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Important facts about mesothelioma chemotherapy


If you are considering chemotherapy for mesothelioma, or will help a family member through this process, you should be fully informed about treatment.

If you are considering chemotherapy for mesothelioma, or will help a family member through this process, you should be fully informed about treatment. Refer to the following pages an overview of the basic facts relating to:
Chemotherapeutic agents: oncologists use several different types of drugs for treatment of mesothelioma, the right choice for you will depend on the progression of the disease and body reactions to different drugs. Fortunately, new chemotherapy drugs are being developed every day with more efficiency and less severe side effects.
Heated Chemotherapy: This relatively new treatment option for patients with peritoneal (abdominal) mesothelioma. This includes the procedures through which chemotherapy drugs are injected directly into the abdominal cavity of the mesothelium that lines the abdomen. Because it is a delicate procedure, he has not been approved for pleural or pericardial mesothelioma.
Chemotherapy Side Effects: Chemotherapy is notorious among doctors and patients have the severe side effects such as nausea and appetite loss. That's no reason for patients to panic, however, as these symptoms can be controlled in various ways.
Chemotherapy Diet: You can not always feel like eating during treatment, but the food is a vital component of effective cancer treatment. Investigation of recipes that are recommended for mesothelioma patients can help you remain strong and well fed.
Working with chemotherapy: While chemotherapy can be your best chance at beating mesothelioma, it can also be a draining process. This may help to try some strategies to deal with medical and emotional difficulties that chemotherapy can cause.

Living with chemotherapy is a difficult task, but it is not impossible. Patients are urged to use all mesothelioma resources available to them and their families.



  Publication date: 28 January, 2011





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