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Biphasic mesothelioma is a rare but aggressive form of cancer. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with biphasic mesothelioma, we want to help provide information about the best treatment options available.
Mesothelioma has two main cell types – epithelioid (a slow-growing type of soft tissue cancer) and sarcomatoid (a more aggressive form of cancer). It is possible to be diagnosed with epithelioid or sarcomatoid mesothelioma exclusively, but mesothelioma also occurs in a mixed cell variety known as biphasic mesothelioma.
Biphasic or mixed mesothelioma is characterized by the presence of both epithelioid and sarcomatoid cancer cells within the malignant tumors. The symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of biphasic mesothelioma depend on the ratio of epithelioid vs. sarcomatoid involvement.
Immunotherapy is a type of treatment that boosts the body’s natural defenses (its immune system) to fight cancer. In recent years, immunotherapy treatments for mesothelioma have been available through clinical trials and have shown promising results. Many doctors are now using immunotherapy drugs as treatment for mesothelioma.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and would like to learn more about emerging treatments like immunotherapy, our team of mesothelioma advocates can provide more information about immunotherapy or help connect you to clinical trials or physicians.