New Mesothelioma Treatment
July 26th, 2019 by Candis Hall
Mesothelioma is one of the least studied cancers in the world. Due to mesothelioma affecting a relatively small proportion of the population, research hasn’t been as prominent as other types of cancers.
We are entering a renaissance in the field of mesothelioma treatment. Progress is being made all the time and we are now seeing a range of new mesothelioma treatments that could potentially improve the life expectancy of patients.
These include exciting treatments like gene therapy and making dietary changes to beat cancer.
A Combination of Treatments
The classic treatments involve chemotherapy, radiation treatment, and invasive surgery to remove tumors from the chest area.
One of the areas scientists are looking into is how these treatments can be combined to create a brand new treatment program.
So far, combinations of treatments have proved to be the most promising options for patients.
A new experimental technique is currently being tested. It’s known as photodynamic therapy (PDT) and involves injecting a specific drug into the patient. This is a light-activated drug designed to kill cells.
What makes it so promising is that it tends to collect around cancer cells. All a surgeon has to do is shine a special light onto the chest and the light will activate the drug. The drug will then begin killing the cancer cells.
Since it prefers to collect around cancer cells, it could have fewer side effects than other mesothelioma treatments.
The Use of Superfoods and a Change in Lifestyle
For decades, doctors ignored the potential for a healthy lifestyle in curing cancer. But men like Paul Kraus have made their names off of surviving peritoneal mesothelioma and beating malignant mesothelioma.
They adopted meditation, a strong positive mindset, and ate a range of ‘superfoods’ to aid in their treatments.
Nobody can argue with the results. Paul Kraus has lived with mesothelioma since 1997, which is a remarkable achievement for a disease that tends to kill within months.
Paul’s story demonstrates that mesothelioma treatment can happen outside of the clinical setting. You can read about Peritoneal Mesothelioma in greater depth through here.
One of the most experimental forms of therapy is gene therapy. The idea behind it is to add new genes to the cancer cells in order to make them easier to kill.
Scientists have devised one plan to do this by injecting a virus into the patient that will infect the cancer cells. One approach involves injecting a gene into cancer cells that will turn on the body’s immune system to eliminate cancer cells.
Last Word – Promising Treatments But It Will Take Time
These newer treatments are still in the clinical trial phase. It will be years before we can truly see the results of these treatments, or see them brought into hospitals around the world.
That’s why it’s important for patients to look to men like Paul Kraus now for inspiration and guidance. Develop that positive mindset and dedicate all your energy to defeating your mesothelioma. You’ll be amazed at the improved results.
Which mesothelioma treatment are you most excited about?