Common medications for mesothelioma are often used in conjunction with each other or with other treatments, including surgery. Some of the most common drug categories used to combat mesothelioma include:
- Chemotherapy drugs
- Immunotherapy drugs
- Gene therapy
- Pain medications
Within these categories are many different drugs.
Some mesothelioma drugs are experimental and on the frontier of mesothelioma treatment. Photodynamic therapy drugs, for example, make cancer cells sensitive to light. After the drugs are administered, laser light reacts with the cells to kill them.
If you are battling mesothelioma and would like to learn more about your medication options, you should speak to an experienced oncologist.
The drugs and other treatments for mesothelioma can greatly reduce pain and discomfort, and may change your prognosis. Treatments can also be expensive and can cause physical pain and emotional suffering. By filing a claim against the company, business or other entity that exposed you to asbestos, you may be able to recover compensation to pay for the expenses of living with mesothelioma.
For representation of mesothelioma cases in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC, please contact the Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP, to schedule a free consultation.