Mesothelioma Treatment options
New Chemotherapy for Mesothelioma
Chemotherapy was one option in the conventional type of treatment. Today several different types of chemotherapy are undergoing trials. Some trials are abandoned due to a lack in cancer improvement and the side-effects, but there are many new chemotherapies that are showing good results with fewer and more manageable side-effects. Chemotherapy makes patient very seek and decreases the quality of life of a patient that in this case is going to die inevitably from mesothelioma cancer.
Photodynamic Therapy for Mesothelioma
Photodynamic Therapy is another new mesothelioma treatment that is undergoing trial. This therapy is based on the power of light to destroy the cancer cells. A photosensitive drug is injected into the patients body and a laser of specific frequency used to stimulate the photosensitive drug. This laser will detect and kill only the active cancer cells when it reacts with the photosensitive drug.
Immunotherapy for Mesothelioma
Immunotherapy is a recent therapy that makes use of the patients own immune system to create a self defense mechanism against the cancer. The theory here is that the immune system can differentiate between normal healthy cells and cancerous cells, and will naturally destroy the cancer cells. This new therapy is based on a substance known as BRM (biological response modifiers) which is naturally present in the human body. Today BRM can also be created in a laboratory. Trials for this therapy are underway and the current results are good, making it a possible solution for mesothelioma in the near future.
Gene Therapy for Mesothelioma
Gene Therapy / Replacement Gene Therapy is another new therapy undergoing trial. In this therapy abnormal genes that are responsible for the growth and spread of the cancer are replaced by normal healthy genes. In this therapy the cancer is treated at the DNA level. Once healthy genes replace the abnormal genes, it helps stop any further growth and spread of the cancer.
Alternative Mesothelioma Treatments
Traditional methods of containing and curing mesothelioma are not proving to be very effective, and has lead to a host of alternative treatments for mesothelioma.
These are methods that are not subscribed to by physicians / surgeons because most of them do not have a scientific base. Usually patients use alternative mesothelioma treatment methods in combination with traditional methods to improve the chance of recovery and increase survival time.
Alternative methods for mesothelioma cure include the following.
-- Visual / Guided Imagery
-- Breathing techniques
-- Specialized diet
-- Spiritual Healing
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