Collegiate and Public Awareness of Mesothelioma
The world health organization (WHO) states that 43,000 out of 90,000 people die each year due to mesothelioma.47,000 of those cases are linked to the exposure of asbestos. Over 30 million pounds of asbestos are used within the united sates yearly. 80 % of all mesothelioma diagnosis is linked to the exposure of asbestos. One man decided to stand up to raise collegiate and public consciousness about this lethal cancer known as Mesothelioma. James Rhio O’Conner was faced with a dire cancer prognosis of mesothelioma, he decided to go beyond the conventional treatment of chemo and radiation and outlive his prognosis by seven and a half years. Rhio was beyond inspirational in the act of going above and beyond the conventional treatment methods instead he sought an effective treatment method.
If I were diagnosed with mesothelioma, I would begin my search for treatment at the library by picking up books and searching the internet specifically pertaining to the discipline of anatomy that coincides with cancer to find the underlying cause. According to a recent article on mesothelioma, “the cause is asbestos”, when either both or one of the two major cell types are present in the mesotheium ; epithelia and sarcomatoid, that lines the sacs of the chest or the abdomen or the pericardial mesothelioma, which involves the sac surrounding the heart (medicinenet.com). As for John A Mcdougall M.D who wrote a book “A Challenging Second Opinion, Medicine” which introduces a search for a cause, cancer is a symptom, possible solutions, the advantages, and disadvantages of each. This lead me to search for a natural effective and long-term treatment that will provide my body with the right raw materials it needs to manufacture all the internal medicines needed to get well and to stay well. Although asbestos is the documented cause a weaken immune system is the underlying cause. High intakes of animal based foods kill people, and causes the arteries to become clogged, restricts the flow of blood and oxygen throughout the body, no oxygen to the tissue and cells is the underlying cause of all cancers, bluntly stated. A medical doctor formally with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Caldwell Esselstyn, stated that the “The American Heart Association’s step one diet promotes diseases.” The American Heart Association’s diet promotes eating fish at least twice a week, and that recent research shows that eating only fish containing omega -3 fatty acids (for example; salmon, trout and herring) may help lower your risk of death from coronary artery disease, and also to chose lean meats and poultry without skin and lastly maintain a healthy cholesterol level. If a cholesterol level of 150 or lower without drugs is considered a safe level according to Famingham heart study, my next step would be to contact a top physician, and nutritionist. This will allow me to obtain information about lowering my cholesterol level, and switching to a plant based diet. The amount of antioxidants you maintain in your body is directly proportional to how long you will live, because free radicals increase the chance of cancer. Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals which start chain reactions that damage cells. Antioxidants terminate these chain reactions by removing free radical intermediates, and inhibit other oxidation reactions by being oxidized themselves. An animal based diet feed cancers and weaken the immune system, but plant diets feed and strength the immune system, and also contains cancer fighting nutrients. A University of Georgia lab study food that phenolic compounds from blueberries not only limit cancer cell ability to multiply but also triggers these renegade cell to die! Researchers at Louisiana State University Have found that that another berry compound called gallic acid actually helps “starve” the growth of cancer cells. In reaction to starvation, the cells are unable to regenerate and multiply. Cancer can’t be prevented because the average adult gets 1 cancer cell in the body every day. So the only cure has always been and will be is the immune system. The explanation is the weakening of the immune system causing our body not to recognize and kill cancer cells. In conclusion the long term changes could be the clearing of blood vessels, more oxygen in the body, stronger immunity, less cancer, disease friendly, fewer toxins and hormones, lower blood pressure, stronger bones and ultimately allowing a longer life.