There are many alternative treatment options that could benefit mesothelioma patients. Some of the leading alternative treatments include:

Cachexia Treatments

Cachexia is a condition that involves the loss of weight and muscles, something that can be detrimental and debilitating to the mesothelioma patient. Cachexia treatments aim to give people more muscle strength in their fight against cancer.

Palliative Care

Many physicians believe palliative care should be a priority for mesothelioma patients. Cancer patients can perceive pain not only from the disease itself, but from the treatments. Palliative care, in a nutshell, involves pain management tactics to alleviate the symptoms of mesothelioma and treatments such as chemotherapy.

High Dose of Ascorbic Acid

Some physicians opt to treat their patients by intravenously administering high doses of ascorbic acid for the purpose of slowing down the rate that mesothelioma tumors grow.


Oncolyn is a natural, plant-derived substance that may be effective in the treatment of mesothelioma.

Estrogen Treatment

Researchers have found that the more estrogen a mesothelioma cell contains, the less the cancer grows and spreads, which might explain why women often have less aggressive tumors and survive longer with mesothelioma than men.

Photodynamic Therapy

One of the more innovative treatments for malignant pleural mesothelioma is photodynamic therapy of “PDT.” The procedure works by eradicating residual microscopic disease after macroscopic complete resection of mesothelioma.

In Vitro Tree Oil

A study has suggested that in vitro implantation of tree oil may be effective in killing mesothelioma cells. Research has shown that the anti-fungal and antibiotic properties in tree oil can effectively kill cancerous cells.

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