Previously published in Examiner
conclusion of the Mesothelioma series
New Treatment Options within the Framework of Traditional Medical Care
New treatments such as gene therapy, immunotherapy, and photodynamic therapy (heat therapy used to kill cancer cells with light), are now being used along with traditional treatments.
Furthermore, alternative approaches such as acupuncture, homeopathic (herbal remedies) and massage therapy are also showing some promise for the relief of pain and symptoms of mesothelioma.
Helping With Research
As a mesothelioma sufferer you might find it worth your while to volunteer for clinical trial studies. Please note that even though these studies do provide a service by advancing the studies of new drugs and the treatments for mesothelioma patients there are also qualification requirements that you must meet. They do have some risks attached as well.
If you are interested in participating in clinical studies please stop by this website for further information.
Palliative care treatment often thought of the last ditch attempt to relief the patients of pain and suffering is a program designed to help patients and their families throughout the medical process.
Each palliative care program is designed to fit the individual needs of the patient at hand. In the earlier days of diagnose, palliative care therapies will facilitate the restoration of bodily functions and strengthen the body, and restore mobility to the patient etc. Towards the end, the program will serve to support the patient and family and reduce or alleviate pain.
Both patients and family require emotional support and are given the chance to grieve and express their feelings in a caring and non-judgment setting. It cannot be stressed enough how palliative therapy is essential to the well-being of patients and families alike.
Mesothelioma Lawyers Montreal
Greg Montforton and Partners
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Breath Health is a Montreal based home care agency for various health concerns including mesothelioma palliative care.
Palliative Care Unit – Montreal General Hospital
For more info on mesothelioma Maggie Kay is a freelance writer from Montreal and is the head researcher and content manager of www.maacenter.org