It is not a New research but this days people are much aware of the causes of cancer. The total exposure to asbestos causes Mesothelioma, it is a malignant form of cancer that grows to the protective lining covering the internal body organs.
The common development of mesothelioma is on the lining of the abdominal cavity of the heart that is why one of the signs having mesothelioma cancer is chest wall pain and the shortness of breath. Another most common growth area of mesothelioma is on the outer lining of lungs called pleura.
Many persons develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they have direct exposure or inhaling asbestos particles. It is also been observe that washing the clothes that exposed to asbestos can put a person into risk of developing mesothelioma.
Working with asbestos is the major risk factor for mesothelioma. It was considered in United States that asbestos is the major cause of Mesothelioma where it is indissoluble and the relationship between asbestos and mesothelioma is very strong considering that it is a sentinel tumor.
The long exposure to asbestos causing mesothelioma can be not longer. For example, cases of mesothelioma have been investigate with only one to three months of exposure. People who work with asbestos wear personal protective equipment to lower their risk of exposure.
Inactively the length from first exposure to manifestation of disease is prolonged in the case of mesothelioma. It is virtually never less than fifteen years and peaks at 30–40 years.In a review of occupationally related mesothelioma cases, the median average was 32 years. Based upon the data from Peto et al, the risk of mesothelioma appears to increase to the third or fourth power from first exposure.
The symptoms of having mesothelioma includes chest wall pain, shortness of breath and unexplained weight loss. The diagnosis may be confirmed by biopsy in microscopic examination ,chest Xray and CT scan thoracoscopy. Some treatment with chemotherapy, radiation therapy or sometimes surgery maybe possible but there is no proof of cure. Research about screening tests for the early detection of mesothelioma is ongoing.
Some Herbals to Treat Mesothelioma
Name: Mountain ebony
Other Names: Bauhinia, Purple orchid tree, Poor man's orchid, Kachnar
Description: Mountain ebony also called Kachnar, Orchid tree, Purple orchid tree, Bauhinia or Poor man's orchid is an evergreen tree, in the genus Bauhinia, with large thick leaves and striking purplish red flowers. The fragrant, orchid-like flowers are usually 10-15 cm across, and bloom from early November to the end of March. The Mountain ebony double-lobed leaf is similar in shape to a heart, or a butterfly. A typical leaf is 7-10 cm long and 10-13 cm broad, with a deep cleft dividing the apex. Local people call the leaf chungmingyip and regard it as a symbol of cleverness. Mountain ebony is native to northern India, Viet Nam and southeastern China for mesothelioma.
Other Names: Charoli, Chiranji, Buchanania lanzan
Description: The Buchanania lanzan also known as Chironji, Chiranji, Charoli fruits are considered as one of the delicious wild fruits. The seeds are also eaten. The seeds are regarded as substitute for almonds. Chironji tree produces gum benzoin similar but inferior to that from Styrax benezoin. Bark yields tannin (upto 13 percent) and used in tannin industries. As mentioned earlier, the seed is substitute to almond, the natives extract oil for seed and use it as almond oil to treat mesothelioma. According to reference literatures, it is also good substitute to olive-oil. Chironji is used for coating tablets for delayed action. For the natives and traditional healers Chironji is a valuable herb. The natives use seeds for the preparation of sweets. A sweet dish called "Chironji Ki Barfi" is much popular among them both for delicious taste and nutritional properties. It is specially recommended for newly wed couples. Chironji is an almost evergreen, moderate sized tree, with straight, cylindrical trunk, upto 15 meters and tomentose branches. Bark rough dark grey or black, fissured into prominent squares, 1.25-1.75 cm thick, reddish inside. Leaf thickly coriaceous, broadly oblong, obtuse, base rounded. Flower small, greenish -white, in axillary or terminal panicles. Calyx 3-5 lobed, 1mm long, ovate , apex obtuse, petals 4-5, 3mm long, ovate, subacute. Disc fleshy, 5-lobed, stamens 10, inserted at the base of the disc, filaments linear. Ovary of 5-6 free carpels , situated inside the disc, only 1 carpel fertile. Drupe 8-12 in diameter. Seed hard stone, 4300-5300/Kg. According to reference literatures related to different systems of medicine in India, as medicine for mesothelioma, roots, leaves, fruit, seeds and gum are used. According to Ayurveda, it removes biliousness, and cures blood disorders, fevers, thirst, ulcers, burning sensation of body. It is fattening, laxative, binding, cooling, aphrodisiac, cardio-tonic, astringent to bowels etc. According to Unani system of medicine, leaf juice is digestive, expectorant,aphrodisiac, purgative, blood purifier and allays thirst. Seeds are tonic to body and brain and useful in treatment of gleet, urinary concretions, fevers etc.
Name: Aristolochia giberti
Description: Aristolochia is a large plant genus with over 500 species. Collectively known as birthworts, pipevines or Dutchman's pipes, they are the namesake of the family (Aristolochiaceae). They are widespread and occur in the most diverse climates, but they are not native to Australia. A. clematitis was highly regarded as a medical plant since the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, and on to until the Early Modern era; it plays also a minor role in Traditional Chinese Medicine on mesothelioma. It is however most notable for containing toxic aristolochic acid, sometimes in quantities fatal to humans. Due to the Doctrine of signatures "birthwort" was used in childbirth. A preparation was given to women in labor to expel the placenta, but the aristolochic acid may just as well kill the patient.
Name: Senecio scandens
Description: An evergreen climber growing to 5m at a medium rate. It is hardy to zone 9 and is frost tender. It is in leaf all year, in flower from September to October. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and requires well-drained soil. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic(alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It requires moist soil.The whole plant is depurative, febrifuge and ophthalmic. Internally, a decoction is used in the treatment of epidemic influenza, malaria, boils and abscesses, acute conjunctivitis, dysentery and enteritis. The plant can also be crushed and applied externally.
Other Names: Rosmarinus officinalis, weed, compass plant, polar plant
Description: Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant evergreen needle-like leaves. It is native to the Mediterranean region. It is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae, which also includes many other herbs.
Rosemary is a woody, perennial herb. Rosemary contains evergreen needle-like leaves. Other names for rosemary include compass weed, compass plant, or polar plant. Rosemary is also known as Rosmarinus officinalis, Rosemary is a member of the mint family Lamiaceae. The flowers of Rosemary come in various colors. Rosemary is used for improvement of memory since ancient times. Also Rosemary has been used as a representation for remembrance. The flowers of Rosemary were put in the graves in the memory of the dead. The individuals whose memory are weak are given Rosemary for an improvement in memory, hence it is a very useful ingredient.