Chemotherapy Treatment Option for Mesothelioma
Chemotherapy, also known as systemic therapy, is administered either orally or by infusion to kill any cancer cells that are in the body, and there are a variety of medications. Although it is not curative it has proven to help increase the survival rate. Chemotherapy is also used to reduce pain and improve the patient’s quality of life.
A medical oncologist, who is a specialist in nonsurgical treatments meets with the patient after diagnosis. The goal is to determine the best course of treatment. This will be determined by various testing procedures, the patient’s tolerance, and overall health. The standard treatment for mesothelioma is chemotherapy because it is designed to do several things, including:
Kill mesothelioma cells
Prevent cancerous cells from spreading
Make other treatments more effective, such as surgery
Help increase the survival rate
And improve the patient’s quality of life.
Read more at: https://www.treatmesothelioma.org/treatment/chemotherapy/