Thousands of people each year are diagnosed with mesothelioma. This rare form of cancer is particularly devastating because most victims have presented symptoms of the disease for decades but they were misdiagnosed as common cold or flu-like ailments. As with any cancer, early detection is the key to surviving the longest and misdiagnosis usually means most patients are diagnosed in a late stage of the cancer. Nutrition will play a big role in nourishing your body to help maintain a strong immune system.
In this month’s blogs you will find nutrition tips for the three main therapies for mesothelioma: chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. You will also learn how fats, carbohydrates, proteins and more can help you build up your immune system when consumed in proper proportions. You will also learn food and safety guidelines you should follow during treatment and nutrition tips for patients with advanced cancer.
Nutrition is an important part of a mesothelioma cancer treatment. Eating well during treatments will help you regain your strength, keep up your weight, decrease your risk of infection, heal and recover more quickly, better tolerate the side effects of treatment and generally make you feel better. This month’s blogs will focus on topics to help you embrace nutrition as a weapon in your defense against the cancer.
As with any diet, consult your physician to make sure you are following the best nutrition plan for your particular mesothelioma cancer diagnosis and mesothelioma treatment. Make sure your caregivers are aware of the optimal nutrition plan for you as well.
There are many alternative mesothelioma treatment options after receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis. The three traditional treatments, chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation, are utilized in most cases because of the success seen in many patients. However, they are certainly not the only options available and many individuals still suffering from either the outcomes of these treatments or the mesothelioma symptoms may elect to go with other nontraditional alternative mesothelioma treatments that respond to their particular cancer, genetic predisposition and situation overall.
Alternative mesothelioma treatments that could lessen the suffering experienced by patients include acupuncture, aromatherapy, chiropractic therapy, healing and therapeutic touch therapy, herbal and nutritional supplements, homeopathy, hypnotherapy, lymph drainage therapy, massage therapy, meditation, music therapy, naturopathy, nutritional resources, fitness and training, reflexology and yoga. All alternative mesothelioma treatment methods have been shown to help patients manage mesothelioma symptoms and the pain associated with the cancer.
Nutritional resources are a very important tool to use as an alternative mesothelioma treatment. They will, of course, assist patients in recovering from all treatments, especially surgery, radiation or chemotherapy. Maintaining good nutritional habits like eating balanced meals, staying well hydrated and taking the appropriate supplements for your particular type of cancer are imperative to a strong recovery.