In order to quickly and effectively compare mesothelioma treatment options, the first thing a patient should do is find a doctor who specializes in the treatment of mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma specialists will have superior knowledge of the unique characteristics of mesothelioma, the latest and most innovative treatments and the advantages and disadvantages of available treatment options. They typically will also have greater knowledge about the tests which are necessary to quickly determine which treatments are appropriate for the patient. Through out the journey of the patient, it is the primary goal of mesothelioma specialists to educate and
Surgery is particularly effective in patients when coupled with other treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation or immunotherapy.
Mesothelioma is a rare and difficult disease to both diagnose and treat. Few doctors have the experience to credibly make the call whether the tumor is “resectable” much less the experience to remove the mesothelioma tumor.
Dr. Robert B. Cameron, MD FACS, is a Professor of Clinical Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Surgical Oncology at the UCLA Medical School. He is one of the leading experts on the treatment of pleural mesothelioma.
Dr. Cameron is the Scientific Advisor of the Pacific Mesothelioma Center and pioneered the innovative lung-sparing pleurectomy/decortication surgical procedure for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Dr. Cameron has been performing this procedure since the early 1990s. He’s operated on hundreds of mesothelioma patients. He has authored or co-authored more than 35 papers regarding oncology, thoracic surgery, and other topics in medical journals. And he’s leading the charge at the PMC laboratory on immunotherapy research and clinical trials. Dr. Cameron’s team includes doctors and nurse practitioners who specialize in the areas of pathology, radiation, pulmonary (lung), oncology (cancer) and anesthesia. All have extensive experience with diagnosing and treating malignant pleural mesothelioma.
THE BOTTOM LINE IS SURGERY IS THE BEDROCK OF TREATING MESOTHELIOMA
The purpose of surgery is to remove all visible tumors, thereby relieving pressure which the growing tumor places on the internal organs and preventing the tumor from spreading to other parts of the body. Removing tumor bulk can also offer pain relief, as a growing tumor will compress against the lung, ribcage, heart and nerves.
Dr. Robert Cameron
Dr. Robert Cameron is a a cardiothoracic surgeon and surgical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma. He is the Scientific Advisor of the Pacific Meso Center. He and his team of experts at the UCLA Medical Center have been treating mesothelioma patients for over 25 years.
Dr. Cameron is the innovator of the lung-sparing P/D surgical procedure for mesothelioma and has performed the procedure on over 300 patients to date. He has also published many articles, and is a frequent lecturer on the surgical and multi-modal management of pleural mesothelioma.
Dr. Cameron’s approach has always been
“Remove the tumor, save the lung and treat the disease as a chronic illness.”
- Contact Dr. Cameron:
Thoracic Surgery Associates
200 Medical Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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