Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma

Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma occurs in about 15% of all cases of all mesothelioma cases. Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma

In this type of Mesothelioma, the mesothelioma’s cancer cells are spindle-shaped, arranged in a haphazard directions, and alongated. Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma’s cells also lack nucleus, unlike epithelioid mesothelioma’s cancer’s cells, which have a clearly visible nuclei.

The Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma’s desoplastic varieties are hard to distinguish from healthy tissues in most cases, making challenges in accurate Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma’s diagnosis. Once Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma cancer’s symptoms are cataloged and asbestos exposure history is determined – the next step for oncologist is to look inside the patient’s body with use of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT (computed tomography) scan, and X-ray. If these sophisticated images show serious abnormality, the tissue sample (biopsy) is ordered. Tissue samples are analyzed and examined in the laboratory, which normally contradict or confirm the Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma cancer.

In Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma tumor, the traditional biopsy methods pose more challenges – the regularĀ  ”needle core” procedure frequently causes false results, because Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma’s cells are frequently familiar to the benign fibrous tissue appearance. In addition, diagnosis’ histological techniques frequently make it hard to distinguish Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma from other unrelated sarcomatoid tumor types.

Accurate and precise diagnosis is extremely important, because the misdiagnosis of Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma may lead to the false course of treatment prescribed by oncologist. It is a great idea to get a 2nd and even 3rd opinion if mesothelioma is suspected.

Although, the details are different in each patient’s case, all cancer types are treated with combination of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy. The treatment depends on stage and location of Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma tumor.

Unfortunately, Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma cancer is very resistant to treatments, and such mesothelioma prognosis is very poor. The average survival since such type of mesothelioma diagnosed is about 7 months.

You should contact your lawyer as soon as possible to discuss this form of mesothelioma if you or your loved one has been affected by the condition.

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