There is no proven cure for mesothelioma. Historically, neither chemotherapy nor radiation nor surgery have proven to be effective in the treatment of mesothelioma. However, doctors around the country are experimenting with various treatment options. One of these treatments, known as a pneumonectomy, involves the surgical removal of a lung combined with intensive chemotherapy. Although this treatment generally does not result in a cure, it may extend the life of the victim. If you would like more information about pneumonectomy or other experimental therapies, please call 1-888-370-0121 to speak to a resource person.
Life Expectancy of Mesothelioma Victims
On average, mesothelioma victims have a life expectancy of less than two years from the onset of symptoms. Long term survival of mesothelioma is extremely rare and it is not unusual for victims to die from mesothelioma within only a few months of diagnosis. Many treatment options available today offer the hope of extending the life expectancy of mesothelioma victims or at least improving the victim's quality of life. If you would like to speak to someone about mesothelioma, please call 1-888-370-0121.
Cornell University Mesothelioma Program
One of the problems doctors face in treating mesothelioma is the fact that it is a very rare form of cancer. Many oncologists, doctors who specialize in treating cancer, see only one or two mesothelioma cases in their entire careers. Cornell University's Weill Medical College has created a program that will establish a national registry of mesothelioma cases and a database of ongoing research studies. This information will allow Cornell to initiate clinical trials of mesothelioma treatment therapies. If you would like more information about this innovative program, please call 1-888-370-0121 to speak to a resource professional.