The future of mesothelioma treatment looks optimistic. Breakthroughs in treatment methods and new therapies provide hope to patients and their families for a better quality of life and extended survival rates.
We have come a long way. In the mid-1980s little was known about the rare form of cancer known as mesothelioma. Treatment options were limited, government-funded research was almost nonexistent.
Today, world-class cancer treatment centers provide patients with options. Some centers focus not only on their treatment programs but on research as well. Medical studies or clinical trials aid in the development of new treatment plans and work to achieve longer-term survival. The future of mesothelioma treatment looks promising, but this optimism is paired with uncertainty. Encouraging new clinical trials are accepting patients and new therapies are developed on a regular basis.