Abstract to Mesothelioma: A Review
by Frank E. Mott, MD, FACP
English (North American)
Middle Aged (35-54)
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Mesothelioma is an insidious disease with a long latency after asbestos exposure. New cases are continually diagnosed, although levels are declining with the recognition of asbestos risk and efforts to remove asbestos from the workplace. Treatment for early stage disease with surgery and radiation is potentially curative, but many patients are either too ill to undergo aggressive surgery or present with advanced disease chemotherapy with CISplatin and P matrix, it is considered standard, although relapse is common. 2nd line therapy is disappointing. New targeted therapies may post promise and are being addressed in various clinical trial settings. Palliative care remains an important component of the management of this devastating illness.
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