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Early Symptoms of Mesothelioma: And What are the Causes and Risk Factors of Mesothelioma

Early Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Early detection and treatment of mesothelioma symptoms can lead to better medical outcomes and potentially more treatment options.

Early Symptoms of Mesothelioma: Pleural Mesothelioma Symptoms

In its early stages, symptoms of pleural mesothelioma include:

  • Dry cough/or wheezing
  • Chest pains
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Pleural effusions are a buildup of fluid in the lungs.

Pleural mesothelioma can develop in later stages. However, other symptoms are more obvious:

  • Chest pains are becoming more severe
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Eating and swallowing difficulties
  • Sneezing blood

 

Early Symptoms of Mesothelioma: Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Peritoneal mesothelioma (affecting peritoneum), symptoms include:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Fluid buildup in the abdomen
  • Bowel obstructions
  • Fatigue
  • Appetite loss

It is difficult to determine the exact stage of mesothelioma from just symptoms. Because symptoms aren’t evident until later stages, most diagnoses don’t occur until these later stages.

Patients who are diagnosed and treated promptly often have a better quality of life and live longer than the average life expectancy (usually between 1 and 2).

Early Symptoms of Mesothelioma: And What are the Causes and Risk Factors of Mesothelioma

Early Symptoms of Mesothelioma: Early Signs of Mesothelioma Asbestos Lung Cancer

Tiny nodules develop along with the linings of the abdomen and lung in the initial stages of cancer. These tiny nodules grow rapidly and press on nerves, organs, bones, and other parts of your body. This can cause pain, severe breathing, and other symptoms.

It’s difficult to spot early signs of cancer even though they are often present at the beginning of the disease. You might also think that the symptoms are related to another common disease, since you may not have any.

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If you believe you have these symptoms, it is important to seek out a specialist in Mesothelioma treatment. Not all doctors have the skills to diagnose and recommend the best treatment. In some cases, however, doctors are able to identify fluid in the lungs and recommend that you have a biopsy. This will confirm or deny the existence of cancer.

 

Early Symptoms of Mesothelioma: What are the first signs of asbestos exposure?

Asbestosis symptoms and signs may include:

  • Breathing difficulty
  • Dry, persistent cough.
  • Weight loss can cause a reduction in appetite.
  • Clubbing refers to fingertips or toes that look wider than normal (clubbing).
  • Tightness in the chest or pain

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