Mesothelioma Cancer Signs and Symptoms

The symptoms of Mesothelioma, a form of cancer that often takes between 20 and 50 years to develop. Unfortunately, this delay often prevents the detection of the disease and lead to misdiagnoses. The first symptoms like many other illnesses, such as colds or flu, and can therefore be rejected. Other characters mesothelioma respiratory problems, such as pain in the chest and difficulty breathing. The three types of mesothelioma have slightly different symptoms.

Mesothelioma pleural effusion, develops, following a pleural effusion, an accumulation of fluid in the pleura the chest, which often cause for the symptoms, such as the following: respiratory complaints, the difficulties with swallowing disorders, shortness of breath, persistent cough, weight loss, fever, cough Blood, rasping, and pain in the chest.

The symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma, a cancer of the mucous membrane of the abdomen, include a weight reduction, the bump and abdominal pain because of ascites (fluid in the abdominal cavity), and the intestinal occlusion, blood clotting disorders, anemia and fever.

Finally, the form that rarely mesothelioma, pericardial mesothelioma, includes mild to severe pain in the chest, shortness of breath, palpitations, a persistent cough, fatigue and severe.

For the diagnosis, whether the symptoms of a patient with a mesothelioma, compared to a little less difficult, an X-ray or ultrasound examination can be used. If the results of these methods are not conclusive, a biopsy can determine with certainty whether or not cancer is present. There is currently no cure for mesothelioma, research and clinical trials are underway.

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