Mediastinal tumor treatment depends on whether or not the tumor is cancerous, its stage, and the patient’s overall health. After taking all of these factors into consideration, the surgeon may recommend:
Surgery and Minimally Invasive Procedures
BMC’s thoracic oncologists can help treat mediastinal tumors through several procedures. The goal of mediastinal surgery is to remove the tumor and spare as much of the healthy tissue as possible.
The surgical techniques to remove mediastinal tumors include:
In mediastinal tumor resection, the surgeon removes (resects) some or all of a tumor. There are several types of mediastinal tumor resection, including:
Non-Surgical Cancer Treatments
Surgery or minimally invasive treatments for malignant mediastinal tumors are typically used in combination with other treatments, including: