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The aggressive nature of pericardial mesothelioma and its proximity to the heart, as well as the disease being generally diagnosed in the advanced phases, are all factors, which make recurrence almost impossible to avoid. Nevertheless, the patient can significantly improve their prognosis by undergoing a multimodal treatment approach and partaking in clinical trials for alternative treatment options. A combination of standard treatment involving chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgical intervention (when it does not entail a high risk for the patient’s health) and experimental options such as immunotherapy and gene therapy has been proved to be highly effective in keeping the symptoms under control and delaying recurrence.
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