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Mesothelioma Symptoms & Diagnosis

Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Symptoms of mesothelioma may not appear until 30 to 50 years after exposure to asbestos. Symptoms vary according to location of the cancer.

Pleural mesothelioma - Shortness of breath and pain in the chest due to an accumulation of fluid in the pleura.

Pericardial mesothelioma - persistent cough, chest pain, palpitations, dyspnea, palpitations, breathing problems and labored breathing, fever, sweating, fatigue and weakness, weight loss

Peritoneal mesothelioma - weight loss and abdominal pain and swelling due to a buildup of fluid in the abdomen. Bowel obstruction, blood clotting abnormalities,anaemia, and fever. If the cancer has spread beyond the mesothelium to other parts of the body, symptoms may also include pain, trouble swallowing, or swelling of the neck or face.

 

Diagnosing Mesothelioma

  • Diagnosing mesothelioma is often difficult, because the symptoms are similar to those of a number of other conditions. The path of diagnosis is:
  • Review of the patient’s medical history, including any history of asbestos exposure.
  • A complete physical examination may be performed, including x-rays of the chest or abdomen and lung function tests. A CT (or CAT) scan or an MRI may also be useful.
  • A biopsy is needed to confirm a diagnosis of mesothelioma.

    Chest - thoracoscopy. allows the doctor to look inside the chest and obtain tissue samples.

    Abdomen - peritoneoscopy, inserts a special instrument called a peritoneoscope into the abdominal cavity.

  • More extensive diagnostic surgery may be necessary.
  • Staging - If the diagnosis is mesothelioma, to learn the stage (or extent) of the disease more tests are carried out to ascertain whether the cancer has spread and, if so, to which parts of the body. This helps plan treatment.

    Localised - the cancer is found only on the membrane surface where it originated.

    Advanced - it has spread beyond the original membrane surface to other parts of the body, such as the lymph nodes, lungs, chest wall, or abdominal organs.

Description of Mesothelioma

Treatment of Mesothelioma

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