Treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) with HITHOC
One of our exclusive network surgeons, Dr. Isik has produced a new video explaining HITHOC treatment in detail for our clients. While many people may be frightened or worried to seek treatment in another country, particularly with a surgeon who speaks another language, Dr. Isik specializes in offering hope against these aggressive forms of cancer including Malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Malignant Mesothelioma & HITHOC
Malignant mesothelioma, which is devastating diagnosis carries a dismal prognosis without aggressive, multi-modal treatment. The majority of malignant mesothelioma affects the pleura (or the lining around the lung). This cancer is often associated with exposure to asbestos.
There is another form of mesothelioma which affects the abdomen. This is best treated with a related procedure called HIPEC. Click here to learn more about HIPEC treatment with the affiliated providers of American Physicians Network.
In the video below, Dr. Isik explains, in detail, about hyperthermic intra-thoracic chemotherapy, better known as HITHOC, and it’s use in treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Warning: The enclosed video has graphic content.
Not just for mesothlioma
HITHOC is also used for the treatment of advanced thymomas, treatment of malignant pleural effusions (from some advanced lung and other cancers). Dr. Isik is one of our network surgeons that performs this procedure. He is fluent in English as well, and is currently completing a new video in English for our clients. (Each program has it’s own inclusion criteria, please contact APN for more information).