A new review of the potential benefits of propolis suggests that this antioxidant-rich bee product might be a worthwhile addition to the fight against mesothelioma. Bees produce propolis from the sap of evergreens. The research on this supplement is limited. There has never been a study on propolis and mesothelioma. But a new Taiwanese review concludes that there is enough evidence on the benefits of propolis in several other types of cancer to warrant further study. What is Propolis? Propolis is a sticky resin that bees produce to help protect their hives. It is made up of a combination of evergreen sap, bee saliva, and beeswax. Bees coat their hives with it. Many ancient civilizations believed in the health benefits … Continue reading Benefits of Propolis: Could Bee Product Help Fight Mesothelioma?
A man-made version of a traditional Chinese herb could be an alternative treatment for mesothelioma. Turkish researchers have published a new study on a drug called halofuginone. The study shows the drug has significant anticancer effects on mesothelioma cells. In an article in Cell Biology International, they explore how halofuginone affects mesothelioma and lung cancer cells. Mesothelioma Patients Need Another Treatment Option Mesothelioma is an asbestos-linked cancer that is hard to treat. Pleural mesothelioma is the most common type. Pleural mesothelioma grows quickly. It usually causes few symptoms until it is very advanced. Chemotherapy is the main treatment. When that stops working, many patients look for an alternative treatment for mesothelioma. Scientists are studying immunotherapy, new kinds of radiotherapy, and … Continue reading Herb-like Compound May Be Alternative Treatment for Mesothelioma
The research on curcumin treatment for mesothelioma looks promising, but more hard science is needed before doctors can incorporate it into their treatment plans. That is the message from a new multi-center international review of studies on curcumin for mesothelioma. Curcumin is a phytochemical that gives the spice turmeric its distinctive yellow color. Phytochemicals are compounds produced by plants. Different phytochemicals help plants fight disease or protect themselves from other threats. The new review summarizes the research on curcumin treatment for mesothelioma. It suggests that this compound may one day be a standard part of treating this intractable cancer. What Do We Know About Curcumin? Practitioners of natural medicine have used the curcumin in turmeric to treat disease for hundreds … Continue reading Curcumin Treatment for Mesothelioma: Research is Encouraging