Saturday, September 21, 2013
What are Mesothelioma Symptoms?
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that takes more than 300 lives each and every year in the United States of America. But how many people really knows about Mesothelioma or the Mesothelioma Symptoms that are present in the victim. It is very prudent to catch the Mesothelioma symptoms of this disease early on, even though Mesothelioma has a latency of over 40 to 50 years. But before you know about the Mesothelioma symptoms you have to know about the cancer itself. Firstly, Mesothelioma Cancer or more commonly known as malignant Mesothelioma Cancer is a tumor. This tumor affect the outer lining of the organs in a human body. There are a lot of parts of the body that this cancer affects but the common part of the bodies that are affected by Mesothelioma are the linings of the lungs, the abdominal cavity, the heart and the testicles. Mesothelioma is caused by over exposure to Asbestos. This is a form of mineral that is highly desirable to its physical properties can be found in pipes, furniture and many other normal household things, But mostly factories, shipyards and mines has a higher range of asbestos which can cause mesothelioma. As this form of cancer has a high latency period, when a victim star to see the Mesothelioma symptoms in him, the cancer has probably reached to its final stages. It is very helpful and also increases the life expectancy of the victim if the Mesothelioma symptoms are caught early on within the first two stages of cancer. As the cancer gets to later stages, the symptoms become worse and it starts becoming ineffective to proper treatment. This is a very fatal as most of the mesothelioma symptoms can be associated with common cold or any other known diseases. Below is a list of the Mesothelioma symptoms that can be commonly seen on all sorts of mesothelioma patients: • Chest Pain: One of the Mesothelioma Symptoms due to pleural or pericardial mesothelioma is Chest pain as it the tumor causes strain while breathing. • Abdominal pain: there may be an obstruction in the bowel which may see to the buildup of fluid in the abdomen, this can result in pain and bowel obstruction. • Anemia: Mesothelioma symptoms can cause fatigue due to a lower count of hemoglobin in the blood cells, this can also result in loss of bone marrow. • Nausea: This is a very common symptoms of many cancer patients. Even cancer treatment which is chemotherapy can cause severe nausea. • Weight loss: This is also a mesothelioma Symptom due to cancer treatment. This is also caused by other mesothelioma symptoms like Nausea and abdominal pain which ends with you eating less. • Hemoptysis: This is common for lung cancer patients and also mesothelioma patient which means coughing up blood or heavy dry coughing. • Dysphagia: Usually patients with pleural mesothelioma can have difficulty swallowing as the tumor keeps growing in the lungs. This mesothelioma Symptoms is also responsible for other mesothelioma Symptoms. • Fluid Effusion: This basically means a buildup of fluid due to pleura or pericardium mesothelioma. • Pleural and Peritoneal Effusion: Pleural Effusions occur due to pleura mesothelioma which is means a large amount of fluid buildup in the lining of the lungs or the chest cavity. Peritoneal Effusion is the same thing, except it is buildup of fluid in the abdominal cavity due to peritoneal mesothelioma. • Blood Clotting abnormalities. As you read through the mesothelioma symptoms you will realize that some of them are pretty common while others dangerous. This is what makes this type of cancer so dangerous and undetectable.
Posted by Patrick Welch at 2:48 AM