Japanese Doctors Unveil New Method for Controlling Common Mesothelioma Symptom, According to Surviving Mesothelioma

Treating Pleural Effusions in Mesothelioma

…resulting in complete control of pleural effusion for 3 months after IHPC in all cases.

Scientists in Saitama, Japan have released a new report showing good results in the treatment of excess lung fluid in patients with several kinds of cancer, including malignant mesothelioma. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an article on the new research. Click here to read it now.

Pleural effusions are a common side effect of late stage malignant mesothelioma, often causing chest pain, shortness of breath and fatigue. The two most common ways to treat the problem are by draining the fluid or surgically/chemically closing the pleural space where fluid collects.

But in a new report in the journal Lung Cancer, doctors at Saitama Medical University relate their results treating 21 pleural effusion patients (8 lung cancer, 7 mesothelioma, 5 other cancers) with a procedure called IHPC. The results were impressive.

“Area under curve (AUC) of free platinum in the pleural space was calculated to be 26.3μg/mLxh, resulting in complete control of pleural effusion for 3 months after IHPC in all cases,” writes author Dr. Hirozo Sakaguchi in the journal Lung Cancer.

Platinum is the primary ingredient…

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