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Experimental Treatments for Mesothelioma

Over the last few decades, mesothelioma has become an ever-growing problem. Because of this, doctors are looking for new and better treatment options. While surgery, radiation and chemotherapy are still the most common treatments, experimental treatments could be very beneficial to your case.

Drug therapy is one of the leading experimental treatments. Drug company, Eli Lilly is developing a new cancer treatment drug called Alimta. This is the first treatment that can significantly increase the length of survival as well as help to alleviate the symptoms. This treatment is still in trial stages, but your doctor may be able to explain more.

Gene therapy is another experimental treatment that is gaining some support. So far, animal testing has been quite promising, but the human side is not giving the same results. Unfortunately, this means that gene therapy is not currently a viable option, but it could become one in the next few years.

Immunotherapy, which involves the removal of the patient’s cells, activating them with cytokines and reinstalling them into the peritoneum, is also looking quite promising. Performing this treatment along with chemotherapy has led to significant shrinkage of tumors. However, only patients in early stages have been given this treatment so far, and it must be further researched.

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The more common methods of treating mesothelioma are also being combined in ways that may make them more effective. If you have questions about experimental treatment for mesothelioma, you should ask your doctor and contact a mesothelioma lawyer of Williams Hart at 800-781-3955.

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