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Anti-Inflammatory Treatment for Mesothelioma Shows Long-Term Benefit

anti-inflammatory treatment for mesothelioma

Doctors in London are reporting a case of long-term mesothelioma survival with anti-inflammatory treatment for mesothelioma. The 64-year-old pleural mesothelioma patient had been a heating engineer. When he was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, he elected not to have standard cancer treatments.  His doctors advised him to start on a regimen of aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs. On just the anti-inflammatory treatment for mesothelioma, the man was still alive four years after his diagnosis.  Mesothelioma and Inflammation Pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer of the membrane around the lungs. It is most common in people who have worked or lived around asbestos.  When asbestos fibers get into the lungs, they stay there permanently. Studies suggest that the inflammation caused by these … Continue reading Anti-Inflammatory Treatment for Mesothelioma Shows Long-Term Benefit »

Mesothelioma Disappears After Mushroom Use

A mesothelioma patient takes a medicinal mushroom, Agaricus blazei Murill, and has a clinical tumor disappearance during a 29-month follow-up period. In 2003, a 75-year old man with a history of asbestos exposure was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Biopsy revealed that the mesothelioma was of the epithelioid type. The man was scheduled to undergo an EPP (extra-pleural pneumonectomy) on September 30, 2003. However, because of the aggressiveness of the tumor the EPP was not performed. Instead a cytoreduction pleurectomy was completed. Postoperative intrathoracic chemotherapy (carboplatin) was administered followed by systemic chemotherapy (gemcitabine). A CT scan in December 2003 demonstrated that the patient had stable disease. In May 2004, the man had chest pain and was feeling poorly. Another CT … Continue reading Mesothelioma Disappears After Mushroom Use »