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Malignant Mesothelioma: Treatment Choices
There are various treatment choices for malignant mesothelioma. Learn about the different options.
Malignant Mesothelioma: Chemotherapy
Chemotherapy (chemo) uses anticancer medicines to kill cancer cells. Chemo is part of the treatment for many people with mesothelioma.
Common Chemotherapy Drug Combinations for Malignant Mesothelioma
Malignant Mesothelioma: Radiation Therapy
Radiation therapy uses high-energy radiation from X-rays or particles to kill cancer cells.
Malignant Mesothelioma: Surgery
Surgery can sometimes be used to treat mesothelioma. The type of surgery you have depends on where the cancer is, how much it has spread, and other factors.
What to Know About Supportive Treatments for Malignant Mesothelioma
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Complementary medicine is used in conjunction with other therapies. It usually serves to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. Alternative medicine is used alone, without standard treatment.