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Mesothelioma Chemo Success Predicted by Folic Acid Metabolism

operation-540597_427.jpgMesothelioma is an aggressive, incurable form of cancer caused by ongoing exposure to asbestos. Although it can be decades before a patient exhibits any symptoms, once they surface, the average survival rate is 18 months following an initial diagnosis. The most common form is Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (MPM), which occurs when a tumor develops in the pleura (a thin, translucent organ that surrounds and protects the lungs). The tumor destroys the pleura, crushing the lungs and causing fluid to build up. This process typically burdens the patient with great pain, shortness of breath, and a cough.

Vinegar Ingredient Found to Effectively Kill Mesothelioma Cells

In a recent study, acetic acid, a common ingredient found in household vinegar, was proven to induce mesothelioma cell death more effectively than other existing treatments out there today.