Mesothelioma Symptoms Appear
What Are The Symptoms of Mesothelioma
Malignant mesothelioma is a very deadly type of cancer. It is usually is the result of a person inhaling or swallowing asbestos fibers or asbestos dust. It literally can take three or four decades before mesothelioma symptoms appear. So people be very careful about this disease and it is advisable that when one see it is as if this mesothelioma symptoms appear he or she should go and see a doctor.The doctor should treat the patient as soon as possible before it became serious.
Although the vast majority of mesothelioma victims were exposed to asbestos while at work, many of their family members have also succumbed to the disease because the asbestos workers unknowingly brought home asbestos fibers on their work clothing. Then, once the fibers became airborne they spread throughout the house. So the patient should be treated as soon immediately the mesothelioma symptoms appear before it spread to the other family members.
Often the mesothelioma symptoms are very much the same as the symptoms of other medical problems. Consequently many mesothelioma victims are not even aware that their mesothelioma symptoms relate to something that happened to them when they were much younger.
Even if a person is exposed to asbestos for a few months that short amount of exposure may establish the conditions necessary for the disease to erupt much later in their lives. Because of the amount of time that the disease has to develop the prognosis for mesothelioma patients is very grim after the mesothelioma symptoms appear.
Mesothelioma affects the linings of different cavities in a person’s body. Over the years the cancerous tumors grow and cause the tissues to expand. Subsequently they gather fluid. It’s not unusual for the first mesothelioma symptoms, called pleural effusion, to occur because the mesothelioma symptoms are caused by the excess fluid.
In addition, the location of the cancerous tumors can cause other mesothelioma symptoms to appear. There are different type of Mesothelioma diseases which include.
Pleural Mesothelioma .The following are the symptoms of Pleural Mesothelioma.
Pleural mesothelioma affects the lining that surrounds the lung. The most commons Pleural mesothelioma symptoms are chest pain, a shortness of breath, and a persistent cough.
These Pleural mesothelioma symptoms are very similar to other ailments such as pneumonia.
Localized chest pain is the most common symptom. However it often does not appear until the disease is very advanced.
Some pleural mesothelioma victims have virtually no symptoms while others lose weight.
Peritoneal Mesothelioma symptoms
This type of mesothelioma affects the abdominal lining.Peritoneal Mesothelioma symptoms include weight loss, abdominal pain, and a mass or swelling in the abdomen. Sometimes the peritoneal mesothelioma patient has fever and other times blood clots and bowel obstruction occurs.
Pericardial Mesothelioma symptoms
The lining of the pericardium, or the heart, is affected by pericardial mesothelioma. Symptoms of this asbestos related disease include a cough, irregular breathing patterns, chest pain, and an irregular heartbeat.
The symptoms of this, the rarest kind of mesothelioma, usually become apparent after even a minimal amount of exertion.