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Reiki for Mesothelioma Patients

Reiki is a type of complementary and alternative medicine that began in Japan but is now practiced worldwide. It is an energy therapy that aims to change the flow of so-called vital, universal energy in the body. By doing so a practitioner of Reiki claims to be able to induce relaxation in a patient, reduce…

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Van Elslander Cancer Center, Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan

The Van Elslander Cancer Center is a part of the St. John Providence Health System, which recently changed its name to Ascension Health and is the largest health care system in southeast Michigan with multiple hospitals and health centers. Located in Grosse Pointe Woods, just minutes from Detroit in Michigan, the facility is named for…

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Emotional and Physical Wellness – Living with Mesothelioma

Wellness is a state of good health, and while it may seem contradictory to living with mesothelioma, it can be a goal and an achievement for all patients. Wellness is something to strive, a way to actively make positive choices, and it goes beyond simply not having an illness. Wellness encompasses emotional, physical, and spiritual…

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Side Effects of Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is an effective treatment used to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors in people with mesothelioma and other types of cancer. Unfortunately this treatment also causes a number of side effects. Not every patient will experience all possible side effects and severity will depend on many factors, including the specific drugs used, the dosage,…

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Mesothelioma Alternative Therapies

Alternative therapies for mesothelioma are available, but are mostly not tested or have not been proven to be effective in actually treating the cancer. Mesothelioma is difficult to treat, even with traditional and modern medicines. There are many alternative therapies, however, that patients may want to try to help relieve some of the symptoms of…

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