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Is There a Cure for Mesothelioma?

Legally Reviewed by Joseph P. Williams on May 10, 2023

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may wonder if researchers and doctors may be able to treat the cancer effectively and send you into long-term remission. Unfortunately, there is no cure for mesothelioma, but specialists have helped patients far exceed the life expectancy for the disease by treating its effects and improving their quality of life. Every case of mesothelioma is different, so your doctor will find one that works for you depending on the cancer’s location, stage, and your comfort level.

At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., we understand mesothelioma treatment and recovery can be overwhelming and stressful. Therefore, we handle all aspects of the legal side of your mesothelioma diagnosis to take the weight off your shoulders. Our experienced team works closely with you to get to the heart of your case, build a strong claim, and fight for you so that you can achieve compensation for your losses and the dignity you deserve. Our team has won every case for our clients.

What Research Is Being Done for a Mesothelioma Cure?

While there is no current cure for mesothelioma, researchers and doctors are still working diligently to improve treatments and make them more effective. Some treatments researchers study to find a mesothelioma cure include the following:

  • Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy treatment for mesothelioma involves pemetrexed and cisplatin, two FDA-approved drugs. Researchers are looking into adding Avastin to this treatment to delay the cancer’s spread and make the chemo more effective.
  • Radiation: Specialists may use intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) to target the mesothelioma from multiple angles without damaging the healthy tissue around it.
  • Surgery: If your mesothelioma is still in the early stages, you may qualify for surgery. There are several surgical options, including extrapleural pneumonectomy, pleurectomy, and decortication.
  • TTFields: TTFields, also called tumor treating fields, use electrical fields to stop tumor growth and spreading. 
  • Multimodal: This approach combines surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy to treat early-stage mesothelioma. 

Scientists and researchers are also exploring a potential link between genetic mutation and mesothelioma using gene therapy. With this extensive research being done, mesothelioma patients have a better chance of treating the disease and having a significantly improved quality of life. Our knowledgeable team can point you to hospitals working on this research, so you can get the best treatment possible.

4 Developing Treatment Options for Mesothelioma

With this continuous research, doctors and scientists can develop new treatments for mesothelioma. Targeted therapies, like immunotherapy, help treat cancer cells and can help treat a wider range of patients. Other emerging forms of mesothelioma treatment include the following:

  • Gene therapy: As scientists continue to explore genetics’ role in mesothelioma, gene therapy is being developed to use your immune system to target and kill cancer cells.
  • Vaccine therapy: Mesothelioma vaccines can help your body fight off cancer by producing antibodies. This can help protect those in remission from a reoccurrence.
  • Photodynamic therapy: This form of therapy involves taking a photosensitizing drug that activates using light frequencies. The treatment only targets cancerous regions and keeps the surrounding healthy tissue safe. 
  • Virotherapy: Virotherapy involves using lab-made viruses that travel through the body and deliver medication to mesothelioma cells. This treatment is often combined with other therapies.

Doctors and scientists are still working on these treatments to make them safer and more effective for mesothelioma patients. The more research is done on new therapies, the closer researchers can get to a cure. Our compassionate team understands the treatment process can be intimidating, so we are here to guide and support you every step of the way.

Diagnosed With Mesothelioma? Contact an Experienced New York Mesothelioma Lawyer at The Williams Law Firm, P.C. Today

Getting diagnosed with mesothelioma can be devastating, especially because there is no known cure. However, research and treatments have come a long way, and patients now have several options for eliminating symptoms and living a high-quality life. While this is encouraging, you may find it challenging to find the right doctor or fully understand what treatment is available to you. Fortunately, you do not have to go through it alone. 

Our dedicated lawyers at The Williams Law Firm, P.C. in New York have years of experience successfully representing asbestos exposure victims and mesothelioma patients. Therefore, we can help connect you to the best doctors in your area while fighting for your rights and handling the legal side of your diagnosis. We take every case seriously and meet with you in your home to develop a personalized plan tailored to your needs and circumstances. To schedule your free consultation, call us at (866) 395-8141 or fill out our contact form.

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