Friday, May 28, 2010


Are you or someone you care about struggling with cancer? Specifically Mesothelioma
Paul Kraus was diagnosed with Mesothelioma, and outlived his prognosis of 1 year, and decided to write a book about his struggles and his will to survive. The book is called  "Surviving Mesothelioma: A Patients Survival of Mesothelioma Cancer".

Don't know what Mesothelioma is? Here is a quick medical lesson:

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer in which cancerous cells are found in the mesothelium, a protective sac that covers most of the body's internal organs. There are two main types of mesothelioma - pleural which involves the sac that covers the pleural cavity around the lungs and peritoneal which involves the tissue that covers the abdominal area.
The only accepted cause is exposure to asbestos. Asbestos was in thousands of different products so many people were exposed at many times in their lives. 
Treatment options include standard therapies (surgery and/or chemotherapy and/or radiation), clinical trials, and alternative or complimentary therapies. Despite the depressing information on the internet, there are long-term mesothelioma survivors including: Paul Kraus, Stephen Jay Gould, Rhio O'Connor, and others. Paul Kraus's book explains what he did to survive his mesothelioma.

This book is free, and recommended reading for anyone struggling with mesothlioma.

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