Mesothelioma Articles

Coping Mechanisms for Mesothelioma Patients and Their Families

Many professional, informational and support groups exist to provide assistance to people and families affected by mesothelioma.

Stress & Emotional Issues for the Patient

Mesothelioma causes stress and anxiety in addition to the disease’s physical symptoms.

Support for the Patient

Many resources are available to help mesothelioma patients deal with the anxiety associated with the disease.

Alternative Therapy

Many physicians recommend that their mesothelioma patients seek out alternative therapies such as acupuncture, massage and yoga, along with other beneficial therapies that are less well known.

Palliative Treatment and Pain Management

Palliative treatment does not cure mesothelioma; it simply helps to control the pain associated with the disease itself and the surgeries that may be performed to slow its progression.

Experimental Mesothelioma Therapy

Experimental medical treatments for mesothelioma include the drug Alimta, immunotherapy and gene therapy.

Clinical Trials

Some mesothelioma patients may participate in clinical trials to test promising and experimental treatments for the disease.

Chemotherapy

Doctors use chemotherapy not to cure mesothelioma, but to control its growth or progression.

Radiation

The treatment of mesothelioma often includes radiation to prevent the return of a tumor

Types of Mesothelioma Treatment

Medical options available to help you deal with mesothelioma.

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