Mesothelioma Doctors / Physicians
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Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer that occurs in individuals who have been exposed to airborne asbestos fibers. Often called “asbestos cancer,” mesothelioma is highly aggressive and is resistant to many cancer treatments. Currently there is no known cure for mesothelioma. However, with new research and increased knowledge among the medical professionals, the survival time for mesothelioma sufferers is increasing. Many mesothelioma victims are living productive lives years beyond their initial prognosis.
Due to the relative rarity of mesothelioma among the general population, it is recommended that mesothelioma be treated by a team of doctors and surgeons led by a mesothelioma specialist, rather than by one primary physician. A physician who specializes in treating mesothelioma patients has first-hand experience in treatment and diagnosis, as well as information on clinical trials and current studies in the field.
In many cases, the mesothelioma specialist will develop the protocol and will supervise its implementation, while the patient still meets with his or her personal doctor. Mesothelioma has a unique set of treatment requirements and specialists serve a key role in interpreting and defining the best approach for caring for the patient.