Mesothelioma multimodal therapy is an approach that combines two or more different treatment methods to address the disease. The goal of multimodal therapy is to improve the quality of life and survival rate for patients diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Multimodal therapy aims to completely remove the tumor, or to at least gain control over symptoms. The most common treatments used in mesothelioma multimodal therapy are surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.
In recent years, physicians have studied the effects of combining the traditional treatment methods mentioned above with more experimental modalities, such as:
- Gene therapy
- Photodynamic therapy
Multimodal therapy for mesothelioma became more common when researchers discovered that using only one type of treatment did not result in an increased survival rate for most patients. By studying the effects of different treatment strategies combined, doctors have determined more effective ways of addressing each individual case.
When your doctors develops a multimodal therapy plan, they should consider a number of different factors, including the stage of your cancer, the cell type of the tumor, lung health, toxicity of treatment, lymph node involvement, resection margins, and more.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, please contact The Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP today or call (410) 625-9330 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Baltimore mesothelioma lawyers. We represent asbestos victims throughout Maryland and Washington D.C.