As a patient who has developed mesothelioma, you want to know anything that can help you recover from this serious disease. Medical advances are helping people like yourself live longer and fight off the cancer, but it's sometimes hard to wade through all the possible treatments.
Choosing the right mesothelioma treatment could make a difference in your survival. Take, for example, a Dutch study that suggests that faster chemotherapy treatments, used for mesothelioma, may be just as safe as standard chemo. As a result, there are fewer worries about using this mesothelioma treatment in those with kidney problems, making it a stronger treatment option.
What's the difference in chemotherapy?
One type is delivered to the body slower than the other. Traditional chemotherapy may take up to three hours per session. Quick chemo, as it's nicknamed, may take only one hour. Patients who receive the drugs faster were previously thought to have a higher risk of kidney injury, but the new study debunks that.
Why does faster treatment matter?
Faster treatment means less time spent at the hospital and more time with your loved ones. The treatment is easier on patients, safe and feasible. It also means that the number of patients who can receive treatment in a single day can be increased since the time is much shorter.
If you have mesothelioma, you have the right to look into all your medical options as well as the potential for a legal claim. Your condition may be a result of asbestos exposure, so you should have a right to hold those who exposed you to the dangerous mineral accountable.