Early Stage Mesothelioma Cancer Diagnosis

Early Stage Mesothelioma Cancer Diagnosis – The spread of mesothelioma cancer occurs gradually. The way for the treatment is based on the stages of the cancer. The spread of this cancer is not directly spread throughout the body. But little by little undermined any body tissue grown cancer cells. In the first phase is relatively benign cancer cells, the cells have not spread to the entire network. Cancer cells only attack the pleural, it is lung protective layer and it only happens in one part of the lung.

Early Stage Mesothelioma Cancer Diagnosis

Early Stage Mesothelioma Cancer Diagnosis

Early Stage Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma in the abdomen at the first stage occurs only in a relatively small part of the stomach. Phase one is the easiest stage to do the treatment, because as it is known at this stage cancer cells are still benign and has not spread to tissues throughout the body. Stage one is the stage of determining whether or not the advanced stage of cancer, because at this stage the body part involved is only small pleura and the tissues of the body, not associated with lymph node as cancer cells have not spread.

Early Stage Mesothelioma Cancer Treatments

Patients in stage one is a patient with the best prognosis because many treatment efforts could be done to kill the cancer cells. Several treatment options that can be performed on one stage mesothelioma is as follows:

1. Pneumonectomy extrapleural

Extrapleural pneumonectomy or EPP is a treatment option that can be done by one stage mesothelioma patients. EPP is considered as a more radical than the other way such as pleurectomy decortication who have more severe risk of complications and according to experts may not be very useful for the patient. Elimination of cancer cells found in the pleura, the lung and a small portion of the diaphragm.

2. Pleurectomy decortication

Pleurectomy decortication is the removal of cancer cells in the pleura. At stage one these patients often receive such treatment to remove cancerous cells or tumors that growing inside the body.

3. Cytoreduction

Cytoreduction abdominal mesothelioma treatment. In patients with peritoneal mesothelioma surgery to stop the growth of cancer cells.

Surgical treatment or surgery is widely available because at this stage, the cancer cells are still localized and can still be cured. In addition, other measures such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy is recommended to kill any remaining cancer cells after surgery.

After being diagnosed with mesothelioma stages one, patient still had a better prognosis than mesothelioma in the next or advance stages. Because, as we said above that at the stage 1 , the cancer can still be benign. At stage 1 of mesothelioma can be diagnosed through imaging with X-rays or CT scans. To confirm the diagnosis, physicians also using biopsy. Biopsy means taking a small sample of tissue to be examined in laboratotium. The most commonly used biopsy is a surgical biopsy. This procedure includes the extraction of tissue and fluids of cancer cells. Another way to diagnose mesothelioma is a thoracotomy (chest) or laparotomy (abdominal). Frequently the doctor misdiagnosis of mesothelioma stages 1 and pneumonia diagnosis, because the symptoms are almost the same. Symptoms like coughing within a period of time, pain in the chest, fever and pain that is felt throughout the body.

Some surgeries as stated above is highly recommended and as follow-up after surgery is by chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Another operation to improve comfort and relieve pain that can be done is pleurodesis and paracentesis, this way is also done to reduce the fluid buildup. If the patient is in good health condition doctors could take a more aggressive effort as a first step in the healing of cancer in order to preventing the development of the cancer.

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