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Benign mesothelioma treatment

By Edited Aug 10, 2016 0 0

Benign pleural mesothelioma is a very rare tumor that develops in the chest. Benign pleural mesothelioma only makes up for 10% of pleural mesothelioma cases. It's very rare to get diagnosed with benign mesothelioma cancer. It's also very fortunate to be diagnosed with benign mesothelioma instead of malignant mesothelioma cancer. Although it's labeled benign it can still be an aggressive cancer. Benign mesothelioma treatment and followups are still very important. Sometimes it's an indication that benign mesothelioma can turn into malignant cancer later down the road.

Benign mesothelioma treatment isn't nearly as complicated as malignant pleural mesothelioma, since its non-cancerous and doesn't spread like malignant pleural mesothelioma. Benign mesothelioma symptoms can be aggressive and mimic malignant mesothelioma symptoms. Doctors often call it solitary fibrous tumors. The causes of benign are unknown, but it's not believed to be caused by asbestos, the fiber mineral that's the leading cause in malignant mesothelioma cancer.

Benign mesothelioma treatment can improve a person's health conditions right away, and they can go on to live a healthy life. The tumor doesn't effect the tissue or spread to organs in the body like malignant cancer. Benign mesothelioma pleural tumors appears in the pleural under the mesotheliom. Benign mesothelioma treatment is needed or it can become a life threatening matter.

Benign mesothelioma symptoms

Unlike malignant mesothelioma symptoms where it usually doesn't develop for 30 to 50 years, benign mesothelioma symptoms doesn't take nearly as long. Benign pleural symptoms aren't noticeable at first, but becomes noticeable as the tumors grows. Benign mesothelioma symptoms are very similar to malignant pleural mesothelioma symptoms. Symptoms can include coughing, chest pains, nausea, wheezing and shortness of breath. If your doctor notices you have clubbed fingers, this also can be an indication because of lack of oxygen and blood circulation due to the growth of the tumor in the lungs.

Your doctor will need to run you through numerous of different tests to make a diagnosis. Benign mesothelioma can also develop in the abdominal as well. Known as benign cystic peritoneal mesothelioma, which is even rarer than benign pleural mesothelioma. Symptoms for cystic pleural mesothelioma include abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, swelling, and nausea. When your doctor makes a diagnosis, then an appointment will be needed for benign mesothelioma treatment.

Benign mesothelioma treatment

Benign mesothelioma treatment will just require surgical removal of the tumor. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy is not needed. The surgical procedure will remove a segment of the lung, and a often popular surgical procedure for benign pleural mesothelioma is known as thoracotomy. The procedure is successful for patients and the entire lung is usually salvaged through the procedure. Some side effects might occur from the benign meostheliome surgical treatment that include fluid build up in the pleural. Patients are heavily monitored and brought in for more tests after receiving benign mesothelioma treatment. Very rarely does the tumor reoccur. 90% of patients never experience the growth of the tumor reoccurring.

Benign mesothelioma treatment with alternative medicine and diets


Benign mesothelioma treatment after a surgical procedure can be followed up with herbal medicine and diets. There is still a chance mesothelioma can reoccur later on. Applying good herbal diets along with taking herbs might be recommended to prevent the tumor from reoccurring. Antioxidant foods that contain a high amount of vitamins A, C, and E can go a long way in maintaining a healthy immune system. Green leaf vegetables and fruits contain a high amount of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants to help boost the immune system.

Anti-caner herbs and supplements

  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Milk thistle
  • Astragalus
  • Ginseng
  • Virgin coconut oil
  • Green tea
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