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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 »