Mesothelioma Treatment Guide - Health and Nutrition

Last month we provided the basics on what victims using a mesothelioma treatment guide can do to help better their diet and nutrition while going through radiation, chemotherapy or surgery treatments. We learned that healthy proteins, fats and carbohydrates are essential in providing a balanced meal to help maintain weight and energy levels for patients. We also provided information about how mesothelioma treatment regimens can take away a patient’s appetite and in those cases, if your doctor approves it, certain supplements could be used to provide the nutrients your body will need to continue to heal properly.

This month we are providing more information and mesothelioma treatment guides about nutrition, taking it a few steps further by providing healthy and nourishing recipes for people managing malignant mesothelioma or any asbestos-related illness. These meals will be made up of ingredients that hit on important food groups that will give your body a good start at healing and having good amounts of energy.

If you are have been given a mesothelioma treatment guide, diet and nutrition are your secret weapons to fighting the cancer and providing your body the ammunition it needs to win the war. If you cannot prepare these meals, ask family or friends to prepare them for you. Make sure to keep plenty of fruits and vegetables on-hand as powerful snacks in your diet and nutrition backpack. Balanced diet and nutrition have always been the key to good health – open the door with this month’s recipe suggestions.

Stir-fried Broccoli with Sesame Seeds

These ingredients transform broccoli into something everyone can enjoy.


  • 1 large head of broccoli
  • 1/8 tsp crushed hot red pepper
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup vegetable stock or water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • Yield: 4-6 Servings
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Total: 15 min

Cut the broccoli into florets. Pare the stems and cut them crosswise into thin slices.

Heat a large frying pan or wok over medium heat. Add the sesame seeds and cook, stirring almost constantly, about 1–2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

Add the oil, soy sauce, and hot pepper to the pan and stir combine. Add the broccoli and stir-fry for about 2 minutes.

Pour in the stock and cover. Cook for about 2 minutes longer, or until crisp-tender. Stir in the sesame seeds and season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.