Treatment for Mesothelioma – The Cancer of Pleura

Cancer is the greatest cause of death in North America. This fearful and unfortunate reality is the case for millions of people who were exposed to asbestos and who now suffer from asbestos related diseases, one being mesothelial cancer or commonly called mesothelioma. It is a rare type of cancer that is very aggressive. This is a major concern because many millions of people may have unknowingly been exposed to asbestos over the years and now their lives are threatened.

What is mesothelial cancer (mesothelioma)? It is a cancer of pleura.  In other words, it affects the lining of the lungs and chest cavity called the mesothelium.  It may occur even after limited exposure to the asbestos, and it may show up after a delay of as long as 40 years. It generally surfaces between the ages of 50-70.

What causes this cancer to form in the mesothelium? It is caused by overexposure to the mineral asbestos. The mesothelial cells in our body become affected and damaged down to the DNA. These damaged cells begin to replicate and form a tumor which then spreads throughout the body if not identified and treated promptly.

Many cancers are treatable or even curable; mesothelioma is treated in a similar way to other types of cancer. Surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and a combination of all three have all been used to try to diminish this form of cancer.

Why can’t the body just destroy these tumors in the mesothelium? A major reason why is because our immune system is not strong enough to resist them. Studies have shown that when our immune system is strong, it can resist these cancer-causing agents.

Are there any natural supplements that can help shrink these mesothelial tumors?  Yes, a doctor named Gustavo Bounous proved back in 1988 that a whey protein diet can have a dramatic effect on inhibiting the incidence and growth of tumors. What was special about this whey protein that he tested? First, the whey protein was undenatured, meaning that the milk it came from was not ultra-pasteurized (overheated). Since it was undenatured the most important aspect of the whey protein, the amino acid cysteine, was held intact. Cysteine is no longer a part of the daily North American diet. If you were to eat a large amount of raw broccoli or raw eggs on a daily basis then you would barely fulfill the necessary daily requirement. Milk used to be the mainstay for our daily supply of cysteine but sadly it no longer is.

Why is cysteine so important and how can it help those who suffer from mesothelial cancer? By increasing your level of cysteine on a daily basis and combining it with two other amino acids, glycine and glutamate (readily available in most foods), it aids the body in forming its master antioxidant called glutathione. The increased level of glutathione was the reason why the mice in the aforementioned study had the dramatic results with their tumors. This can be the same reality for you as well.

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