Mesothelioma Malnutrition - New Section on All About Malignant Mesothelioma

February 11, 2009 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
San Diego, Calif., February 11, 2009 All About Malignant Mesothelioma, one of the Internet's top sites for mesothelioma information, has announced the launch of a new section devoted to mesothelioma and nutrition to help patients fight the effects of malnutrition. Many mesothelioma patients suffer from malnutrition due to lack of hunger, nutritional deficiencies and dramatic weight loss. Malnutrition is often at the heart of a mesothelioma patient's quick downward spiral. The goal of this new section is to provide the information necessary to help mesothelioma patients and their families address the devastating impact of malnutrition.

The first article published in this section focuses on the specific diet and nutrition during mesothelioma treatment, which differ significantly from the needs of a healthy person. The second article helps patients develop meal plans that address the effects of cancer treatments. Future articles will include information on treating anorexia (lack of appetite) and cachexia, or "wasting syndrome" (dramatic weight loss), which often go hand in hand.

The launch of this section is extremely important tomesothelioma treatment patients, according to Dr. David Evans, publisher of All About Malignant Mesothelioma. "Up until now, much of this information was unavailable on the Internet, and the information that was available was scattered across several websites. By adding these articles, we believe our publication is the most comprehensive online source for information on treatment of mesothelioma and related conditions."

Mesothelioma is a terminal disease that cannot be defeated through nutrition. However, quality of life can be improved - and length of life extended - by staving off the effects of anorexia, cachexia and malnutrition. Dr. Evans and the All About Malignant Mesothelioma staff hope the launch of these articles can improve the lives of many patients.

All About Malignant Mesothelioma

All About Malignant Mesothelioma is a one-stop health resource containing more than 100 pages for patients who have been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. The site offers news, patient stories and information about diagnosis, treatment, legal rights and other topics pertaining to mesothelioma and asbestos exposure. All About Malignant Mesothelioma is owned and operated by Ceatus Media Group LLC. All articles are authored by Dr. David W. Evans, Nathan Johnson, Greg Johnstone and Melissa Paniaguas.