I don’t follow conventional oncology in the traditional sense. If I understand the study linked and excerpted below, asbestos fibers that are inhaled into a person’s lungs get stuck and cause inflammation. This inflammation, after years and years, causes “ cell growth and collagen deposition.” Overproduction of collagen, cell growth and genetic changes can lead to mesothelioma.
You can read the study linked and excerpted below but I’m pretty sure that my explanation above is the gist of it.
All that complicated jargon followed by a nutritional therapy that the study shows may reduce or stop this inflammation. Flaxseed lignans prevent acute inflammation… in mice anyway. This complementary therapy wouldn’t amount to much, in my opinion, were it not for the fact that other non-conventional therapies has also been shown to reduce the inflammation caused by mesothelioma.
Over the past fifteen or so years I have researched and written about more than a dozen therapies that improve the prognosis for Meso patients. Some of these are conventional therapies like surgery and radiation and some of these therapies are evidenced-based non-conventional like nutrition generally and flaxseed specifically.
My point is that like my cancer, multiple myeloma, the standard approach taken by conventional oncology can be limited.
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The inflammatory and fibrogenic responses induced by asbestos exposure are associated with the location of asbestos fiber deposition and are linked with growth factor release…, agents that ultimately lead to cell growth and collagen deposition (5,28–31). The chronic production of the above mentioned mediators of inflammation, caused by asbestos exposure, may be critical for malignant transformation and the formation of MM (23,29,32,33) through the induction of DNA damage, defective cell cycle control mechanisms, prolonged angiogenesis, uncontrollable growth signaling and tissue invasion/metastasis (10,34,35). Thus, blocking the release of these mediators might be helpful in preventing the development of mesothelioma…”