Nurse Lien’s Mesothelioma Patient Corner

Mesothelioma Treatment

Lien Hua-Feng,
RN, MSN, FNP-C

Lien Hua-Feng is a Nurse Practitioner having more than nine years of experience in the field of medicine. She is affiliated with the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, cooperates with many other doctors and specialists in medical group The Regents Of The University Of California. Call Lien Hua-Feng at (310) 818-1304 for more information and advice or to book an appointment.

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.

Specialists will have superior knowledge of the unique characteristics of mesothelioma, the latest and most innovative mesothelioma 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 mesothelioma treatments are appropriate for the patient.

Surgery is particularly effective in patients when coupled with other mesothelioma 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

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. Robert B. 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. Robert B. 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. Robert B. 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.

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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.

Of course, you want an honest and qualified assessment of your best options for long-term survival of MPM. Who is qualified to answer your questions?

The Pacific Meso Center:

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