We are all aware about a certain disease called mesothelioma. It is actually an asbestos caused cancer of the serous membranes that surround many of the body’s vital organs. There are two main forms of the disease namely pleural mesothelioma, the kind that affects the membranes that surround the lungs; and peritoneal mesothelioma, the variation that affects the lining of the abdomen. There are other forms of this disease but their occurrences are very rare.
Currently, there are no known cure for malignant mesothelioma. Surgery, chemotherapy as well as radiation therapy are the known form of treatments. When you are afflicted with this disease, know that there are also other types of non traditional treatments. It’s best to discuss your options with your doctor and understand each option before undergoing any kind of treatment. Largely, the course treatment is dependent on the location of the disease, which stage the disease is on as well as your age and overall health.