Chemotherapy uses anti cancer drugs to destroy cancer cells and to help shrink or control advanced mesothelioma for some time. It is used to treat both pleural mesothelioma and peritoneal mesothelioma.
Chemotherapy can be used to help shrink or control pleural mesothelioma for some time. You will have to be fit enough to cope with the side effects to have this treatment.
Chemotherapy for peritoneal mesothelioma aims to shrink the tumour and control it for some time. Unfortunately, chemotherapy given like this does not work very well for many people with mesothelioma.