Comprehensive treatment of pleural cancer

By | October 29, 2011

Limitations are mostly benign pleural mesothelioma, treatment with surgical excision, 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.
Comprehensive treatment of pleural cancer medical treatment is to control the pleural effusion mainly to promote pleural adhesions, pleural effusion prevent regeneration, can be used alone or thoracic cavity closed drainage of pleural cavity drainage 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% – 90% of the general condition of the patient's symptoms and 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%.
Comprehensive treatment of pleural cancer treatment alone is not a lot of Chinese medicine, see, for advanced cases is not the use of chemotherapy in patients with Chinese medicine treatment can reduce symptoms and prolong survival.
So need to pleural tumor and the progression of the disease to their own circumstances, the implementation of comprehensive treatment of pleural cancer, can also better in the treatment of cancer of the consolidation effect.

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