My brother has pleural mesothelioma - We live in Wellington New Zealand he explains
I haves had: thoraoscopy, biopsy, talc pleuradesys, decortication and re-inflation of my
right lung (W/C 13 10 14). .
I am currently on a 'trimodal' treatment plan.
I would however like to ensure that we are doing everything to scour the world for any emerging treatments.
I have epithelial malignant pleural mesothelioma, am fit with no
other health issues and by all accounts have a 'low disease burden'.
Does chemotherapy lose effectiveness over a number of treatments and why?
My therapy, starting 07 11 14, will be using Alimpta and Platinum for 3
rounds . I understand that this is pretty much the recognised treatment. I seems that a round was 4 weeks in Australia and 3 weeks here in NZ . What is common practice?
Is it common practice to included blood vessel blockers?
I have also seen reference to FGF and FAK inhibitors,
Can you explain what these are?
Hot' chemo drugs can be applied into chest cavity post surgery. I understand the disease tends to stay local and that direct application of the treatment to the site has the benefit of
applying concentrations that could not otherwise be achieved. Is this view shared by others?
Do mistletoe injections have any good or harmful effects (the are used in Europe)