Symptoms of Mesothelioma


Early detection of mesothelioma can improve prognosis. Unfortunately, detecting mesothelioma in its early stage is almost impossible. Mesothelioma comes without early symptoms which can be identified. Still, there are symptoms when the mesothelioma starts to arise. If you want to know what these symptoms are, read on.

The Symptoms
Before we start, there are three types of mesothelioma. These types are categorized based on the location of mesothelioma. If it is in the lining of the lungs, it is called pleural mesothelioma. If it is in the lining of the abdomen, peritoneal.And if it is in the lining of the heart, pericardial. Each comes with different symptoms.

Pleural Mesothelioma
The symptoms of pleural mesothelioma include
·         Chronic, dry cough
·         Sudden, unexplained weight loss
·         Fatigue
·         Fever
·         Pain in the chest
·         Night sweats

Peritoneal Mesothelioma
The symptoms of mesothelioma include
·         Nausea
·         Sudden, unexplained weight loss

·         Fever
·         Pain in the abdomen
·         Anemia
·         Bowel obstruction

Pericardial Mesothelioma
The symptoms of pericardial mesothelioma include
·         Shortness of breath
·         Pain in the chest
·         Night sweats
·         Fever
·         Irregular heartbeat

Can Mesothelioma Be Diagnosed Early?
Unfortunately, no. In general, early diagnoses of mesothelioma happen by accident through blood tests or X-rays imaging. Often times, when the time a patient identifies the symptoms, cancer has already spread. This makes mesothelioma difficult to treat.
If you have been exposed to asbestos before, you need to confirm your doctor about it. Also, seeking cancer screenings is a good idea. Earlier than a normal diagnosis of mesothelioma can improve the probability of curative therapy.

One of the most common concerns of a patient of mesothelioma and their family is money. The treatments for mesothelioma are not cheap. If you have been working with asbestos and have mesothelioma, you may want to look for a mesothelioma law firm. You can file a case to get compensation from the company where asbestos exposure happened to you. While there is no 100% guarantee you will get compensation it will help you tremendously if you get it. It is worthy to consider.

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