Mesothelioma Center Review – UCLA
At UCLA, mesothelioma treatment encompasses a range of standard and unconventional treatment options for various types of mesothelioma. UCLA’s Comprehensive Mesothelioma Program uses innovative surgical techniques and postoperative treatments to improve patient outcomes. The clinicians at UCLA focus on treating as mesothelioma as a persistent health issue that benefits from consistent and frequent therapeutic regimens to inhibit further cancer growth.
UCLA’s Comprehensive Mesothelioma Program relies on a multi-faceted approach to shrinking tumors and treating them over the long-term. Many patients are eligible for a surgical procedure that removes the tumor from the chest and leaves other structures untouched. Surgeons at UCLA have extensive experience in this surgical procedure known as pleurectomy and decortication, which results in the preservation of the lung. In other facilities, surgeons choose to remove the lung, which may not result in optimal quality of life following surgery. During surgery, surgeons are also able to administer other therapies, such as interleukin 4 (IL-4) toxin, to counteract the affected cells. In addition to these procedures, surgeons may use lasers, bronchial and esophageal stents, and technology enhanced robotic surgery.
Following surgery, clinicians offer radiation therapy that is designed to prevent damage to the spared lung while attacking remaining cancerous cells. Various radiation therapies include stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and radiosurgery with the Novalis Tx Image-guided system. To treat the cancerous cells that remain, UCLA offers investigational treatment and clinical trials. In some cases, immunotherapy and targeted biologic agents are used in addition to conventional therapies.
UCLA’s philosophy to treating mesothelioma is directed toward slowing or stopping the progression of the cancer without exposing the patient to numerous high doses of toxins that may result from frequent chemotherapy treatments. Under the direction of Dr. Cameron, M.D., clinicians at UCLA opt to treat patients with new approaches, such as low-dose interferon alpha, to inhibit the resurgence of cancerous tumors with minimal side effects. If tumors reappear after surgery, clinicians at UCLA may use cryoablation as an outpatient therapy. Cryoablation, which is the process of freezing affected cells, has been tolerated well by many patients.
UCLA’s Comprehensive Mesothelioma Program offer specialized treatment for a rare form of mesothelioma known as sarcomatoid mesothelioma. Sarcomatoid mesothelioma is the rarest form of mesothelioma and accounts for approximately 10 percent of all mesothelioma cases. This type of mesothelioma produces aggressive tumors that are very challenging to diagnose and treat. Clinicians at UCLA use chemotherapy agents that are routinely used for other types of sarcomas to treat sarcomatoid mesothelioma. They have discovered that these agents produce better results than the standard chemotherapy course used for mesothelioma patients. Generally, clinicians have found patients who present with sarcomatoid mesothelioma have an improved prognosis when treated with surgery and radiation after chemotherapy.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, MesoLawyersCare can provide you with expert advice and personalized attention. At MesoLawyersCare, we are dedicated to helping you obtain the highest compensation possible. MesoLawyersCare is committed to finding a cure for mesothelioma and has donated to various research initiatives. To discuss you case, please call 1-888-568-1177 or contact us by completing the form on this site.
Learn More About Mesothelioma
Asbestos Exposure Information
Did You Know?
Get Help from Experienced Mesothelioma Nurses
Learn more about these experienced mesothelioma nurses by watching the video below. Click here to contact a mesothelioma nurse now.
Learn More About MesoLawyersCare
Watch the video below to learn why MesoLawyersCare is the best choice to represent you and your family after a mesothelioma diagnosis.
Contact MesoLawyersCare Now
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, please contact us to see if we can help you get the compensation you deserve from the billions of dollars in asbestos trust funds available now for qualified asbestos victims. With just one call, you can put all our experience and success to work for you.
We have represented thousands of victims of mesothelioma and their families in virtually every State in the country and in decades of work have recovered billions of dollars in financial compensation for our clients.
Call us now at 1-888-568-1177, fill out the form on this page or chat with a live person. The consultation is free and it costs nothing upfront to hire the lawyers behind MesoLawyersCare. We only get paid if you collect a settlement or verdict and you will never receive a bill from us.