The risks of the procedure are minimal when compared to surgery and the results are very impressive. Studies currently available extend 2yrs out from the procedure and show sustained weight loss. Losing weight is not a benefit of living with mesothelioma. It is harmful to health and can lead to complications and even a worse outcome from treatment. Talk to your doctor if you are losing weight or if your appetite makes it difficult to eat.
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The average age of patients in the diet group was about 55, while the average in the surgery group was 49. Those in the surgery group lost an average of 51 pounds, while those in the diet group lost an average of 48 pounds. All study patients maintained that weight loss for several weeks before follow-up studies were performed.