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This is being posted as requested by a visitor of our website. We share links with the Mesothelioma Community Resource Network. It is worthy information to have.
Cancer is a terrible disease that attacks millions and millions of people all over the world each and every single day. According to the World Health Organization, there have been 7.5 million deaths that can be linked to cancer in 2012 alone. Not only is cancer a burden on the individual but also their family and loved ones. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the cancer called Mesothelioma. This particular strain of cancer is caused by cells transforming into cancerous cells in the lining of the internal organs in the body called the Mesothelium.
The first step in order to deal with Mesothelioma is by identifying rather or not you’re actually stricken with this particular form of cancer. The most common symptoms associated with Mesothelioma are pain in the chest and difficulty breathing. Over time, these symptoms will worsen and the patient will also start to notice other symptoms.
- Rapid weight loss without any reason.
- Tumors can also cause a raspy or hoarse voice change.
- Sweating that can also persist into night sweats.
If you or a loved one have experienced any of these symptoms then it is essential to schedule a doctors appointment to get checked up. Cancer can be reversed through procedures like radiation, surgery, and medication given that the patient catches the cancer in time.
One of the most important factors in determining life expectancy in a patient is how their support group treats them. Often times patients have lived past their life expectancy due to positive support both mentally and physically by their friends, family, and loved ones.
It’s essential that the family or support group take the following steps in order to prolong life expectancy in mesothelioma patients.
- Make sure the patients are taking medications routinely and on time.
- Get plenty of exercise and healthy activities that promote healthy bodily function.
- Have fun, laugh, and promote an overall sense of well being when around the patient.
- Try to talk about the patients disease as little as possible.
- Change the diet to whole foods, lean meats, vegetables, and fruits.
- Treat the disease almost as if it were not there. A placebo affect may take place.
All in all, Mesothelioma Treatment can be a scary and daunting time in a person’s life. However, with the proper care from the individual themselves, and their support group, Mesothelioma life expectancy can exceed any doctors expectations. Some individuals experience full remission simply due to the fact that their support base and daily regimen was in tip top shape and practiced every day.