as well as new approaches came for treating mesothelioma.
Some of them are listed below.
- This is a mesothelioma treatment used either to
remove the tumor or to lighten pain and suffering.
If the cancer hasn’t spread, surgery can be
used to remove part of the lining of the chest or
abdomen. The objective is to remove the cancer cells
from the body by removing the tissues with large numbers
of cancer cells. If the cancer has spread to several
organs, it is impossible to remove all of the tissue
infected with cancer.
It is a surgical term for removing
lungs. It is widely used when the radical surgery
doesn’t give much result. Removal of one lobe
of the lung is known as lobectomy, and that of a segment
of the lung is kown as segmentectomy.
Types of pneumonectomy :-
1. Simple Pneumonectomy.
2. Extrapleural Pneumonectomy.
means just removing the affected lung and Extrapleural
Pneumonectomy means removing the affected lung,
part of the diaphragmand the pericardium.
- This method is used for reducing the pain or restricting
the growth of diseases without cure.
Thoracentesis - A procedure where a needle is inserted
into the chest cavity either to obtain a diagnosis
or to deplete the fluid to mitigate breathlessness
- The surgical removal of the pleura helps to reduce
pain or prevent repetition of pleural effusion.
- It uses chemical substances for treatment that destruct
the malignant cells and tissues. This is widely used
for the detection of cancer. These drugs can either
be swallowed or injected. These drugs circulate in
the bloodstream and are restricted the growth of cancerous
cells. The drugs spreads over entire body and kills
normal cells as well causing severe side effects.
- The use of high-level radiation to kill cancer cells
in a restricted area. The radiation injures the cancer
cells so they cannot divide or multiply further. The
healthy cells are able to recover from this injury,
but the damage to them is the cause for the side effects
of radiation therapy.