I believe that the conventional status of my cancer, multiple myeloma as “incurable” has helped me increase my “overall survival” since my original diagnosis in 1993.
Meaning because conventional oncology has no curative therapies for my cancer I have been forced to think outside-the-box. I think meso patients should think the same way I do.
When a study is published like the one below, saying that a “multi-modal” approach to meso therapy is better than the current conventional therapy sets a low bar. All I can think of is that meso patients should add those evidence-based therapies that improve overall-survival in mesothelioma.
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“In our experience, P/D combined with hyperthermic pleural lavage with povidone-iodine and adjuvant chemotherapy is a well-tolerated multimodality treatment associated with low morbidity and mortality. This multimodality treatment compares favorably with classical trimodality regimens involving chemotherapy, extrapleural pneumonectomy, and adjuvant radiotherapy, in our experience.”
“There are two important things for meso survivors and caregivers to keep in mind. First, meso is an aggressive cancer with a poor prognosis. Therefore, mesothelioma patients and caregivers must think outside the box when it comes to cancer management…”