What Is Mesothelioma And What Are Mesothelioma Symptoms?
People are oftentimes ignoring Mesothelioma symptoms primarily because of the generic nature it has. This is all because of the fact that its early symptoms may also be sign common diseases. Aside from that, there are different research showing that a patient who have been exposed to asbestos before might possibly develop mesothelioma in later part of their life, 20 or even 40 years after asbestos incident. For this reason, there are lots of patients who are disregarding the potential of having mesothelioma.
As a matter of fact, mesothelioma is a type of cancer to which our body’s internal organ protective lining is affected by malignant cells. These linings are peritoneum or lining of our abdominal cavity, pleura or the outer lining that surrounds the chest cavity and lungs and last, the pericardium or the sac that holds the heart.
As for the Mesothelioma symptoms, it is capable of affecting all these organs and will vary a lot because of the special nature and the functions of the organs as well. These symptoms are more severe while there are others are just rare. In relation to this, it is crucial that you look for a doctor right at the time that such symptoms have prevailed.
Not only that, if the Mesothelioma symptoms is detected on early stages, there is a high probability of curing it. As you read the next lines, you will be able to know about symptoms of this condition which are categorized by types.
As for the symptoms of pleural mesothelioma, this composes of coughing up blood, shortness of breath as well as chest pain. With pleural effusions or accumulation of fluid in lung lining, it may be back pain, weakness, hoarseness, loss of appetite, excessive coughing, weight loss, paralysis and swelling. In some other cases, patients who have pleural mesothelioma may develop lung cancer or pneumothorax (lung failure). Nonetheless, some other patients don’t show Mesothelioma symptoms at all.
If you are experiencing any of the following: weight loss, mass accumulation or swelling in abdominal area, abdominal pain, bowel obstruction, fever, blood clots, vomiting and nausea; then there is a possibility that you have peritoneal mesothelioma as it is its symptoms. Last but definitely not the least, in pericardium Mesothelioma symptoms are pain in the chest, coughing, irregular breathing patterns, shortness of breath and unusual heart beat.
All these symptoms may be an indication of a minor disease and not mesothelioma actually. However, doctors can cure the cancer while it’s still at primitive stage if it’s diagnosed on early stage. Just keep in mind that only doctors could confirm if you have mesothelioma.