Mesothelioma has long been known as a disease with little to no chances of survival. There is no known cure, and this extremely aggressive cancer is often not detected until it has advanced. Aside from being an otherwise painful and debilitating disease, mesothelioma sufferers must live with the knowledge their time is limited. However, in recent years, advancements in modern medicine have provided us with a sense of hope–researchers and medical developers are working to reverse the incurability of this disease.
The following are various medical innovations in an effort to increase survival rates for those suffering from mesothelioma:
- BIOMARKERS & PERSONALIZED TREATMENT – BY OBSERVING A PATIENT’S UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS IN HIS OR HER DNA, SCIENTISTS CAN THUS PREDICT HOW THE PATIENT IN QUESTION WILL TAKE A PARTICULAR TREATMENT. SOME TREATMENTS ARE MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN OTHERS, AND THESE BIOMARKERS CAN HELP AVOID A LOT OF THE GUESSWORK.
- IMMUNOTHERAPY – THIS INVOLVES INJECTING A SUBSTANCE TO ENCOURAGE THE IMMUNE SYSTEM WHILE ATTACKING THE MESOTHELIOMA CELLS.
- PHOTODYNAMIC THERAPY – THIS ALLOWS A MEDICATION TO WORK AGAINST CANCER IN ONE’S BODY WHEN ACTIVATED BY LIGHT.
- FREEZING CELLS – BECAUSE CELLS HAVE A WATER CONTENT, THEY CAN THUS BE FROZEN, PERHAPS STOPPING CANCER IN ITS TRACKS. JUST AS FAT CELLS CAN BE DESTROYED, TUMORS CAN ALSO BE BLOCKED WHEN SUBJECTED TO EXTREME COLD.
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