10 February 2016
Hypnotherapy: A Positive Step in Mesothelioma Treatment?
Treatment is about taking positive steps. Is hypnotherapy something that you think could help for both yourself and your loved ones during treatment for mesothelioma?
In an interview with asbestos.com, hypnotist and neuro-linguistic programming practitioner, Sandy Drenner, recently discussed the benefits of hypnotherapy and how it can be useful for both patients of mesothelioma and those close to them, stating:
“Clinical/Medical Support Hypnotherapy can provide support physically and emotionally. Clients can be taught how to calm the body using self-hypnosis, how to manage the effects of pain, allowing the body more physical comfort. Hypnosis can also prepare clients for upcoming medical tests and surgery, allowing the body to be calmer and receive treatment.”
Slater and Gordon personal injury lawyer, Patrick Walsh, recently discussed a new study by a team of scientists in France who found that the introduction of a third drug in chemotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma could potentially make a significant impact on mesothelioma survival. For more information, read the full blog here.
Management of pain was an issue raised by a number of speakers at this year’s British Oncology Thoracic Group Annual Conference. As long as there is efficacy in the treatment, all options should be made available to those diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Register Your Exposure to Asbestos ASAP
In the event that you are exposed to asbestos it is important that you register this exposure as soon as possible. This way, in the unfortunate event you are diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, a trace to the time, place and circumstances can be established in pursuing a future claim. One of the tragedies of being diagnosed with mesothelioma is that the diagnosis is so long after the person was exposed to asbestos that the victim may not remember.
If you have worked with or been exposed to asbestos and are suffering from the symptoms of a respiratory illness, including shortness of breath and chest pains, for peace of mind we advise that you make an appointment with your GP.
Dominic Smith is national operations co-ordinator at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester.
The Slater and Gordon chest and asbestos disease team have worked with many sufferers and families affected by mesothelioma. For a free consultation call freephone 0800 884 0275 or contact us online and we’ll be happy to help you.