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What Is Mesothelioma?

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Paul Kraus, 20 year mesothelioma survivor and author of “Surviving Mesothelioma…”

“What Is Mesothelioma? Is It Always A Death Sentence?”

I don’t think so. My name is Paul Kraus and I have survived mesothelioma for over 20 years. I was diagnosed in July 1997 and I am still enjoying my life today.

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What Is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that strikes about 3,000 people every year in the United States. The word mesothelioma comes from the word “mesothelium.” The mesothelium is the lining that covers many of the internal organs of the body including the lungs and abdomen.

The mesothelium creates a lubricating fluid. This fluid provides a slippery surface which allows the lungs or abdomen to expand and contract smoothly.

Paul Kraus has survived mesothelioma for more than 20 years. Watch the video to learn more. Other important mesothelioma facts are below:

Discover How Paul Kraus Survived Mesothelioma For Over 20 Years…

Quick Mesothelioma Facts

When the cells of the mesothelium turn cancerous they become mesothelioma

Mesothelioma generally occurs in two places. The first place is the outer lining of the lungs and chest wall (called the pleural cavity). The other is the area that covers the abdomen (called the peritoneal area). Two other rare sites where mesothelioma can strike include the testis and the heart.

Symptoms for pleural mesothelioma often include:

Dry cough, wheezing, pain, pleural effusions, and respiratory problems. Symptoms for peritoneal mesothelioma can include: abdominal swelling and tenderness, abdominal fluid, and hernia.

Doctors will do a work-up to diagnose mesothelioma

This work-up may include a physical examination, scans (like X-rays, CT’s or MRI’s) and, if cancer is suspected, a biopsy. If you think you may have mesothelioma, be sure to discuss your symptoms with your doctor so that he or she can order the appropriate tests.

Treatment for mesothelioma varies.

For pleural mesothelioma treatment may include chemotherapy and surgery. There are two main chemotherapy drugs used to treat mesothelioma, Alimta and cisplatin. There are also two main types of surgeries, EPP (Extrapleural pneumonectomy) and P/D (Pleurectomy/decortication).

EPP is more invasive and as a higher rate of mortality and site effects (morbidity). The prognosis with either type of surgery tends to be similar according to several studies.

The treatment for peritoneal mesothelioma is usually HIPEC

HIPEC stands for Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. This surgery puts heated chemotherapy directly into contact with the surgical cavity after most of the visible tumor is removed. If you have mesothelioma you should consult with doctors who are experienced with these therapies.

Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure

Asbestos was used in thousands of industrial and consumer products. Construction materials, automotive parts and household products contained asbestos in the past. Many homes and buildings built before 1977 may contain asbestos in the floors, roof, ceiling, insulation or other areas. Late model cars had asbestos in brakes, clutches and transmissions. And consumer products like oven mitts, hair dryers, and some children’s toys also contained asbestos.

Many companies continued using asbestos even after they knew it was dangerous. As a result, compensation is often available for mesothelioma victims, through worker’s compensation, trust funds, and lawsuits.

Life expectancy with pleural mesothelioma with conventional therapy is about one year

For peritoneal mesothelioma it can be 3-5 years. However, there are long term survivors like Paul Kraus. Paul has lived with mesothelioma for over 20 years. Many long term mesothelioma survivors used a treatment instead of or in addition to conventional therapies.

Some People Survive Mesothelioma Cancer And Are Still Alive Today

There are long-term survivors of mesothelioma cancer but many of them used special therapies like intravenous vitamin C, cannabis oil and other immune boosting approaches.

Many of these survivors used these treatments in addition to or instead of the conventional treatments like chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.

12 Years of Treatment Options

Survivingmesothelioma.com provides the critical information you need if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer. On this website we present the important information about this cancer including how it is diagnosed, what treatments are available (in the U.S. and throughout the world), who are the specialists, how to get a free consultation over the phone, and what survivors have done to beat mesothelioma cancer, like Paul Kraus.

Paul Kraus is the longest living survivor of mesothelioma cancer in the world. When he was diagnosed, he was given less than a year to live but he didn’t give up. He worked with different doctors, found special and unique treatments, and figured out how he could beat this disease.

His survival of more than 20 years and what he knows about mesothelioma are explained in his book “Surviving Mesothelioma and Other Cancers: A Patient’s Guide.”

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The Longest Living Mesothelioma Survivor?

Paul was diagnosed in 1997 and is still alive and well more than 20 years later. His book has been read by over ten thousand patients or their loved ones and is considered the best selling mesothelioma book in the world.

Does he have a mesothelioma cure?

19 Things You Will Discover In The Book “Surviving Mesothelioma”

  1. Why a Mesothelioma Diagnosis is NOT a Death Sentence.
  2. The Secret to Using Your “Silent Healer” Without Causing Any Pain Whatsoever
  3. Why it’s VITAL to Think Positively the #1 Thing You Must Do to Erradicate Negative Thoughts
  4. The Complete How-To-Guide on Adopting the Mindset of a Long-Term Cancer Survivor
  5. The #1 Biggest Mistake Most Patients Make When Trying to Cure Their Cancer vs. Heal Their Cancer… And How to Avoid Making It
  6. The 3 Simple Questions to ask BEFORE Starting any New Treatment
  7. The Secrets to Overcoming Depression and Despair (HINT: You Possess Them Already)
  8. The Little Known (and EXTREMELY IMPORTANT) Treatments Paul Kraus used to Survive
  9. The Secret to Stress Management and Anxiety… This Technique is Incredibly Simple
  10. The #1 Trick to Banish Fear and How You Can Do it NOW
  11. How to Benefit from the Little Known Principles of Nutritional Cancer Therapy… IF You do it Right
  12. How Music and Laughter can Dramatically Affect Your Health and Help You Heal
  13. The 14 Hidden Keys to Achieve Wellness – No Matter How Fit You Are
  14. The #1 Characteristic Every Mesothelioma Survivor Has
  15. The Simple Trick to Healing Your Lifestyle Right NOW
  16. Why You Shouldn’t Buy Into The Myths About Cancer – What They Are & How to Avoid Them
  17. Caution: The Hidden Truth about Anti-Cancer Diets
  18. Cases of Remarkable Recovery and how to Take Advantage of Their Results
  19. The EXACT Decisions Paul Kraus Made to Survive Mesothelioma for Over 20 Years and Counting…

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P.S. Discover Paul’s “Silent Healer” on page 103 of his free book “Surviving Mesothelioma.” It played a big part in his Mesothelioma survival. Fill out the form above now to get your free copy.

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