Unfortunately, there is no cure for mesothelioma. There are, however, a variety of experimental treatment options with new clinical trials being introduced on a regular basis by doctors and researchers trying to find a cure for mesothelioma. The treatment used is dependant upon a variety of factors, including the extent of the disease, the age and medical history of the patient, and the location and type of the mesothelioma, but some common treatments include:
- Surgery: where the tissue in the affected area is cut out. This may involve removing part of the organ depending on the size of the affected area;
- Radiation treatment: involving the use of radiation treatment to kill off the cancerous cells in the affected area; and
- Chemotherapy: using potent drugs in the body to kill off the cancerous cells.