Treatment for mesothelioma can fall under two categories—traditional treatments and new treatments. Mesothelioma chemotherapy, which treats the disease by using anti-cancer drugs, can be placed in each of these categories.
Chemotherapy has been used in the treatment of mesothelioma and other cancers for years. However, researchers have recently obtained a better idea of how mesothelioma spreads throughout the body. This new insight has allowed scientists to develop new chemotherapy drugs that can prolong a patient’s life.