Mesothelioma is a name of cancer that attacks the mesothelium, a thin membrane that covers some inner organs. This cancer is considered really aggressive so that many of the patients are not successfully cured.
The most often membrane attacked is pleura or membrane of lungs. It is caused but the uncontrollable cell mutation. It makes the cells simply multiplied. How can this happen anyway? Just like other cancers, it is closely related to the lifestyle, genetic, and environment factors.
Particularly if you work in an environment with asbestos around, the possibility to be suffered is higher.
Pleural mesothelioma has some symptoms; they are painful cough, feeling of hard to breath, fatigue, losing weight, and unusual lumps on the chest cavity. Sure, checking up the conditions after finding such symptoms are the first things to do. It is to determine the stage of cancer as well as the treatment most possibly given. Unfortunately, mesothelioma is one of those cancers who are clearly detected after the patients are in the advanced stadium.
Therefore, the treatments to be done are including chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgery, and multimodality therapy. Alternatively, the patients can also pass through some treatments like inhaling, relaxation therapy, and acupuncture. These alternative treatments can be done more effectively for the lower stage.