Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer, for which no curative oncological treatment currently exists. This article outlines the options for managing malignant pleural effusions, describes the developments in chemotherapy over the past 10 years and summarizes the evidence for prophylactic and palliative radiotherapy.

Original publication

DOI

10.12968/hmed.2015.76.7.384

Type

Conference paper

Publication Date

07/2015

Volume

76

Pages

384 - 389

Keywords

Antineoplastic Agents, Catheters, Indwelling, Chest Tubes, Folic Acid Antagonists, Humans, Lung Neoplasms, Mesothelioma, Pleural Effusion, Malignant