Current treatment of pleural cancer

By | October 20, 2011

Limitations are mostly benign pleural mesothelioma, pleural cancer treatment should be surgical excision status, the majority of local recurrence after resection were not cured. Limitations can be used for local excision of malignant mesothelioma, but the prognosis is poor, a higher recurrence rate and metastasis rate. Basically, diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma treated without surgery.
Pleural tumor treatment status, medical treatment is to control the pleural effusion mainly to promote pleural adhesions, pleural effusion avoid regeneration, can be used alone closed chest drainage or drainage of the pleural cavity after injection of various sclerosing agents such as tetracycline, the effective rate of 30 – -80%, but also a variety of intrathoracic injection of chemotherapy drugs or immune modulators 60 to – 90% and the general condition of the patient's symptoms may have varying degrees of improvement. However, spleen repetition of malignant pleural pleural metastasis of solid tumors have worse prognosis, most died within 1 year. 3-year survival rate of less than 10%.
Therapy of pleural tumor, pleural tumors treated with Chinese herbs alone rarely reported, especially in the treatment of patients reported a lack of bulk. For advanced cases, chemotherapy can not be used in medical treatment can reduce symptoms and prolong survival.

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