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Chemotherapy and Mesothelioma

    Mesothelioma is an aggressive, deadly illness, and it’s treatments sometimes need to be just as aggressive, which can explain why chemotherapy is used. This article seeks to give an overview of what chemotherapy is, why it is used, and what the common side effects are, in that order. Understanding why chemotherapy is done can make living with it far easier.

The first step to understanding chemotherapy is getting a basic handle on what it is, and what sort of medications are used for the common types of mesothelioma. Chemotherapy is the use of anti-cancer drugs (cyto-toxins) in order to halt the growth of, and kill cancer within the body. For pleural mesothelioma, many patients end up using permextred, along with cisplatin, or carboplatin, which are anti-cancer medications. Patients with peritoneal mesothelioma tend to take permextred with cisplatin. There are many other cyto-toxins available, but covering them all is outside the scope of this article.

    The second step to understanding chemotherapy is coming to see why doctors make use of it for mesothelioma patients. Chemotherapy is used to attempt to slow the growth of tumors in mesothelioma to improve the length and quality of life for patients, but can’t cure it alone.When preparing a patient for surgery to remove mesothelioma tumors, doctors may use chemotherapy to shrink the tumor and prepare for surgery. After a surgery is completed, there’s a chance of mesothelioma returning, so sometimes chemotherapy will be used to prevent that, or to kill any remaining cancer in the body.

    The third, and final step to understanding chemotherapy is the side effects, which can be intense, considering that chemotherapy is the introduction of toxic chemicals into the body. Chemotherapy can kill white blood cells, reducing the strength of a patient’s immune system, and leading to infection and high fever, sometimes requiring hospitalization. Patients will often feel sick to their stomach as well, and the nausea can lead to both vomiting and diarrhea. Hair loss can also affect many patients on chemotherapy drugs, although it should return after treatment.

    This article made an overview of chemotherapy in three steps, starting with what it is, and the drugs that are used. The second step was explaining why it is used, and how in conjunction with other treatments, it can make serious improvements to patient outcomes. The third step took a look at side effects of mesothelioma, including a weakened immune system, hair loss, and nausea.




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