Types of Cancer Cells in Mesothelioma Condition
Types of Cancer Cells in Mesothelioma Condition, Mesothelioma is a cancerous condition that develops at the mesothelium (lining) level of various organs. If not detected in its early stages it turns into a lethal disease which unfortunately happens to many patients found to suffer from this condition. The ting is that this disease develops very latent during its evolution destroying the membrane of the organs, membrane that produces mucous at the lining level of the outer surface of the organ where it installs.
Over a period of many years, this condition affects the healthy cells turning them into three types of cancerous cells: epithelioid, sarcomatoid, and biphasic cells. When it comes to epithelioid mesothelioma cells these ones seem to be much easier in undertaking the treatment with cases of 45%-65% being successfully cured. This type of cell appears in the form of tubular growth attacking the outer membrane and lining of several internal organs. Due to its form, this type of cell can be treated although mesothelioma condition is hardly known to respond to any treatment.
As to the second types of cells, sarcomatoid, they are shaped in spindle patterns appearing to overlap one another making them hard to be extirpated also due to their positioning: support tissues of the body – cartilage, bones, muscle and fat. The cases of this mesothelioma condition are very rare, however patients found to suffer from it will not survive more than half year after the diagnosis was set.
The third type of cell – biphasic mesothelioma cell, appears mostly as a combination of the sarcomatoid and epithelioid cells formats. When it comes to approaching it with a treatment, this is again a combination of successful and failed treatment depending on the evolution of the cells. There is however a more increased rate of patients (20 to 35%) found to suffer from this condition. So, chances for treating it fall also under 50-50 and of course if the patient can undertake the radical surgical interventions.
Mesothelioma, generally speaking is a condition which records chances of treatment only when it is detected in its early stages, although the damages after radiation and chemotherapy can not always be avoided when these procedures are performed at that level. Nevertheless, being earlier detected patients have 75% chances of survival while with the later stages, there is only a matter of months when it comes to surviving this condition.