Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma Treatment

Sarcomatoid mesothelioma is the least common histological type of mesothelioma, but it is the most aggressive.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20081811?dopt=Abstract

Even more than epithelial mesothelioma, the sarcomatoid form is difficult to diagnose and to distinguish from other diseases. Just looking at the cells under a microscope is not enough, and doctors employ immunohistological tests to distinguish Sarcomatoid mesothelioma from true sarcoma and pulmonary sarcomatoid carcinoma.

 

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18199156?dopt=Abstract

The general treatment plan for sarcomatoid mesothelioma focuses on:

  • Managing pleural effusions
  • Administering radiotherapy to intervention sites
  • Evaluating suitability for radical surgery
  • Evaluating suitability for chemotherapy and clinical trial entry