Peritoneal mesothelioma radiotherapy
PMM less sensitive to the radiation, the radiation effect as pleural mesothelioma. But the operation has not been fully removed lesions or surgery, radiotherapy is still an important therapy. Including external beam radiotherapy and (or) irradiation. External selection of 60Co general or as a 186KV X-ray sources, depending on the scope of diseases to choose full-or partial abdominal irradiation. Medical Oncology at the hospital to the patient the whole abdominal irradiation, 6 to 7 weeks of radiation dose of 24 Gy (Gy), the results of local recurrence rate fell to 11.4 percent, 3-year survival rate increased to 66.7 percent. Radiation can cause radiation enteritis, radiation and radioactive myelitis, such as hepatitis. Intra-abdominal injection or 32P isotope, such as 198Au, through radiation, so that mesothelioma and small hardening of the arteries, and anti-free in the ascites tumor cells, so that short-term disease remission. However, the law required certain equipment, and costly, and can inhibit the bone marrow have been used less.