Treating Mesothelioma With Radiation

One of the most common therapies for mesothelioma is radiation. This type of treatment is frequently combined with surgical procedures to remove cancerous tissue and chemotherapy to yield the best results.

What Is Radiation Treatment?

Simply put, radiation treatment involves directing a source of radiation towards the area that is to be treated. Radiation damages the DNA of cancerous cells, and when the cancer cells divide and grow, the new cells take on the damaged DNA. This causes cancerous cells to either die or slowly reproduce, inhibiting the spread of mesothelioma.

Either brachytherapy or external beam radiation therapy is used for mesothelioma patients. External beam radiation aims a beam of radiation towards tumors in order to obliterate cancer cells, while brachytherapy is a newer treatment that involves placing small radioactive rods on the inside of a tumor. Brachytherapy is well tolerated, as it gives the tumor a concentrated dose of radiation, while keeping the other surrounding tissues intact.

Will Radiation Cure Mesothelioma?

Radiation is effective at relieving symptoms of mesothelioma, and can help prevent the disease from spreading faster. This helps relieve pain and improve the quality of life of the patient, and when used with other treatments, radiation can help prolong life expectancy. However, there is no cure for mesothelioma and the disease is eventually fatal.

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