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The Creeping Mesothelioma Symptoms

There’s an awfully big chance that a person who has acquired mesothelioma cancer is just discovering it. Medical science admits that this type of cancer that affects the vital organs is absolutely hard to diagnose. In fact, some people who are finally being tormented by mesothelioma symptoms are discovering that they must have acquired it some thirty years ago, if they were working in a factory, for example, that emitted asbestos and exposed its workers to it. Asbestos destroys the cell linings of the lungs, stomach and heart. Only after these organs start to falter that their doctors announce they have acquired mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma symptoms appear on the latent stages of the cancer and there are three types: pleural, peritoneal and pericardial. Pleural mesothelioma exhibits symptoms that affect the lungs such as difficulty in breathing and swallowing, coughing, fever and shortness of breath. As in the case of peritoneal  mesotheliama it is the abdomen that is mainly affected and the symptoms include stomach pain, bowel difficulties, loss of appetite, vomiting, nausea and a bad case of appetite and weight loss. Difficulty in breathing and heart palpitations are some of the symptoms of pericardial mesothelioma. Note that the reason why this asbestos-induced cancer is hard to diagnose is because of the fact that the symptoms are easily associated with other diseases that the victim will assume it’s nothing to worry about.

Mesothelioma cancer patients have low chances of surviving but there are treatments that when availed in the early stages of the cancer could still abate the effects. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery are just examples of these procedures. The best thing to do is to be wary of the mesothelioma symptoms and have yourself checked up in the clinic so you can halt the spread of cancer before it’s too late.

Soy Helps Fight Breast Cancer  

Gail who is diagnosed with a possible breast cancer is having difficulty balancing her diet requirements. Like me, she used to like a lot of spicy foods. Now, tacos and burritos are a no-no but she’s been doing her best to incorporate non-dangerous (and even helpful) grubs such as soy beans in her diet. For instance, she makes non-spicy spaghetti but cooks up taco fillings along with it. The taco filling contains soy that helps prevent the spread of breast cancer.

Who Needs Soy Rich Foods?

She told me it’s no longer a myth. I learned from diligent cancer patients that soy beans in the diet does deter the spread of deadly cancer cells. The only trouble is, you would have to be pre-menopausal. This is because the natural chemicals in soy are anti-estrogen which prevent the buildup of the hormones in the breast receptors. If you were post-menopausal, on the other hand, the “phytoestrogens” can work against you, since they can supply you with estrogen that is lacking in your body.

Soy Recipe

Now, let’s go to the yummy part. How can anyone with the deadly breast cancer still enjoy the taste of tacos without worrying about the aftermath of eating them? The secret is in adding the pork crumbles in the tacos as filling. You can still enjoy this savory southwestern dish while keeping the balance in your bodily hormones. The soy in your food can maintain the equilibrium if you follow the amount required by your dietitian.
Thursday, May 3. 2007