Mesothelioma Clinical Trials
Traditional mesothelioma treatment typically involves a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. While these treatment options have seen increased survival rates, a cure remains elusive. To understand your full treatment options, contact your doctor or healthcare professional.
In the search to find a cure, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) continues to sponsor clinical trials that are designed to find new treatments or to improve upon current treatments. These clinical trials are important to doctors and specialists as they look to offer improved care and move forward in their fight against cancer and mesothelioma. In addition to contributing to the study, patients who participate in clinical trials receive these new mesothelioma treatments before they are made available to the general population.
Mesothelioma clinical trials are necessary to bring a new drug or procedure to market, and they can sometimes provide promising results. If you are interested in learning more about clinical trials you should talk to your doctor or contact the National Cancer Institute. There are a number of clinical trials underway around the country, and your healthcare provider can offer you more insights on whether you may qualify.
Alternative or Complementary Mesothelioma Therapies
Alternative or complementary medicines are the use of remedies and therapies not considered to be part of traditional medicine. The primary goal of many of these mesothelioma therapies is to help restore the immune system, and in turn combat the cancer. These healing philosophies can include:
- Herbal Therapies
- Mediation/Guided Imagery
Some people choose to use these mesothelioma treatments in combination with conventional therapy, while others opt to use them as their sole method of treatment. While more research is continuing to be done in this area, it is important to note that there have been few well-designed studies in regards to the effectiveness and safety of many of these therapies. For this reason it is important to talk with your doctor or oncologist before beginning any type of alternative or complementary therapy.
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