Asbestos, named by the ancient Greeks, was found to damage the lungs of slaves. Some archaeologists believe that ancients made shrouds to wrap bodies in before being placed on funeral pyres. The asbestos also helped preserve the ashes. They also made wicks of asbestos for tombs and lamps. Asbestos became popular with manufacturers and builders in the late 19th century. It was used in some products for it's heat resistant qualities.
In June 1997, Paul Kraus heard the dreaded word mesothelioma, a form of cancer associated with work involving asbestos. Cancer in any form is very scary word and is usually a death sentence. Paul was given only a few months to live but Paul decided to fight back. He did extensive and knew he did not want chemotherapy, surgery or radiation, Paul learned about alternative treatments and worked with his doctors to come up with a regimen to heal him. Twelve years later, he's still surviving. Wanting to pass his knowledge to others, Paul wrote "Surviving Mesothelioma and Other Cancers: A Patient's Guide". His book is currently the best selling mesothelioma book in the world. To help others rally against their mesothelioma cancer diagnosis, a free copy of Paul Kraus's book is available. Paul encourages people not to ignore medical advice and treatment but to look at all options. Surviving mesothelioma IS POSSIBLE!