be combined with medical treatment to reduce the side effects of medical drugs. Some herbs that may be powerful to overcome cancer include: astragalus, Celandine, Mistletoe, Cat's Claw, and Vitamin C.