Alternative medicines to help?
A diagnosis of Mesothelioma is not a good thing and the life expectancy of sufferers is shorter when compared to people who have been diagnosed with other forms of cancer. Whilst there is no direct cure for Mesothelioma at this moment, it appears that sue of certain alternative medicines are bringing an element of relief to some sufferers.
It should be remembered that every sufferer is different and what works for one person may not work for another. This is the same for all cancer sufferers and is why there needs to be an individual examination of all cases.
The Lake Cowichan Gazette stated that Marie Augustin turned to alternative methods when she was too weak to face normal procedures for tackling Mesothelioma. Chinese herbal remedies have long been viewed as an important way for people to improve their health and Augustin has used fruits from the Pawpaw to improve her condition.
Some of the reasons for this may come from the findings of the Purdue University;
“Extracts of paw paw are among the most potent of the 3,500 species of higher plants screened for bioactive compounds in our laboratories…[they have] powerful cytotoxicity, in vivo antitumor, pesticidal, antimalarial, anthelmintic, piscicidal, antiviral, and antimicrobial effects…encapsulated extract has been effectively used by certain cancer patients as a botanical supplement product.”
Anything that can give Mesothelioma sufferers assistance in prolonging their life and maintaining a quality of life should be encouraged so it is hoped that this can help those afflicted by the disease.