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Mesothelioma Massage

What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma & Asbestos Exposure

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that affects the mesothelium – the thin, protective membrane that covers the lungs, heart and other internal body organs. The disease is most commonly caused by exposure to asbestos fibers.

Mesothelioma is a highly aggressive form of cancer that is usually resistant to standard cancer treatments. While there is no cure for mesothelioma, various clinical trials are studying the disease and several cases of remission have been reported. In addition, treatments are available that are effective at easing pain, suffering and symptoms, extending life expectancy and generally improving a patient’s quality of life.

Most mesothelioma patients may not even realize they have cancer until symptoms start to interfere with their daily lives. Symptoms generally don’t appear until at least 20 years after someone was exposed to asbestos, and sometimes symptoms are hidden for as long as 50 years.

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Massage is beneficial for many patients because it is fully compatible with other treatment options, including conventional and alternative. Massage and some Acupuncture treatments have been linked to alleviating the nausea associated with chemotherapy and the pain incurred from the constant surgeries.

Massage therapy provides a number of important health benefits - it promotes blood and lymphatic flow and improves circulation, and helps to improve muscle tension. Massage also stimulates the nervous and digestive systems, and can relieve chronic pain and improve skin function. Commonly used as a stress relief treatment, many patients find that massage can reduce anxiety and feelings of stress, as well as help manage chronic pain.

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