Mesothelioma is known as one of most dangerous type of cancer, it is because there is still no cure to it. But even still no cure for mesothelioma, some treatments are developed in order to increase the chance of patient’s survival and to decrease some of the pain associated with mesothelioma. Those treatments come with combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.
Treatment combination such as surgery to remove cancer cells as much as possible, and chemotherapy to prevent those cells to divide themselves are types of treatments that are most suggested to do. To decide which treatment to be used, is affected by the stage or on which level the patient had. The earlier mesothelioma is detected the morel likely the patient respond to treatment.
TENS stand for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation is a kind of treatment for mesothelioma that use same idea as massage and acupuncture. They put electrodes on the skin in certain location, where patients experiencing pain.
How it works? The device sent a certain electrical shock from a small battery pack. The electrical shock help removing pain from the patient. First the shock will send message to patient’s brain to release more endorphins, endorphins are natural chemical produced by the body that create feeling of euphoria/happy. Than the shock will also send the message to the brain to block pain.
Another benefit of using this treatment is that TENS could be performed at home. First professional therapist will help patients finding the right place to put electrodes and perform how to use the device correctly. Later on, patients could perform the treatment by themselves. TENS also a good choice of mesothelioma therapy because it is not like any other medication that one should be aware of any side effects if they are on any other medication treatments.
But for pregnant patients, they should consult to their doctor first before using this treatment. And for those who are not ease on using TENS, professional therapists are ready to help you with the treatment.