Mesothelioma is a type of lung cancer that infects the inner layer of tissue of the internal organs (mesothelioma).
It is related to asbestos exposure. Medicine divides mesothelioma into different types according to what part of the mesothelioma is affected.
It also affects the lining of both the lungs (pleural mesothelioma) and the tummy
(Pleural peritoneal), heart or testicles.
Mesothelioma attacks men more commonly aged 60 to 80 than women.
Unfortunately, the possibility of healing from mesothelioma is so rare; however treatment may help control the symptoms.
In case of occurring pleural mesothelioma which affects the tissue that borders the lungs and the tummy, causes the following signs and symptoms as below :
- Chest pain
- Painful coughing
- Shortness of breath
- Unusual lumps of tissue under the skin or your chest
- Unexplained weight loss
- Shoulder pain as the result of tumor growing pressure in the chest cavity.
Above mentioned symptoms do not show until the tumors exhaust the nerves, lungs, bones and other parts of the body that occur in the latest stages of mesothelioma.
Depending on symptoms only is difficult, since said symptoms don’t normally appear until passing more time in the disease phase.
Shortness of breath or cough without spreading may be the normal result of creating enough pleural fluid around the lung.
The other types of mesothelioma differ completely from the mentioned types in their signs and symptoms, as these forms of said disease are so rare.
Here’s a look at the Remarkable symptoms of mesothelioma.