Malignant Mesothelioma of Pleura: The Case of Pleural Mesothelioma
Malignant mesothelioma of pleura is a thing that is not very good to hear when your doctor has finished diagnosing your body (I hope this is not the case for you. If it is so, then I am very sorry for your condition). Mesothelioma, the pleural one specifically, is the kind of cancer that take place in your pleura area. Your pleura is in the vicinity of your lungs, and people with little knowledge on the medical world will often call plural mesothelioma as lung cancer. Pleural mesothelioma is caused by many things, and asbestos is one of the most potent mesothelioma inducer at the moment. This article here will tell you a bit more about the pleural mesothelioma that has been the malice of many people in the world.
There are many cases of malignant mesothelioma of pleura in the earth and some of them has even taken the lives of some (if not many) people. I am not one to talk about deathly diseases; I am not that well versed in the art of cancer studies, but I will do my best to convey the malice of pleural mesothelioma for some people in the world.
We can start of the list with malignant mesothelioma of pleura that killed famous people in the past. As I have written from before, we know that Merlin Olsen, a football star and a TV personality was killed because of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Another case of killer mesothelioma was Christie Hennessy, an Irish folk song singer and writer who lived between 1945 until 2007. Hennessy was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma and died soon after.
For the next section, I am going to talk about malignant mesothelioma of pleura treatment.
Malignant Mesothelioma of Pleura Treatment
Cancer treatment is never cheap, and pleural mesothelioma is not the exception. Treating pleural mesothelioma be it to fully cure it or to make it bearable is expensive as heck. There are three ways to cure (or palliative treatment, if the mesothelioma has reached stage 3 and 4) and those three ways are: surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. You can only apply for surgical treatment only if you are still in the stage 1 or 2 of mesothelioma. If you are in stage 3 or 4, then you can rule out having your body cut open because your body will not be strong enough to withstand the surgery process. Chemotherapy can be applied on patient of all stages, though the process can come with its own risk (like loss of hair and other complications that chemotherapy patients face). Radiation treatment can also be applied to stage 1 to 4 patients, but radiation is not cheap and it will bring another side effect to your life (it can even make another cancerous cell grow).
Malignant mesothelioma of pleura can be a pain to have (and even more painful to treat). I can only hope that no one has to die because of this cancer and hope that a cure for mesothelioma can be invented.