New Mesothelioma Treatment Option

New Mesothelioma Treatment Option

New Mesothelioma Treatment Option

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Mesothelioma Lawyer. Mesothelioma has been a focus of medical research for years due to its ubiquity throughout various occupations exposed to asbestos. The research on mesothelioma has started to yield new treatment options that can improve the mesothelioma prognosis for the benefit of patients everywhere.

Current Treatment Options

If patients report that they are suffering from mesothelioma symptoms, the physician will use imaging and possible biopsies to confirm one of several different types of mesothelioma, such as pleural mesothelioma or peritoneal mesothelioma. Then, the physician will discuss a variety of treatment options with the patient, ranging from surgery to medical therapy or a combination of both. While patients generally have some success with these treatment options, recent research out of France has revealed a new potential treatment option that could change the standard of therapy for mesothelioma treatment.

Curcumin and Mesothelioma Cells

Curcumin is the active ingredient in the popular ingredient turmeric and has shown potential as a mesothelioma treatment option. A French study revealed that curcumin has the potential to slow the growth of mesothelioma tumor cells and reduce the total size of the tumors themselves. The ingredient has been studied in the past due to its potential for anti-inflammatory properties. French researchers removed mesothelioma cells from rats that had been exposed to asbestos. Researchers placed the mesothelioma cells into different groups and exposed them to varying amounts of curcumin to find the right treatment dose that was needed to shrink the tumor mass and kill the mesothelioma cells. This ideal dose was then translated to the next step.

Treatment with Curcumin in the Rats was Next

Once the proper dose was calculated, the researchers started treatment with curcumin while the tumors were still in the peritoneal cavities of the rats. The tumor load was measured at various points throughout the treatment process and the total tumor mass was significantly reduced at the end of the treatment protocol. Combined with other research that has demonstrated the potential of curcumin to halt the growth of new blood vessels in tumors (starving the tumors of their nutrient supply, causing them to shrink), this data demonstrates promising results for patients living with mesothelioma everywhere. As more research is performed on curcumin, it could lead to a revolution in the manner that mesothelioma is treated, leading to a reduced morbidity and mortality rate for patients diagnosed with this deadly lung disease.

Related Articles by Ed Smith ~

Contact an Experienced Sacramento Mesothelioma Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Mesothelioma Lawyer. The type of research being performed on mesothelioma has produced ground-breaking results that could change the prognosis for patients everywhere. If you’ve been recently diagnosed with mesothelioma, call me right way at (916) 921-6400 for friendly, free advice. I have a toll-free line available for patients calling from outside of the local area at (800) 404-5400.

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Verdicts and settlements

Client reviews are available here: Avvo, Yelp, and Google Plus.

Image Attribution: Public Domain Images at Wikimedia Commons


Client Reviews

  • Me and my wife; had a car accident. We were amazed how easy, professional, friendly attorney Ed Smith is along with his staff. Everybody is amazing. Thank you so much, we are very impressed!
  • Ed Smith and his office team took on a difficult personal injury case on my behalf and for the passenger in my car. Ed is a top- notch attorney. His staff couldn't have been more helpful and kind. No need to look elsewhere. I give Ed Smith my highest recommendation.
  • Ed and Robert have been taking great care of my husband and I for the past 5+ years. They are always there when you have a problem and a quick resolution! Even when the issues have nothing to do with them. They are willing to help ease the pain off your shoulders. They are as good as it gets! Thank you again for everything.
  • Very professional. Great team, staff and service all around. Mr Smith was very honest, straight forward with his advice. He gives the word "attorney" an honest reputation. I will seek his council anytime, and would recommend him at the drop of a dime.
  • I would highly recommend Ed Smith to any friends or family in need of a personal injury attorney. Ed, and his staff, are very caring on top of being very experienced in this field. The staff always keeps you informed of the status of your case and they are always easy to reach by phone.
  • Edward Smith law offices provide competent, thorough, and personable help for victims of personal injury. When you first meet the staff you know you contacted the right office. This law office treats clients like people. I recommend this office to anyone seeking representation regarding personal injury.