Chemotherapy and Mesothelioma
There are several Chemotherapy options available for malignant Mesothelioma patients. Choosing which chemotherapy option is best for you will depend on the stage of the cancer, patient’s age, and patient’s general overall health. Chemotherapy is called a “systemic treatment” meaning that the drug or combination of drugs enter through the patient’s bloodstream and travels throughout the body killing cancer cells.
- Chemotherapy treatment is the use of cancer fighting drugs to kill the Mesothelioma cancer cells.
- Chemotherapy can also kill the healthy cells that divide rapidly in malignant Mesothelioma patients.
- Chemotherapy can be taken by a needle or in pill form injected in the muscle or directly into the veins.
- Different combinations of Chemotherapy drugs have been tried together with mixed results.
- Intrapleural Chemotherapy is Mesothelioma treatment put directly into the chest.
- Chemotherapy treatment is also used to relive symptoms of malignant Mesothelioma cancer.
- Doctors recommend that Mesothelioma patients eat 50% more protein and 20% more calories than normal during their chemotherapy treatment.
- Mesothelioma patients have reported that the bad side effects of Chemotherapy are too severe to continue and will stop the treatment.
- Chemotherapy may be administered after surgery in an attempt to kill cancer tumors not removed during the surgery.
Typical Side Effects by Chemotherapy Patients Include;
- Bladder problems
- Dry mouth
- Hair loss
- Liver problems
- Loss of appetite
Mesothelioma patient’s undergoing Chemotherapy can become malnourished and special diet concerns should be addressed by doctors and nutritionists to ensure that patient get enough carbohydrates, vitamins, proteins, and minerals.
Mesothelioma Drug Medications
Mesothelioma drugs being studied include, Alimta (Pemetrexed), Avastin, Axitinib, Cisplatin, Glivec, Gemzar, Bortezomib, Milataxel, Everolimus, , Velcade, Dasatinib, Sunitinib Malate, Capecitabine and Veglin.
There are 2 Mesothelioma cancer prevention vaccines that are now available in the U.S.
Mesothelioma treatment vaccines are still in the various stages of development and there have been over 175 clinical trials conducted related to Mesothelioma through 2011.
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Malignant Mesothelioma is rare form of cancer that affects lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and major organs in the body. Mesothelioma is a disease in which malignant cancer cells are found in the sac lining the chest (pleura) or the abdomen (peritoneum). There are about 3,000 new malignant Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the U. S. If you are experiencing any Mesothelioma symptoms you should contact a doctor immediately.
Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma you are going to have a lot of questions about living with Mesothelioma and what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and asbestos companies for your asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is a seriously deadly disease. According to the American Cancer Society with the average survival time for people with Mesothelioma is 4-18 months.
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Family Member Died From Mesothelioma?
If you have a family member that has died from Mesothelioma cancer you should immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma diagnosis lawyer about what compensation may be available to you from asbestos trust funds that total more than 30 billion dollars.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you file your Mesothelioma claim within your states Statute of Limitations.
We have seen many families lose their right to file a lawsuit because their Statute of Limitations had expired while they were grieving. We know it is a tough time to grieve the loss of a loved one, but please do not let your Statute of Limitations expire for filing your Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have 6 year Statute of Limitations.
Mesothelioma Latency Period
Mesothelioma has a long latency period of 10-50 years. Many Veterans, Shipyard Workers, Construction Workers, Power Plant Workers, Mill Workers, Steel Workers, Railroad Workers, Pipefitters, Insulators, Electricians, Carpenters, Welders, Auto Mechanics, Veterans, Factory Workers, and laborers are living in the early stages of a variety of asbestos related diseases. Many Mesothelioma lawyers will not accept asbestosis, asbestos lung cancer, asbestosis, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, colon cancer and esophageal cancer cases.
There is More Than 30 Billion Dollars Set Aside for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Victims in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts
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