Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers comprehensive mesothelioma care, including advanced treatments and new options available only through clinical studies.
A diagnosis of cancer can feel overwhelming. Fred Hutch has an experienced, compassionate team ready to help.
We have expert surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and pathologists; the most advanced diagnostic, treatment and recovery programs; and extensive support. Along with your cancer physicians, your team includes other Fred Hutch experts who specialize in treating people with cancer — like palliative care professionals, social workers, physical therapists and registered dietitians.
Fred Hutch offers clinical studies that may be appropriate for your type of mesothelioma. Patients who participate in clinical studies have the first chance to benefit from treatments that have shown promise in earlier research.
We view mesothelioma treatment as a collaborative effort. Your Fred Hutch team will explain all your options and recommend a treatment plan based on the stage and effects of your cancer as well as your overall health and preferences.
National cancer care guidelines recommend that people with malignant mesothelioma receive treatment from a multidisciplinary team experienced with this disease. At Fred Hutch, we provide this type of team-based care, and we have more experience than any other treatment center in the region.
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Throughout your treatment, your team provides follow-up care on a schedule tailored to you. We’re here to support you and your family and to connect you with resources inside and outside Fred Hutch.
Surgical procedures for pleural mesothelioma include:
Even if your tumor has spread too far to hope to remove it completely with surgery, your team might recommend surgery to relieve your symptoms (palliative surgery).
For mesothelioma, radiation therapy may be given externally or internally.
Chemotherapy medicines for mesothelioma are usually given through an intravenous (IV) line so they can travel through your bloodstream.
Recent studies suggest an increasing role for immunotherapy in treating this disease. Fred Hutch has been involved in clinical studies exploring the addition of immunotherapy in mesothelioma treatment.
Your Fred Hutch team will talk with you about the specific medicines we recommend for you, how you’ll receive them, your treatment schedule and what to expect. We’ll also explain how to take the best possible care of yourself during treatment and after, and we’ll connect you with medical and support resources throughout Fred Hutch.
This treatment is for people with mesothelioma of the abdomen that has spread to the abdominal lining (peritoneum). Cancer that has spread here is called peritoneal carcinomatosis, or peritoneal cancer.
CRS-HIPEC may be able to control advanced disease while also giving you good quality of life. It combines two parts in one operation:
Fred Hutch has an experienced team that provides CRS-HIPEC.
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