Is Mesotheliomas Lung Cancer
Mesotheliomas, or “mild lung tumors” formed in the lining of the lungs, makes up most of all mesothelial cancer cases. Rarely, other types of non-bronchologic (non-cancerous) tumors (less than 5% of the mesothelial cancer cases) are present.
But, lung cancer is still the biggest cause of Mesothelial Cancer. About 90% of all lung cancers are attributed to Mesothelia. So, if you have a family history of this disease, chances of having a Mesothelial Cancer (or, at least, some other types of lung cancers) are higher.
Mesothelial cancers are mostly classified as either primary secondary or tertiary. Secondary Mesothelial Cancer is caused by other health problems or exposure to various environmental factors. On the other hand, tertiary Mesothelial Cancer is caused by malignancies in the Mesothelial tissue.
Primary Mesothelial Cancer may cause symptoms and/or signs like pleural effusion, pericardial effusions, pleural thickening, and enlargement (usually permanent), or other mesothelial changes that are not directly related to the primary tumor. Secondary Mesothelial Cancer often show symptoms and/or signs like pleural thickening, pericardial effusions, pleural effusion, or mesothelial cell death, as well as other mesothelial changes. However, a doctor will usually do a thorough exam before diagnosing secondary Mesothelial Cancer.
Another thing to be taken into consideration when deciding whether to proceed with a treatment for Mesothelial Cancer is what type of surgery would best suit your condition. If it’s not too advanced, then surgery is a good option. But, if your condition is already advanced, then you can opt for radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or surgery to remove the tumor. Surgery would also be done for mesothelial cancer that has spread to nearby areas of the lungs.
Mesothelial cancer also involves the mesosomes and the tumor in a way. If a person has a strong family history of Mesothelial Cancer, there’s a higher chance of getting Mesothelial Cancer as he or she gets older, and if the mesosomes are weak, as they age. Even if they are in great health, these weak mesosomes become cancerous.
So, if you have a family history of Mesothelial Cancer, it would be better to get checked out if you or any member of your family has this disease. If so, your doctor might be able to tell you whether it might be the reason of your Mesothelial Cancer or not. However, more studies are still being conducted on this subject. For example, there are some diseases that are known to be more likely to cause Mesothelial Cancer than others, such as smoking, or being exposed to high levels of air pollution.
If you are diagnosed with Mesothelial Cancer, it is a good idea to inform your family about the disease, so that they can advise other relatives and friends on ways on how to handle the situation. Also, it is advisable to take the help of your doctor for your treatment.
Mesothelial Cancer is generally treatable with chemotherapy, but there are some cases where surgery might be required. The doctor will usually make a plan of action and discuss it with you to make sure that the treatment that you are going to undergo is going to cure your Mesothelioma. The chemotherapy that is used depends on your condition and the size of your Mesothelioma.
Chemotherapy is given to the tumors that are small enough to be removed surgically. It is usually given through an intravenous drip or through a catheter inserted in the vein. This form of treatment is generally used to treat large tumors that are not too aggressive.
Chemotherapy is given to the areas of the body that are not affected by the Mesothelioma. This includes areas like the lungs and heart. It is not generally used to treat small cancers, since it is expensive and does not guarantee complete recovery from the disease.
Chemotherapy does have side effects, and these can range from minor ones like nausea to severe ones like cancer of the bone marrow. Chemotherapy treatments should be carefully monitored to make sure that your body gets rid of the drugs safely. There is always a chance that the drugs could be absorbed through the skin, which could result in side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and nausea. So, before going for chemotherapy, it is recommended to tell the doctor about any other drug use.