When we treat mesothelioma, we also focus on lung function and quality of life. To do this, we draw upon mesothelioma treatments that may include specialized, less-invasive surgical methods and highly focused radiation therapy.
Doctors often suggest a clinical trial (research study). This may include surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and a targeted agent. If surgery is not possible, some patients may be treated with targeted agents.
Targeted agents are innovative drugs that offer new hope for some patients with mesothelioma.
If you have mesothelioma, your doctor will discuss the best options to treat it. This depends on several things, including:
- Type of mesothelioma
- Stage of disease
- Location of cancer
- Your age and general health
Your treatment for mesothelioma will be tailored to your needs. Your doctor may suggest one or more of the following therapies to treat the cancer or help relieve symptoms.