How Does Carboplatin Fight Mesothelioma?
Carboplatin is a drug used in chemotherapy treatments. It was designed to destroy or inhibit the reproduction of cancer cells. Also known by the brand name Paraplatin®, carboplatin was approved as an anticancer drug by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1989. In addition to mesothelioma, carboplatin is also used to treat ovarian, breast, head and neck, esophageal and other types of cancer.
A modified version of the groundbreaking chemotherapy drug cisplatin, carboplatin is part of a group of drugs known as alkylating agents. Like cisplatin, carboplatin seeks to prevent cancer cells from multiplying by damaging their DNA. The cells’ DNA is damaged in a specific manner so as to initiate apoptosis (cell death), a process that occurs naturally in the body which leads to the programmed death of the cells.
Representing Mesothelioma Victims
At the law firm of Wallace & Graham, P.A., we have extensive experience handling a wide variety of complex mesothelioma cases. We know how overwhelming it can be to receive word that you or a loved one has mesothelioma. Our dedicated focus on mesothelioma litigation has given us a wealth of information about the diagnosis and treatment of this terrible disease. Please use the links below to learn more about carboplatin and its use in the treatment of mesothelioma.
Always consult with your doctor and/or oncologist before beginning any chemotherapy treatment regimen.
Speak to a North Carolina Mesothelioma Attorney Today
With offices in Salisbury, North Carolina, Wallace & Graham, P.A., handles mesothelioma matters. Call us at 1-888-698-9975 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Our experienced and skilled asbestos lawyers will explain your rights and fight for you.