cancer treatment

Chemotherapy

Mesothelioma can be an extremely difficult strain of cancer to treat. It is resistant to most know treatments. It progresses quickly in its spread throughout the body, possibly because of its developmental proximity to the bloodstream, and it is frequently not diagnosed until it is in its later stages. This last is due to a …

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Photodynamic Therapy

The difficulty of treating mesothelioma is well known. Currently, the top treatments are surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, but even these cannot cure the disease. In an effort to find more effective treatments, scientists and researchers are exploring many potential avenues. One of the most interesting of a number of new and alternative treatments being …

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What to expect after a mesothelioma diagnosis

Getting a cancer diagnosis is never good news. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer with only 2,000- 3,000 new cases diagnosed in the US each year and most cases can be traced to occupational asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is considered incurable, but in recent years doctors have learned how to better treat and diagnose this particular cancer. …

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Constipation

Chemotherapy drug treatment can cause a patient to experience constipation, or the uncomfortable passage of hard, dry stools that are infrequent. Some symptoms include bloating, cramping, increased gas and pain. About 50 percent of cancer patients experience constipation. Other side effects can occur from this condition such as decreased appetite and nausea. Drugs That Cause …

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