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Biphasic Mesothelioma Treatment, Prognosis and Legal Help

Definition: Biphasic Mesothelioma is characterized by a tumor with mixture of two cells types, both epithelioid and sarcomatoid cell types.

Diagnosis: Because the two cell types are not typically found in the same location and form differently within areas of the tumor, usually multiple tissue biopsy samples must be taken to diagnose Biphasic Mesothelioma.

Treatment: Treatment options depend on the ratio of each cell type found in tumors. More epithelioid cells allow for more aggressive treatments.

Prognosis:Depends on the ratio (number of each cell type) of cell types. If more epithelioid cells are present, then there are more options for treatment. (Epithelial cells are also more responsive to treatment and do not spread to other areas as quickly as sarcomatoid).

Biphasic Mesothelioma

Biphasic Mesothelioma is the second most common type of mesothelioma. It contains a mixture of both epithelioid and sarcomatoid cells. In order to be classified as biphasic, each of these cell types must account for at least 10% of the tumor.

Both epithelioid and sarcomatoid cell types can exist within close proximity of one another but can also be found in separate areas of a tumor. Having a higher percentage of sarcomatoid cells can mean that the cancer is more aggressive. Epithelial cells are generally more responsive to treatment and do not spread to other areas as quickly as sarcomatoid.

As with all types of mesothelioma, the only known cause of Biphasic Mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Biphasic Mesothelioma please give our lawyers a call and we will investigate the source of the asbestos exposure.

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Diagnosing Biphasic Mesothelioma

In order to confirm the presence and exact location of mesothelioma tumors your doctor will order imaging tests, such as X-rays, MRIs, PET scans or CT scans and even blood tests.

Biphasic Mesothelioma Diagnosis

The next step in the diagnosis is to establish the tumor's cell type. The cell type helps target methods of medical and surgical intervention.

A correct diagnosis is very important in the treatment of Biphasic Mesothelioma. The proper diagnosis affects the patient's treatment options and prognosis.

Biphasic Mesothelioma Treatments


Treatments are very similar between all three cell types of mesothelioma. More aggressive treatment plans are often better suited for biphasic mesothelioma patients that have a higher percentage of epithelioid cells, as opposed to sarcomatoid cells. Treatment options are based more on the stage and location of the cancerous tumors. These options consist of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and in some cases immunotherapy.

These treatments can be used individually or in combination; for example, some Biphasic Mesothelioma patients first have surgery (debulking procedure) to reduce the tumor size and increase the effectiveness of chemotherapry.

Biphasic Mesothelioma Prognosis

Biphasic Mesothelioma Prognosis

As with any cancer, a patient's prognosis depends on factors such as age and overall health. Clinical trials and various cutting edge treatments are available for mesothelioma victims. Please give us a call if you need a recommendation of the most advanced cancer centers in your area.

As a law firm that specializes in the representation of the victims of Mesothelioma, we know the most important thing to our clients is to protect their legal rights while allowing the patient and family to focus on health and treatment. One thing is certain, Biphasic Mesothelioma can only be caused by Asbestos exposure. Please let us begin helping today so you can focus on your treatment.

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